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A History of Life in 100 Fossils
A History of Life in 100 Fossils

Which fossils tell us the most about evolution? Join us as we choose highlights from 3.8 billion years of life on Earth

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

  • Families Families (7+)
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.

14 March 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 14:00
1 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+)
Battling Parasitic Disease
Battling Parasitic Disease

Meet a Museum biologist working to fight a microscopic killer.

24 March 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
Behind the Lens: Wildlife Photographers
Behind the Lens: Wildlife Photographers

Some of the world's leading wildlife photographers share their experiences and techniques.

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

  • Families Families (12+)
Can we Build a Bright Future for our Reefs?
Can we Build a Bright Future for our Reefs?

Dive into our expert-led discussion exploring the future of our treasured coral reefs.

27 March 2015 19:30 - 21:00

  • Adults Adults
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.

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

  • Families Families (7+)
Coral Reefs: Paradise Lost?
Coral Reefs: Paradise Lost?

Join a Museum scientist to discover the diversity of life on the reef.

27 March 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
Corals Rock
Corals Rock

Explore the amazing diversity of corals with a scientist who has travelled the world to study them.

26 March 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.

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.

3 March 2015 16:50 - 17:05
4 March 2015 16:50 - 17:05
5 March 2015 16:50 - 17:05
6 March 2015 16:50 - 17:05
7 March 2015 16:50 - 17:05

  • Everyone Everyone
Earth science show - Rocks the House
Earth science show - Rocks the House

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

10 March 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00
11 March 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00
12 March 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00
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

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 3)
Edible Insects
Edible Insects

From roasted slugs to crunchy crickets, join us to look at the bushtucker diet, including a chance to try an unusual snack.

8 March 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
9 March 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (7+)
Flesh Flies
Flesh Flies

Meet a curator with a passion for flesh flies, a diverse group, which includes species essential to forensic research.

5 March 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
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+)
Interactive Film: Who do you think you really are? - schools screening
Interactive Film: Who do you think you really are? - schools screening

This interactive film will transport your students back in time to explore the tree of life.

6 March 2015 10:45 - 11:35, 12:00 - 12:50, 13:15 - 14:05
9 March 2015 10:45 - 11:35
13 March 2015 10:45 - 11:35, 12:00 - 12:50, 13:15 - 14:05
18 March 2015 10:45 - 11:35
20 March 2015 10:45 - 11:35, 12:00 - 12:50, 13:15 - 14:05

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 4)
Jurassic Mammals
Jurassic Mammals

Discover some of the earliest mammals that survived in the shadow of the dinosaurs.

18 March 2015 14:30

  • Families Families (7+)
Life in the Extreme: Arthropods
Life in the Extreme: Arthropods

Meet a Museum scientist to explore the lives of arthropods which possess some incredible adaptations for survival.

6 March 2015 14:30

  • Adults Adults
Meteorites Uncovered
Meteorites Uncovered

Meet a Museum scientist who uses CT scanning to look inside the meteorites in our collection.

14 March 2015 12:30 - 13:00

  • Families Families (12+)
Meteorites Uncovered (BSL)
Meteorites Uncovered (BSL)

Meet a Museum scientist who uses CT scanning to look inside the meteorites in our collection.

14 March 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
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.

3 March 2015 16:30 - 16:45
4 March 2015 16:30 - 16:45
5 March 2015 16:30 - 16:45
6 March 2015 16:30 - 16:45
7 March 2015 16:30 - 16:45

  • Everyone Everyone
Sea Saws
Sea Saws

Meet a scientist using cutting edge techniques to unravel the mysteries hidden in the teeth of saw fish and saw sharks.

19 March 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
Sea Shells: Jewels of the Reef
Sea Shells: Jewels of the Reef

Discover the amazing shells found on coral reefs, from the giant clam to the colourful cowries.

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

  • Families Families (7+)
Stegosaur Mysteries
Stegosaur Mysteries

Meet a Museum palaeontologist who studies stegosaur skeletons.

4 March 2015 14:30

  • Families Families (7+)
The Beetles of Panama
The Beetles of Panama

Discover the beautiful beetles of Barro Colorado Island.

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

  • Families Families (12+)
The Stegosaur's Garden
The Stegosaur's Garden

Discover what the fossil record of plants can tell us about the Jurassic world

11 March 2015 14:30
25 March 2015 14:30

  • Adults Adults
The Tales in Teeth
The Tales in Teeth

Find out what teeth tell us about people living in bygone times.

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

  • Families Families (12+)
The Ugly Animals
The Ugly Animals

Celebrate the more aesthetically challenged creatures on Earth and discover more about their incredible biology.

10 March 2015 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.

3 March 2015 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
4 March 2015 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
5 March 2015 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
16 March 2015 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05
17 March 2015 10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05

  • Schools Schools (Key Stages 2-3)
Treasures: Hans Sloane's Nautilus Shell
Treasures: Hans Sloane's Nautilus Shell

Explore an object from the Treasures gallery with a Museum scientist.

17 March 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
What Can Midges Tell Us About Climate Change?
What Can Midges Tell Us About Climate Change?

Join a Museum scientist to discover how examining preserved midges in Arctic lakes can tell us about climate change.

3 March 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.

3 March 2015 15:30 - 16:20
4 March 2015 15:30 - 16:20
5 March 2015 15:30 - 16:20
6 March 2015 15:30 - 16:20
9 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.

3 March 2015 17:10 - 17:25
4 March 2015 17:10 - 17:25
5 March 2015 17:10 - 17:25
6 March 2015 17:10 - 17:25
7 March 2015 17:10 - 17:25

  • Everyone Everyone
William Smith and the Making of Geological Maps
William Smith and the Making of Geological Maps

Join us as we celebrate the birthday of William Smith, father of English geology, and take a rare glimpse at his famous map.

23 March 2015 14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
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