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A Date with an Ammonite
A Date with an Ammonite

Meet a scientist who studies ammonites to discover the age of rock formations.

5 July 2015 12:30, 14:30

  • Adults Adults
Beached Whales in Tragic Tales
Beached Whales in Tragic Tales

Delve deeper into the fascinating world of whale strandings from the shoreline to the scalpel edge.

9 August 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
Corals of the Cold, Dark and Deep
Corals of the Cold, Dark and Deep

Meet a scientist studying cold water corals and discover more about these overlooked ecosystems.

12 July 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
Flying Colours
Flying Colours

Join world butterfly expert, Dick Vane-Wright, and discover the incredible characteristics of a butterfly's wings.

19 July 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
23 August 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
Marvellous Moths
Marvellous Moths

Join us as we reveal some of the most impressive and beautiful moths from our collections.

24 July 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
6 September 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (7+)
Natural Histories: Tower Lions
Natural Histories: Tower Lions

Meet experts from the BBC Radio 4 Natural Histories series and see specimens that have changed our view of the world.

4 July 2015 12:30, 14:30

  • Families Families (7+)
Nature's Unseen Engineers: Ants and Termites
Nature's Unseen Engineers: Ants and Termites

In the tropics, the soil teems with termites and ants. So how important are these creatures to their environment?

23 July 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (7+)
The Dragonfly Diaries
The Dragonfly Diaries

Meet the insect conservationist named 'the BBC's dragonfly geek' by Chris Packham.

10 July 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
The Incredible World of Dragonflies
The Incredible World of Dragonflies

We meet a Museum scientist and explore the incredible world of dragonflies.

17 July 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
The Microscopic World of the Fly
The Microscopic World of the Fly

Join a Museum expert to discover what we know about the anatomy and senses of the fly

9 July 2015 14:30

  • Adults Adults
The Pitcairn Islands: Marine Bounty
The Pitcairn Islands: Marine Bounty

Find out what it's like to research the marine life surrounding some of the most remote islands on Earth.

26 July 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
The Secrets of Spider Dating
The Secrets of Spider Dating

In the world of spiders, attracting a mate can be a deadly task. Join us to find out more.

3 July 2015 14:30

  • Families Families (7+)
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