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Beetlemania
Beetlemania

Join us as we get up close and personal with the most diverse group of animals on the planet - beetles.

22 January 2017 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • 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.

20 January 2017 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15
21 January 2017 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15, 15:30 - 16:15
22 January 2017 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15
23 January 2017 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15
24 January 2017 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.

27 December 2016 - 23 December 2017

  • Schools Schools (Key Stages 3-4)
From the Ground to the Gallery
From the Ground to the Gallery

Meet Museum Fossil Preparator Mark Graham to discover the different ways he prepares fossils for both research and display.

29 January 2017 12:30, 14:30

  • 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.

25 January 2017 15:30 - 16:30
11 February 2017 15:30 - 16:30
22 February 2017 15:30 - 16:30

  • Everyone Everyone
Miniature Lives Magnified
Miniature Lives Magnified

Discover how our scientists are studying tiny insects barely visible to the naked eye.

10 February 2017 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (7+)
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.

24 January 2017 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
31 January 2017 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
7 February 2017 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
14 February 2017 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
21 February 2017 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00

  • Everyone Everyone
Teeming Tropical Forest Floors
Teeming Tropical Forest Floors

Discover what it takes to be an ecologist in a tropical rainforest and make sense of all the diversity.

27 January 2017 14:30

  • Families Families (7+)
Treasures in the Deep
Treasures in the Deep

Join Museum scientists to discover what can be found in the deep - including many new species.

28 January 2017 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (7+)
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