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Animal Vision for families
Animal Vision for families

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

20 February 2016 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 14:00
12 March 2016 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 14:00
30 March 2016 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
6 April 2016 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
9 April 2016 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 14:00

  • Families Families (7+)
Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

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

13 February 2016 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
20 March 2016 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
10 April 2016 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30

  • Families Families (all ages)
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.

13 February 2016 11:00 - 17:00
14 February 2016 11:00 - 17:00
20 February 2016 11:00 - 17:00
21 February 2016 11:00 - 17:00
27 February 2016 11:00 - 17:00
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  • Families Families (all ages)
Mary Anning
Mary Anning

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

6 March 2016 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30
26 March 2016 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30

  • Families Families (all ages)
Puppets - Chicken Licken
Puppets - Chicken Licken

Meet Chicken Licken and find out what make her special from other animals.

27 March 2016 12:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 14:00
29 March 2016 12:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 14:00
31 March 2016 12:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 14:00
5 April 2016 12:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 14:00
7 April 2016 12:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 14:00

  • Families Families (all ages)
Puppets - Jackie and the Beanstalk
Puppets - Jackie and the Beanstalk

Meet popular characters from children books and learn about animals and plant life.

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

  • Families Families (all ages)
Puppets - Three Billy Goats Gruff and Jack and the Beanstalk
Puppets - Three Billy Goats Gruff and Jack and the Beanstalk

A lively storytelling workshop based on amazing insights into the natural world.

28 February 2016 12:00, 13:30

  • Families Families (under 7s)
Terrific Pterosaurs
Terrific Pterosaurs

See some amazing pterosaur fossils and find out what these long-extinct flying reptiles were really like.

20 February 2016 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (7+)
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