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A Date with a Butterfly
A Date with a Butterfly

Join a Museum scientist and discover more about the intricate nature of butterfly and moth courtship.

12 May 2015 14:30 - 15:00
10 August 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
A House Full of Butterflies
A House Full of Butterflies

Find out how caterpillars turn into butterflies, discover what they like to eat and be amazed by their enchanting variety.

6 June 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
3 August 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (7+)
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.

27 April 2015 14:30 - 15:00
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
Animal Vision

Schools event (KS 2-3) - This show investigates a world only visible to certain animals.

18 May 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
19 May 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
20 May 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
21 May 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
22 June 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
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  • Schools Schools (Key Stages 2-3)
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

  • 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+)
Caught on Camera: The Secret Lives of Whales
Caught on Camera: The Secret Lives of Whales

Meet a scientist who tracks whales from the air and sea using photo-identification to piece together their life histories.

30 April 2015 14:30
21 May 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
Cruising into Deep Sea Canyons
Cruising into Deep Sea Canyons

Join us as we explore deep sea canyons and discover the animals that live in them.

25 April 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (7+)
Earth science show - Rocks the House
Earth science show - Rocks the House

School event (KS3): Marvel at the power within the Earth.

27 April 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00
28 April 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00
29 April 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00
30 April 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00
12 May 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 3)
Flying Colours
Flying Colours

Join world butterfly expert, Dick Vane-Wright, and discover the incredible characteristics of a butterfly's wings.

19 July 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
23 August 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
Giant Clams and Tall Stories
Giant Clams and Tall Stories

Dive into the mystery of giant clams and come up against the biggest shell in our collection.

6 May 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
Harvesting Deep Sea Resources: Innovation or Exploitation?
Harvesting Deep Sea Resources: Innovation or Exploitation?

Join our expert-led discussion exploring the financial value and the environmental costs of mining our seabeds.

24 April 2015 19:30 - 21:00

  • Adults Adults
Leaf Beetles: Pests, Poisons and Propaganda
Leaf Beetles: Pests, Poisons and Propaganda

Meet a Museum curator and learn to love the leaf beetles, from jumping flea beetles to colourful tortoise beetles.

26 April 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
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+)
Nature in a Box: Dipping into Sloane's Herbarium
Nature in a Box: Dipping into Sloane's Herbarium

Join a Museum researcher as we uncover some of the incredible stories that accompany Sloane's prized specimens.

29 April 2015 14:30

  • Adults Adults
Project Coral: Spawning Success
Project Coral: Spawning Success

Discover the pioneering research at the Horniman Museum and the important role it can play in coral reef conservation.

4 June 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
The Buzz about Honey Bees
The Buzz about Honey Bees

Discover the secrets of hive life with urban beekeeper Luke Dixon and explore the honey bee colony in the Wildlife Garden.

28 April 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
The Inside Story
The Inside Story

Discover more about the Museum's CT scanner, and the incredible stories behind the specimens that have gone inside.

3 July 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
The Longest Journey
The Longest Journey

Find out what motivates butterflies to migrate and how they're adapted to make the journey.

23 May 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
14 July 2015 14:30 - 15:00
31 August 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
The Microscopic World of the Fly
The Microscopic World of the Fly

Join a Museum expert to discover what we know about the anatomy and senses of the fly

19 June 2015 14:30

  • Adults Adults
The Variety Show
The Variety Show

Schools (KS2 & KS3) Excite your students about diversity, complexity and beauty of life in this fun science show.

5 May 2015 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
6 May 2015 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
7 May 2015 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
2 June 2015 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
3 June 2015 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05

  • Schools Schools (Key Stages 2-3)
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+)
Vibrant Butterflies
Vibrant Butterflies

Join a Museum scientist and see some of the most striking butterflies in the Museum's collection.

19 May 2015 14:30 - 15:00
2 June 2015 14:30 - 15:00
29 June 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
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