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Ancient Lakes on Mars
Ancient Lakes on Mars

Join a Museum scientist to find out about ancient lakes on Mars and what they can reveal about the climate on the red planet.

13 February 2016 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
Animal Vision for families
Animal Vision for families

A fun show investigating a world only visible to certain animals.

20 February 2016 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 14:00
12 March 2016 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 14:00
30 March 2016 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
6 April 2016 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
9 April 2016 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 14:00

  • Families Families (7+)
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.

9 February 2016 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15
10 February 2016 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15
11 February 2016 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15
12 February 2016 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15
13 February 2016 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15
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  • Everyone Everyone
Bioarchaeology: Reading the Bones of Human History
Bioarchaeology: Reading the Bones of Human History

Join a Museum archaeologist and find out what she has discovered from excavating ancient human burial sites

14 February 2016 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
Citizen Scientists
Citizen Scientists

Science is not just for the professionals. Find out how people power is transforming the way science is done.

27 February 2016 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
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)
Fool proofing Fossils
Fool proofing Fossils

Meet the team of scientists looking after some of the Museum's treasured fossils.

12 February 2016 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
Human Evolution: Tunnelling into the Past
Human Evolution: Tunnelling into the Past

Hear from a museum scientist using DNA from ancient human bones to unlock the secrets of our evolutionary past.

28 February 2016 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
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.

13 February 2016 15:30 - 16:30
24 February 2016 15:30 - 16:30
12 March 2016 15:30 - 16:30
23 March 2016 15:30 - 16:30

  • Everyone Everyone
The Blue Whale: Moving Nature's Giant (Update)
The Blue Whale: Moving Nature's Giant (Update)

Discover the challenge of moving our colossal blue whale skeleton to the Museum's central Hintze Hall.

21 February 2016 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
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