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Animal Vision for families
Animal Vision for families

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

5 August 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:15 - 11:45, 12:00 - 12:30, 12:45 - 13:15
8 August 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 13:30 - 14:00
12 August 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:15 - 11:45, 12:00 - 12:30, 12:45 - 13:15
19 August 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:15 - 11:45, 12:00 - 12:30, 12:45 - 13:15
26 August 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:15 - 11:45, 12:00 - 12:30, 12:45 - 13:15
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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.

8 August 2015 11:30 - 12:00

  • 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.

9 August 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
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)
Explore and Discover guides for families
Explore and Discover guides for families

Get the most out of your visit with our stimulating and inspiring Explore and Discover guides.

3 August 2015
4 August 2015
5 August 2015
6 August 2015
7 August 2015

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

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

1 August 2015
2 August 2015
8 August 2015
9 August 2015
15 August 2015

  • 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.

2 August 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
11 August 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
25 August 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
30 August 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
4 October 2015 11:00 - 14:00, 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.

6 August 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
27 August 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 August 2015 11:00 - 17:00
2 August 2015 11:00 - 17:00
3 August 2015 11:00 - 17:00
4 August 2015 11:00 - 17:00
5 August 2015 11:00 - 17:00

  • Families Families (all ages)
Mary Anning
Mary Anning

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

29 August 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
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)
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.

6 August 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
13 August 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00

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