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Ancient Octopuses
Ancient Octopuses

See some extremely rare fossils of ancient squid and octopuses.

6 August 2016 12:30, 14:30

  • Families Families (all ages)
Brachiopods: Ancient Sea Shells
Brachiopods: Ancient Sea Shells

Explore the different shapes, sizes and lifestyles of these curious sea creatures.

14 August 2016 12:30, 14:30

  • Families Families (7+)
Comedy Show: The Wunderkammer at the Museum - August
Comedy Show: The Wunderkammer at the Museum - August

See the funny side of real party animals with improvised comedy from The Wunderkammer.

26 August 2016 18:45 - 20:00, 20:30 - 21:45

  • Adults Adults
David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef Dive
David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef Dive

Set sail on a virtual reality journey to the underwater world of the planet's largest coral reef with Sir David Attenborough.

30 July 2016 10:50 - 11:10, 13:10 - 13:30, 15:20 - 15:40
31 July 2016 10:50 - 11:10, 13:10 - 13:30, 15:20 - 15:40
1 August 2016 10:50 - 11:10, 12:20 - 12:40, 14:30 - 14:50, 15:50 - 16:10
2 August 2016 10:50 - 11:10, 12:20 - 12:40, 14:30 - 14:50, 15:50 - 16:10
3 August 2016 10:50 - 11:10, 12:20 - 12:40, 14:30 - 14:50, 15:50 - 16:10
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  • Adults Adults
Emergency! Earthquakes and Volcanoes Show
Emergency! Earthquakes and Volcanoes Show

School event (KS2) Transform into scientists to save a town from geological catastrophe in this action-packed show.

10 October 2016 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
11 October 2016 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
12 October 2016 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
13 October 2016 10:30 - 11:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
14 October 2016 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
Gardening for Butterflies
Gardening for Butterflies

Discover the butterflies and moths that can be found in the Museum's wildlife garden.

7 August 2016 12:30, 14:30

  • Families Families (all ages)
Inspiring the Next Generation of UK Wildlife Experts
Inspiring the Next Generation of UK Wildlife Experts

Meet the Museum's team of identification trainers.

26 August 2016 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
Life in the Deep Dark
Life in the Deep Dark

Find out how animals in the deep ocean can see and hunt in the dark.

13 August 2016 12:30, 14:30

  • Families Families (all ages)
Marvellous Mammals of Madagascar
Marvellous Mammals of Madagascar

Find out about some incredible creatures that live in Madagascar

30 July 2016 12:30, 14:30

  • Families Families (12+)
Marvellous Moths
Marvellous Moths

Take a look at some of the most impressive and beautiful moths in the Museum's collections.

5 August 2016 12:30 - 13:00

  • Families Families (7+)
One Eye on the Past
One Eye on the Past

Find out about the ancient world of the trilobites.

21 August 2016 12:30, 14:30

  • Adults Adults
Popocatepetl: The Restless Giant
Popocatepetl: The Restless Giant

Volcanoes are often described as having personalities, so what kind of personality does this volcano have?

12 August 2016 12:30, 14:30

  • Adults Adults
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.

26 September 2016 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
27 September 2016 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
28 September 2016 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
29 September 2016 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00
30 September 2016 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 3)
The Longest Journey
The Longest Journey

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

31 July 2016 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.

19 September 2016 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05, 13:30 - 14:05
20 September 2016 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05, 13:30 - 14:05
21 September 2016 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05, 13:30 - 14:05
22 September 2016 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05, 13:30 - 14:05
23 September 2016 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05

  • Schools Schools (Key Stages 2-3)
Through the Mollusc's Eye
Through the Mollusc's Eye

Find out about the astonishing diversity of eyes in molluscs.

20 August 2016 12:30, 14:30

  • Everyone Everyone
Unravelling the Secret World of Hawkmoths
Unravelling the Secret World of Hawkmoths

Join us as we discover more about these spectacular and aerobatic insects.

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

  • Families Families (12+)
Vibrant Butterflies!
Vibrant Butterflies!

Explore the colourful and intricate patterns of butterfly wings.

5 August 2016 14:30

  • Adults Adults
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