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Ancient Octopuses
Ancient Octopuses

See some extremely rare fossils of ancient squid and octopuses.

6 August 2016 12:30, 14:30

  • Families Families (all ages)
Brachiopods: Ancient Sea Shells
Brachiopods: Ancient Sea Shells

Explore the different shapes, sizes and lifestyles of these curious sea creatures.

14 August 2016 12:30, 14:30

  • Families Families (7+)
Gardening for Butterflies
Gardening for Butterflies

Discover the butterflies and moths that can be found in the Museum's wildlife garden.

7 August 2016 12:30, 14:30

  • Families Families (all ages)
Inspiring the Next Generation of UK Wildlife Experts
Inspiring the Next Generation of UK Wildlife Experts

Meet the Museum's team of identification trainers.

26 August 2016 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
Life in the Deep Dark
Life in the Deep Dark

Find out how animals in the deep ocean can see and hunt in the dark.

13 August 2016 12:30, 14:30

  • Families Families (all ages)
Marvellous Mammals of Madagascar
Marvellous Mammals of Madagascar

Find out about some incredible creatures that live in Madagascar

30 July 2016 12:30, 14:30

  • Families Families (12+)
Marvellous Moths
Marvellous Moths

Take a look at some of the most impressive and beautiful moths in the Museum's collections.

5 August 2016 12:30 - 13:00

  • Families Families (7+)
Marvellous Moths of Madagascar
Marvellous Moths of Madagascar

Discover the many wonderful species of moth in Madagascar and find out more about the diversity of the island.

28 August 2016 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Everyone Everyone
One Eye on the Past
One Eye on the Past

Find out about the ancient world of the trilobites.

21 August 2016 12:30, 14:30

  • Adults Adults
Popocatepetl: The Restless Giant
Popocatepetl: The Restless Giant

Volcanoes are often described as having personalities, so what kind of personality does this volcano have?

12 August 2016 12:30, 14:30

  • Adults Adults
The Longest Journey
The Longest Journey

Find out what motivates butterflies to migrate and how they're adapted to make the journey.

31 July 2016 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
Through the Mollusc's Eye
Through the Mollusc's Eye

Find out about the astonishing diversity of eyes in molluscs.

20 August 2016 12:30, 14:30

  • Everyone Everyone
Unravelling the Secret World of Hawkmoths
Unravelling the Secret World of Hawkmoths

Join us as we discover more about these spectacular and aerobatic insects.

19 August 2016 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
Vibrant Butterflies!
Vibrant Butterflies!

Explore the colourful and intricate patterns of butterfly wings.

5 August 2016 14:30

  • Adults Adults
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