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Meet experts, handle specimens and see what goes on behind the scenes.

Animal Vision for families
Animal Vision for families

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

12 September 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 14:00
10 October 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 14:00
28 October 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 14:00
14 November 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 14:00
12 December 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 14:00

  • Families Families (7+)
Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

Meet Charles Darwin, he will share his collection of beetles and tell you his famous theory of evolution.

26 September 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
24 October 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
28 November 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30

  • Families Families (all ages)
Family Explorer Backpacks
Family Explorer Backpacks

Families can explore the galleries together with a passport, binoculars and activity book.

1 September 2015
2 September 2015
3 September 2015
4 September 2015
5 September 2015
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  • Families Families (under 7s)
Hands on Nature - Dinosaurs
Hands on Nature - Dinosaurs

Is it a dinosaur? Get up close and personal with real specimens to find out.

4 October 2015 11:00 - 14:00, 14:00 - 17:00
28 October 2015 14:00 - 17:00
1 November 2015 11:00 - 14:00, 14:00 - 17:00
6 December 2015 11:00 - 14:00, 14:00 - 17:00

  • Families Families (7+)
Investigate for families
Investigate for families

Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre. Centre closes at 17:00. Last entry is at 16.30.

5 September 2015 11:00
6 September 2015 11:00
12 September 2015 11:00
13 September 2015 11:00
19 September 2015 11:00

  • Families Families (all ages)
Mary Anning
Mary Anning

Meet Mary Anning, a pioneering fossil hunter from 19th century.

13 September 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
11 October 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
15 November 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
13 December 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30

  • Families Families (all ages)
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