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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.

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

  • Families Families (12+)
Carl Linnaeus
Carl Linnaeus

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

2 August 2016 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30

  • Families Families (all ages)
Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

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

29 July 2016 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
21 August 2016 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
26 August 2016 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30

  • Families Families (all ages)
Hands on Nature - Dinosaurs
Hands on Nature - Dinosaurs

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

27 July 2016 14:00 - 17:00
28 July 2016 14:00 - 17:00
3 August 2016 14:00 - 17:00
10 August 2016 14:00 - 17:00
17 August 2016 14:00 - 17:00
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  • 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.

26 July 2016 11:30
27 July 2016 11:30
28 July 2016 11:30
29 July 2016 11:30
30 July 2016 11:30

  • Families Families (all ages)
Mary Anning
Mary Anning

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

4 September 2016 - 5 September 2016 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30

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Pond Life
Pond Life

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

26 July 2016 11:00 - 11:45, 12:00 - 12:45, 13:00 - 13:45, 15:00 - 15:45
28 July 2016 11:00 - 11:45, 12:00 - 12:45, 13:00 - 13:45, 15:00 - 15:45
31 July 2016 11:00 - 11:45, 12:00 - 12:45, 13:00 - 13:45, 15:00 - 15:45
2 August 2016 11:00 - 11:45, 12:00 - 12:45, 13:00 - 13:45, 15:00 - 15:45
3 August 2016 11:00 - 11:45

  • Families Families (7-12)
Puppets - Little Mermaid and Tales from the Deep
Puppets - Little Mermaid and Tales from the Deep

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

29 July 2016 12:00, 13:30
31 July 2016 12:00, 13:30
1 August 2016 12:00, 13:30
15 August 2016 11:30, 13:00
19 August 2016 12:00, 13:30

  • Families Families (under 7s)
Puppets - Maisie and the mammoth tooth
Puppets - Maisie and the mammoth tooth

Travel back to the Ice Age with Maisie and the tooth fairy.

22 August 2016 12:00, 13:30
26 August 2016 12:00, 13:30
28 August 2016 12:00, 13:30
29 August 2016 12:00, 13:30
2 September 2016 12:00, 13:30

  • Families Families (all ages)
Sir Hans Sloane
Sir Hans Sloane

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

16 August 2016 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30

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