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A Date with a Butterfly
A Date with a Butterfly

Join a Museum scientist and discover more about the intricate nature of butterfly and moth courtship.

12 May 2015 14:30 - 15:00
10 August 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
A House Full of Butterflies
A House Full of Butterflies

Find out how caterpillars turn into butterflies, discover what they like to eat and be amazed by their enchanting variety.

6 June 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
3 August 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (7+)
A Night in the Jungle
A Night in the Jungle

Join us to find out how scientists collect moths and hear some of the adventures they've had on their travels.

27 April 2015 14:30 - 15:00
22 June 2015 14:30 - 15:00
30 June 2015 14:30 - 15:00
20 July 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
17 August 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
Bryozoans: Ocean Indicators
Bryozoans: Ocean Indicators

Find out about the little-known bryozoans and discover what they tell us about our planet.

13 May 2015 14:30 - 15:00
10 June 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
Caught on Camera: The Secret Lives of Whales
Caught on Camera: The Secret Lives of Whales

Meet a scientist who tracks whales from the air and sea using photo-identification to piece together their life histories.

30 April 2015 14:30
21 May 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
Coral Reefs: Behind the Scenes
Coral Reefs: Behind the Scenes

Hear the behind-the-scenes account of creating the current Coral Reefs exhibition.

7 May 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
Cruising into Deep Sea Canyons
Cruising into Deep Sea Canyons

Join us as we explore deep sea canyons and discover the animals that live in them.

25 April 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (7+)
Death in Paradise: Coral Reef Toxins
Death in Paradise: Coral Reef Toxins

Discover the important role that toxins play in complex coral reef ecosystems.

24 June 2015 14:30 - 15:00
9 July 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
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+)
Giant Clams and Tall Stories
Giant Clams and Tall Stories

Dive into the mystery of giant clams and come up against the biggest shell in our collection.

6 May 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
Life in the Colonies
Life in the Colonies

Explore the strange world of colonial animals and find out why there is strength in numbers.

14 May 2015 14:30 - 15:00
3 June 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
Live from Lyme Regis: Fossil Hunters
Live from Lyme Regis: Fossil Hunters

Join us as we link live to Lyme Regis to unearth some of the amazing fossil treasures found along these shores.

3 May 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (7+)
Marvellous Moths
Marvellous Moths

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

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

  • Families Families (7+)
Nature in a Box: Dipping into Sloane's Herbarium
Nature in a Box: Dipping into Sloane's Herbarium

Join a Museum researcher as we uncover some of the incredible stories that accompany Sloane's prized specimens.

29 April 2015 14:30

  • Adults Adults
Project Coral: Spawning Success
Project Coral: Spawning Success

Discover the pioneering research at the Horniman Museum and the important role it can play in coral reef conservation.

4 June 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
The Buzz about Honey Bees
The Buzz about Honey Bees

Discover the secrets of hive life with urban beekeeper Luke Dixon and explore the honey bee colony in the Wildlife Garden.

28 April 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
The Inside Story
The Inside Story

Discover more about the Museum's CT scanner, and the incredible stories behind the specimens that have gone inside.

3 July 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
The Longest Journey
The Longest Journey

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

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

  • Families Families (12+)
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

19 June 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.

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

  • Families Families (12+)
Unravelling the Secret World of Hawkmoths
Unravelling the Secret World of Hawkmoths

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

23 June 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
Vibrant Butterflies
Vibrant Butterflies

Join a Museum scientist and see some of the most striking butterflies in the Museum's collection.

19 May 2015 14:30 - 15:00
2 June 2015 14:30 - 15:00
29 June 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
Why Aren't All Blackbirds Black?
Why Aren't All Blackbirds Black?

Meet bird curator Hein van Grouw to discuss the mystery of colour aberration in birds.

26 April 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30

  • Families Families (12+)
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