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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.

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
Animal Vision for families
Animal Vision for families

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

9 May 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 13:30 - 14:00
27 May 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
13 June 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 13:30 - 14:00
11 July 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 13:30 - 14:00
22 July 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
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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.

13 June 2015 11:30 - 12:00
11 July 2015 11:30 - 12:00
8 August 2015 11:30 - 12:00

  • Families Families (7+)
Behind the Lens: Wildlife Photographers
Behind the Lens: Wildlife Photographers

Some of the world's leading wildlife photographers share their experiences and techniques.

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

  • Families Families (12+)
Big Nature Day
Big Nature Day

Celebrate UK natural history and biodiversity at our family fair packed with lots of free activities.

23 May 2015 11:00 - 17:00

  • Everyone Everyone
Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

Meet Charles Darwin, he will share his collection of beetles and tell you his famous theory of evolution.

10 May 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
14 June 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
12 July 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
9 August 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30

  • Families Families (all ages)
Dino Snores
Dino Snores

Ever wondered what goes on at the Museum when everyone has gone home? Come and find out at our exciting sleepover for kids.

9 May 2015 18:45
13 June 2015 18:45
18 July 2015 18:45
18 September 2015 18:45
23 October 2015 18:45

  • Everyone Everyone
Hands on Nature - Dinosaurs
Hands on Nature - Dinosaurs

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

3 May 2015 15:00 - 17:00
7 June 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
5 July 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
2 August 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
11 August 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00

  • Families Families (7+)
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.

3 May 2015 11:00 - 17:00
4 May 2015 11:00 - 17:00
5 May 2015 15:40 - 17:00
6 May 2015 15:40 - 17:00
7 May 2015 15:40 - 17:00

  • Families Families (all ages)
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+)
Lyme Regis Fossil Festival 2015
Lyme Regis Fossil Festival 2015

Head to the south coast to uncover fossils and meet Museum experts. This year's theme is William Smith's geological map.

1 May 2015 - 3 May 2015

  • Everyone Everyone
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+)
Mary Anning
Mary Anning

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

30 May 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
27 June 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
25 July 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
29 August 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30

  • Families Families (all ages)
Multimedia guides
Multimedia guides

Pick up a handheld guide to explore the Museum's galleries and collections when you visit.

28 November 2013 - 31 December 2023

  • Everyone Everyone
Pond Life
Pond Life

Discover the creatures living in the Museum pond with our Science educators.

23 May 2015 11:00 - 17:00
24 May 2015 11:00 - 17:00
14 June 2015 11:00 - 17:00
12 July 2015 11:00 - 17:00
22 July 2015 11:00 - 17:00

  • Families Families (7-12)
Puppets: Tales from the deep
Puppets: Tales from the deep

Join the world of the deep blue sea with these two delightful stories set beneath the waves.

31 May 2015 12:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 14:00
28 June 2015 12:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 14:00
26 July 2015 12:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 14:00
28 July 2015 12:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 14:00
17 August 2015 12:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 14:00

  • Families Families (under 7s)
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.

7 May 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
14 May 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
21 May 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
28 May 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
11 June 2015 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00

  • Everyone Everyone
The Animal Story puppet show
The Animal Story puppet show

Join Charlie the Fox and his friends on a magical adventure through the woodland and learn about British wildlife.

26 May 2015 11:00 - 11:30, 12:00 - 12:30, 13:00 - 13:30, 14:00 - 14:30
27 May 2015 11:00 - 11:30, 12:00 - 12:30, 13:00 - 13:30, 14:00 - 14:30
28 May 2015 11:00 - 11:30, 12:00 - 12:30, 13:00 - 13:30, 14:00 - 14:30

  • Families Families (all ages)
The Plants That Bite Back
The Plants That Bite Back

Join us as we look at the different ways carnivorous plants catch their food, and discover the ones growing wild in Britain.

18 May 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (7+)
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+)
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