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Animal Vision for families
Animal Vision for families

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

14 February 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 14:00
16 February 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
18 February 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
20 February 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
14 March 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 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.

31 January 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
14 February 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
15 February 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
28 February 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
28 March 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30

  • Families Families (all ages)
Cocoon
Cocoon

Take a self-guided tour in the futuristic Cocoon and explore our insect and plant specimen collections and latest research.

25 January 2015
26 January 2015
27 January 2015
28 January 2015
29 January 2015

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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.

25 January 2015 16:50 - 17:05
26 January 2015 16:50 - 17:05
27 January 2015 16:50 - 17:05
28 January 2015 16:50 - 17:05
29 January 2015 16:50 - 17:05

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Hands on Nature - Dinosaurs
Hands on Nature - Dinosaurs

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

31 January 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
7 February 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
18 February 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
19 February 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
21 February 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

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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.

25 January 2015 11:00 - 17:00
26 January 2015 15:30 - 17:00
27 January 2015 15:30 - 17:00
28 January 2015 15:30 - 17:00
29 January 2015 15:30 - 17:00

  • Families Families (all ages)
Mary Anning
Mary Anning

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

8 February 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
8 March 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.

25 January 2015 16:30 - 16:45
26 January 2015 16:30 - 16:45
27 January 2015 16:30 - 16:45
28 January 2015 16:30 - 16:45
29 January 2015 16:30 - 16:45

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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.

29 January 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
5 February 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
12 February 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
19 February 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
26 February 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00

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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.

25 January 2015 15:30 - 16:20
26 January 2015 15:30 - 16:20
27 January 2015 15:30 - 16:20
28 January 2015 15:30 - 16:20
29 January 2015 15:30 - 16:20

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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.

25 January 2015 17:10 - 17:25
26 January 2015 17:10 - 17:25
27 January 2015 17:10 - 17:25
28 January 2015 17:10 - 17:25
29 January 2015 17:10 - 17:25

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