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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.

2 August 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.

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

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Hands on Nature - Dinosaurs
Hands on Nature - Dinosaurs

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

3 August 2016 14:00 - 17:00
10 August 2016 14:00 - 17:00
17 August 2016 14:00 - 17:00
18 August 2016 14:00 - 17:00
24 August 2016 14:00 - 17:00

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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.

31 July 2016 11:30
1 August 2016 11:30
2 August 2016 11:30
3 August 2016 11:30
4 August 2016 11:30
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Marvellous Moths
Marvellous Moths

Take a look at some of the most impressive and beautiful moths in the Museum's collections.

5 August 2016 12:30 - 13:00

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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.

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
4 August 2016 11:00 - 11:45, 12:00 - 12:45, 13:00 - 13:45, 15:00 - 15:45
7 August 2016 11:00 - 11:45, 12:00 - 12:45, 13:00 - 13:45, 15:00 - 15:45

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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

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Unravelling the Secret World of Hawkmoths
Unravelling the Secret World of Hawkmoths

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

19 August 2016 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

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