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A Date with an Ammonite
A Date with an Ammonite

Meet a scientist who studies ammonites to discover the age of rock formations.

5 July 2015 12:30, 14:30

  • Adults Adults
Animal Vision for families
Animal Vision for families

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

11 July 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 13:30 - 14:00
22 July 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
29 July 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
5 August 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
8 August 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 13:30 - 14:00
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  • Families Families (7+)
Animal Vision for families (BSL)
Animal Vision for families (BSL)

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

11 July 2015 11:30 - 12:00
8 August 2015 11:30 - 12:00

  • Families Families (7+)
Beached Whales in Tragic Tales
Beached Whales in Tragic Tales

Delve deeper into the fascinating world of whale strandings from the shoreline to the scalpel edge.

9 August 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

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

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

4 July 2015 12:00 - 12:45, 14:30 - 15:15
5 July 2015 12:00 - 12:45, 14:30 - 15:15
6 July 2015 13:30 - 14:15
7 July 2015 13:30 - 14:15
8 July 2015 13:30 - 14:15

  • Everyone Everyone
Behind-the-Scenes Zoology Spirit Collection Tour (BSL)
Behind-the-Scenes Zoology Spirit Collection Tour (BSL)

British Sign Language interpreted. Join our experts for a look behind the scenes at the zoology spirit collection.

11 July 2015 15:30 - 16:15
8 August 2015 15:30 - 16:15

  • Everyone Everyone
Cocoon gallery
Cocoon gallery

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

11 June 2015 - 31 December 2016

  • Schools Schools (Key Stages 3-4)
Corals of the Cold, Dark and Deep
Corals of the Cold, Dark and Deep

Meet a scientist studying cold water corals and discover more about these overlooked ecosystems.

12 July 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
Flying Colours
Flying Colours

Join world butterfly expert, Dick Vane-Wright, and discover the incredible characteristics of a butterfly's wings.

19 July 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
23 August 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
Marvellous Moths
Marvellous Moths

Join us as we reveal some of the most impressive and beautiful moths from our collections.

24 July 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
6 September 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (7+)
Natural Histories: Burbot
Natural Histories: Burbot

Meet experts from the BBC Radio 4 Natural Histories series and see specimens that have changed our view of the world

11 July 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
Natural Histories: Coral
Natural Histories: Coral

Meet experts from the BBC Radio 4 Natural Histories series and see specimens that have changed our view of the world

25 July 2015 12:30, 14:30

  • Adults Adults
Natural Histories: Mandrake
Natural Histories: Mandrake

Meet experts from the BBC Radio 4 Natural Histories series and see specimens that have changed our view of the world

18 July 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
Natural Histories: Tower Lions
Natural Histories: Tower Lions

Meet experts from the BBC Radio 4 Natural Histories series and see specimens that have changed our view of the world.

4 July 2015 12:30, 14:30

  • Families Families (7+)
Nature's Unseen Engineers: Ants and Termites
Nature's Unseen Engineers: Ants and Termites

In the tropics, the soil teems with termites and ants. So how important are these creatures to their environment?

23 July 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (7+)
Specimen Preparation Area in action
Specimen Preparation Area in action

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

9 July 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
16 July 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
23 July 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
30 July 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
6 August 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00

  • Everyone Everyone
Specimen Preparation Area in Action: Soil Biodiversity
Specimen Preparation Area in Action: Soil Biodiversity

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

11 July 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
8 August 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
26 September 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
24 October 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
21 November 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00

  • Everyone Everyone
Specimen Preparation Area in Action: Woodeaton Project
Specimen Preparation Area in Action: Woodeaton Project

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

29 July 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
26 August 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
23 September 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00

  • Everyone Everyone
The Dragonfly Diaries
The Dragonfly Diaries

Meet the insect conservationist named 'the BBC's dragonfly geek' by Chris Packham.

10 July 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
The Incredible World of Dragonflies
The Incredible World of Dragonflies

We meet a Museum scientist and explore the incredible world of dragonflies.

17 July 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
The Microscopic World of the Fly
The Microscopic World of the Fly

Join a Museum expert to discover what we know about the anatomy and senses of the fly

9 July 2015 14:30

  • Adults Adults
The Pitcairn Islands: Marine Bounty
The Pitcairn Islands: Marine Bounty

Find out what it's like to research the marine life surrounding some of the most remote islands on Earth.

26 July 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
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