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Animal Vision for families
Animal Vision for families

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

29 July 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:15 - 11:45, 12:00 - 12:30, 12:45 - 13:15
5 August 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:15 - 11:45, 12:00 - 12:30, 12:45 - 13:15
8 August 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 13:30 - 14:00
12 August 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:15 - 11:45, 12:00 - 12:30, 12:45 - 13:15
19 August 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:15 - 11:45, 12:00 - 12:30, 12:45 - 13:15
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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.

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+)
David Attenborough's First Life VR experience
David Attenborough's First Life VR experience

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

28 July 2015 11:15 - 11:30, 13:30 - 13:45, 15:30 - 15:45
29 July 2015 15:30 - 15:45
30 July 2015 11:15 - 11:30, 13:30 - 13:45, 15:30 - 15:45
31 July 2015 11:15 - 11:30, 13:30 - 13:45, 15:30 - 15:45
1 August 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.

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.

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

  • Families Families (7+)
Natural Histories: Dinosaurs
Natural Histories: Dinosaurs

Join palaeontologist Paul Barrett to discover how our understanding of dinosaurs has evolved over time.

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

  • Families Families (12+)
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 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
16 September 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00
18 September 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00
5 October 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 3)
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.

29 July 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
The Variety Show
The Variety Show

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

21 September 2015 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
22 September 2015 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
23 September 2015 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
29 September 2015 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
30 September 2015 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05

  • Schools Schools (Key Stages 2-3)
Uncovering Treasure: From Collections to Exhibitions
Uncovering Treasure: From Collections to Exhibitions

Meet a conservator to find out how we prepared coral specimens for our current exhibition.

31 July 2015 12:30, 14:30

  • Families Families (12+)
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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