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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.

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

  • Families Families (12+)
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.

2 April 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
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.

1 April 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
15 April 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
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

  • Families Families (7+)
Colour Changing Cephalopods of Coral Reefs
Colour Changing Cephalopods of Coral Reefs

Join a Museum curator to discover the colour changing cephalopods that live in coral reefs.

31 March 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (7+)
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.

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

  • Families Families (7+)
David Attenborough: Life on Camera
David Attenborough: Life on Camera

Find out about Britain's foremost naturalist and broadcaster featuring some of the best loved clips from his TV series.

30 March 2015 16:50 - 17:05
31 March 2015 16:50 - 17:05
1 April 2015 16:50 - 17:05
2 April 2015 16:50 - 17:05
3 April 2015 16:50 - 17:05

  • Everyone Everyone
Digital Butterflies
Digital Butterflies

Find out how the Museum's beautiful British butterfly collection is being brought to the online world.

6 April 2015 12:30, 14:30

  • Families Families (12+)
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.

15 April 2015 14:30 - 15:00
6 May 2015 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.

14 April 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
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 Through the Lens
Nature Through the Lens

This fascinating 15-minute documentary marks key breathroughs in wildlife film-making over the past 100 years.

30 March 2015 16:30 - 16:45
31 March 2015 16:30 - 16:45
1 April 2015 16:30 - 16:45
2 April 2015 16:30 - 16:45
3 April 2015 16:30 - 16:45

  • Everyone Everyone
Robert Hooke and the miracles of the miniature
Robert Hooke and the miracles of the miniature

Royal Society Librarian, Keith Moore, reveals one of the first men to look down a microscope and draw the natural world.

1 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 theyĆ¢??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 Most Perfect Thing in the Universe
The Most Perfect Thing in the Universe

Discover the nature, form and diversity of eggs from hummingbirds to ostrich eggs.

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

  • Families Families (7+)
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.

4 April 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
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
Who do you think you really are? Interactive film
Who do you think you really are? Interactive film

Augmented reality brings extinct creatures to life in the studio in our interactive film about evolution.

30 March 2015 15:30 - 16:20
31 March 2015 15:30 - 16:20

  • Everyone Everyone
Wildscapes
Wildscapes

Experience what it's like to be an animal on the African Plain, in the ocean, and at the Arctic and Antarctic Poles.

30 March 2015 17:10 - 17:25
31 March 2015 17:10 - 17:25
1 April 2015 17:10 - 17:25
2 April 2015 17:10 - 17:25
3 April 2015 17:10 - 17:25

  • Everyone Everyone
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