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Meet experts, handle specimens and see what goes on behind the scenes.

Carl Linnaeus
Carl Linnaeus

Meet Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, he will share his idea for naming living things with you.

5 November 2016 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30

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Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

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

20 November 2016 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
21 December 2016 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30

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Dorothea Bate
Dorothea Bate

Meet Dorothea Bate, a remarkable woman who wants to share with you her discoveries and experiences on remote islands.

16 October 2016 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
18 December 2016 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30

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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 October 2016 11:00
2 October 2016 11:00
8 October 2016 11:00
9 October 2016 11:00
15 October 2016 11:00
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Puppet - The Wolf
Puppet - The Wolf

Meet the wolf and find out why it has those big ears, sharp teeth and large eyes.

25 October 2016 12:00 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:30
29 October 2016 12:00 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:30
30 October 2016 12:00 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:30

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Puppets - Rapunzel, Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Puppets - Rapunzel, Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Join this colourful and interactive puppet storytelling show featuring two favourite children's characters.

27 November 2016 12:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 14:00
19 December 2016 12:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 14:00
23 December 2016 12:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 14:00
28 December 2016 12:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 14:00
30 December 2016 12:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 14:00

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Sir Hans Sloane
Sir Hans Sloane

Meet Sir Hans Sloane, he will share his experience of collecting plants and animals from overseas.

1 October 2016 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
3 December 2016 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30

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