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A Date with an Ammonite
A Date with an Ammonite

Meet a scientist who studies ammonites to discover the age of rock formations.

5 July 2015 12:30, 14:30

  • Adults Adults
Animal Vision for families
Animal Vision for families

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

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
29 July 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
5 August 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
8 August 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 13:30 - 14:00
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  • Families Families (7+)
Animal Vision for families (BSL)
Animal Vision for families (BSL)

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

11 July 2015 11:30 - 12:00
8 August 2015 11:30 - 12:00

  • Families Families (7+)
Animal Vision show
Animal Vision show

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

28 September 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
12 October 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
9 November 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
23 November 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
30 November 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00

  • Schools Schools (Key Stages 2-3)
Beached Whales in Tragic Tales
Beached Whales in Tragic Tales

Delve deeper into the fascinating world of whale strandings from the shoreline to the scalpel edge.

9 August 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
Corals of the Cold, Dark and Deep
Corals of the Cold, Dark and Deep

Meet a scientist studying cold water corals and discover more about these overlooked ecosystems.

12 July 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
David Attenborough's First Life virtual reality experience
David Attenborough's First Life virtual reality experience

Journey back in time with David Attenborough and dive into Earth's ancient oceans.

4 July 2015 15:30 - 15:45
5 July 2015 11:15 - 11:30, 13:30 - 13:45
6 July 2015 15:30 - 15:45
7 July 2015 14:30 - 14:45
8 July 2015 15:30 - 15:45

  • Adults Adults
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+)
Marvellous Moths
Marvellous Moths

Join us as we reveal some of the most impressive and beautiful moths from our collections.

24 July 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
6 September 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (7+)
Natural Histories: Tower Lions
Natural Histories: Tower Lions

Meet experts from the BBC Radio 4 Natural Histories series and see specimens that have changed our view of the world.

4 July 2015 12:30, 14:30

  • Families Families (7+)
Nature's Unseen Engineers: Ants and Termites
Nature's Unseen Engineers: Ants and Termites

In the tropics, the soil teems with termites and ants. So how important are these creatures to their environment?

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

  • Families Families (7+)
Rocks the House - Earth Science Show
Rocks the House - Earth Science Show

School event (KS3) Volcanoes and earthquakes take centre stage in this action-packed show.

14 July 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00
15 July 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00
16 July 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00
14 September 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00
15 September 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 3)
The Dragonfly Diaries
The Dragonfly Diaries

Meet the insect conservationist named 'the BBC's dragonfly geek' by Chris Packham.

10 July 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
The Incredible World of Dragonflies
The Incredible World of Dragonflies

We meet a Museum scientist and explore the incredible world of dragonflies.

17 July 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
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

9 July 2015 14:30

  • Adults Adults
The Pitcairn Islands: Marine Bounty
The Pitcairn Islands: Marine Bounty

Find out what it's like to research the marine life surrounding some of the most remote islands on Earth.

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

  • Families Families (12+)
The Variety Show
The Variety Show

Schools (KS2, KS3) Encounter the Museum's largest, smallest and possibly most beautiful specimens.

6 July 2015 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
7 July 2015 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
8 July 2015 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
9 July 2015 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
20 July 2015 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05

  • Schools Schools (Key Stages 2-3)
Undiscovered Colombia: A National Geographic Adventure
Undiscovered Colombia: A National Geographic Adventure

Meet the experts who embarked on a film-making expedition to discover the beauty of Colombia's unexplored regions.

31 July 2015 19:00 - 20:30

  • Adults Adults
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