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Animal Vision for families
Animal Vision for families

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

14 March 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 14:00
1 April 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
9 May 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 13:30 - 14:00
27 May 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
13 June 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 13:30 - 14:00
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  • 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.

28 March 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
10 May 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
14 June 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
12 July 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
9 August 2015 11:00 - 12:30, 14:30 - 16:00

  • Families Families (all ages)
David Attenborough: Life on Camera
David Attenborough: Life on Camera

Find out about Britain's foremost naturalist and broadcaster featuring some of the best loved clips from his TV series.

1 March 2015 16:50 - 17:05
2 March 2015 16:50 - 17:05
3 March 2015 16:50 - 17:05
4 March 2015 16:50 - 17:05
5 March 2015 16:50 - 17:05

  • Everyone Everyone
Edible Insects
Edible Insects

From roasted slugs to crunchy crickets, join us to look at the bushtucker diet, including a chance to try an unusual snack.

8 March 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
9 March 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (7+)
Hands on Nature - Dinosaurs
Hands on Nature - Dinosaurs

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

1 March 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
7 March 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
21 March 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
5 April 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

  • Families Families (7+)
Hands On Nature - Ocean Life
Hands On Nature - Ocean Life

Discover some of the wonder and variety of marine creatures and find out why they're so special.

28 March 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
8 April 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

  • Families Families (all ages)
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.

1 March 2015 11:00 - 17:00
2 March 2015 15:30 - 17:00
3 March 2015 15:30 - 17:00
4 March 2015 15:30 - 17:00
5 March 2015 15:30 - 17:00

  • Families Families (all ages)
Mary Anning
Mary Anning

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

8 March 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
25 April 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
30 May 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
27 June 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
25 July 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30

  • Families Families (all ages)
Nature Through the Lens
Nature Through the Lens

This fascinating 15-minute documentary marks key breathroughs in wildlife film-making over the past 100 years.

1 March 2015 16:30 - 16:45
2 March 2015 16:30 - 16:45
3 March 2015 16:30 - 16:45
4 March 2015 16:30 - 16:45
5 March 2015 16:30 - 16:45

  • Everyone Everyone
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.

5 March 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
12 March 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
26 March 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
2 April 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
9 April 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00

  • Everyone Everyone
Who do you think you really are? Interactive film
Who do you think you really are? Interactive film

Augmented reality brings extinct creatures to life in the studio in our interactive film about evolution.

2 March 2015 15:30 - 16:20
3 March 2015 15:30 - 16:20
4 March 2015 15:30 - 16:20
5 March 2015 15:30 - 16:20
6 March 2015 15:30 - 16:20

  • Everyone Everyone
Wildscapes
Wildscapes

Experience what it's like to be an animal on the African Plain, in the ocean, and at the Arctic and Antarctic Poles.

1 March 2015 17:10 - 17:25
2 March 2015 17:10 - 17:25
3 March 2015 17:10 - 17:25
4 March 2015 17:10 - 17:25
5 March 2015 17:10 - 17:25

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