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A Night in the Jungle
A Night in the Jungle

Join us to find out how scientists collect moths and hear some of the adventures they've had on their travels.

29 July 2016 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour
Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour

Join our expert science educators for a behind the scenes look at the Museum's fascinating zoology spirit collection.

23 July 2016 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15, 15:30 - 16:15
24 July 2016 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15, 15:30 - 16:15
25 July 2016 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15
26 July 2016 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15
27 July 2016 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15
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  • Everyone Everyone
Cocoon gallery
Cocoon gallery

Schools (KS3, KS4, Post-16) Take your students on a journey through the Darwin Centre's stunning Cocoon.

4 January 2016 - 16 December 2016

  • Schools Schools (Key Stages 3-4)
Marvellous Mammals of Madagascar
Marvellous Mammals of Madagascar

Find out about some incredible creatures that live in Madagascar

30 July 2016 12:30, 14:30

  • Families Families (12+)
Marvellous Moths
Marvellous Moths

Take a look at some of the most impressive and beautiful moths in the Museum's collections.

24 July 2016 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (7+)
Members' Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour
Members' Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour

With our experts, Members get an extended behind the scenes look at the Museum's zoology collection preserved in spirit.

27 July 2016 15:30 - 16:30
13 August 2016 15:30 - 16:30
24 August 2016 15:30 - 16:30
10 September 2016 15:30 - 16:30
28 September 2016 15:30 - 16:30

  • Everyone Everyone
Preparing the Carpological Collection
Preparing the Carpological Collection

See our scientists and volunteers in action in the Specimen Preparation Area of the Darwin Centre Cocoon.

26 July 2016 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
2 August 2016 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
9 August 2016 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
16 August 2016 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
23 August 2016 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00

  • Everyone Everyone
The Longest Journey
The Longest Journey

Find out what motivates butterflies to migrate and how they're adapted to make the journey.

31 July 2016 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
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