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Meet experts, handle specimens and see what goes on behind the scenes.

Beetle in a Box - NEW
Beetle in a Box - NEW

About 10 million of the Museums specimens are beetles.

19 July 2015 14:00 - 16:00

  • Families Families (7+)
Building Stone Walk: Geology of London
Building Stone Walk: Geology of London

Join geologist John Williams for a building stone walk along Pall Mall.

12 September 2015 14:00 - 16:00

  • Adults Adults
Building Stones of the UK
Building Stones of the UK

Explore the use of stone for building in the UK.

17 October 2015 13:00 - 16:00

  • Adults Adults
Calling All Arachnophobes
Calling All Arachnophobes

Arachnophobia is probably one of the most common phobias known.

1 October 2015 12:30 - 17:00

  • Adults Adults
Cathedral trip: Peterborough
Cathedral trip: Peterborough

Founded in the Anglo-Saxon period, the architecture of Peterborough Cathedral is mainly Norman.

11 July 2015 08:00 - 20:00

  • Adults Adults
Conservation Centre: A World Class Facility
Conservation Centre: A World Class Facility

The Conservation Centre is a busy laboratory staffed by natural history conservators treating all types of specimens.

15 September 2015 11:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
Coral Reefs at the Horniman Museum
Coral Reefs at the Horniman Museum

Join us for a special event at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in southeast London.

30 September 2015 19:00 - 21:00

  • Adults Adults
Coral Reefs: Last Chance to See
Coral Reefs: Last Chance to See

Join fellow Members to view Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea before it closes on 13 September.

3 September 2015 19:00 - 21:00

  • Everyone Everyone
Frozen Ark: Life in the Freezer
Frozen Ark: Life in the Freezer

With so many specimens to look after, the Museum must ensure they are kept in the best possible conditions.

14 July 2015 11:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
Meet the Reptiles
Meet the Reptiles

Get hands-on with some of natures most magnificent reptiles in this special event.

13 September 2015 11:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 15:30

  • Families Families (7+)
Nocturnal Winged Wonders
Nocturnal Winged Wonders

Join us in the Museums Wildlife Garden and Kensington Gardens for a plethora of bats and moths.

27 August 2015 19:45 - 21:30

  • Adults Adults
Seaweeds: Past and Present
Seaweeds: Past and Present

With more than 650 species seaweeds, our seashores support an important component of UK biodiversity.

25 August 2015 11:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
Sloane's Vegetable Substances
Sloane's Vegetable Substances

See Sir Hans Sloanes herbarium dating back from 1660 to 1753.

3 September 2015 11:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
The Beauty of Butterflies
The Beauty of Butterflies

Learn about the Museums taxonomic work with butterflies.

28 July 2015 11:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
Whales: Wonders of the Ocean
Whales: Wonders of the Ocean

The enigmatic world of whales has forever piqued the curiosity of writers and scientists alike.

23 September 2015 19:00 - 20:00

  • Adults Adults
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Wildlife Photographer of the Year

See this awe-inspiring exhibition of photography before it closes on 31 August.

13 August 2015 19:00 - 21:00

  • Everyone Everyone
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