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

Friday 2 December 2016

Bauer Brothers art exhibition
Bauer Brothers art exhibition

Admire exquisite and historic artworks by two masters of scientific illustration. Free.

  • Everyone Everyone
Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition
Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition

Enjoy the world's best nature photography, from intimate portraits to dramatic landscapes.

  • Everyone Everyone
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Natural History Museum Ice Rink

Set against the backdrop of Hintze Hall, the Natural History Museum Ice Rink is a magical place to be this winter.

10:00 - 23:00

  • Everyone Everyone
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.

15:20 - 15:40

  • Adults Adults
Cocoon gallery
Cocoon gallery

Schools (KS3, KS4, Post-16) Take your students on a journey through the Darwin Centre's stunning Cocoon.

  • Schools Schools (Key Stages 3-4)
Investigate for schools
Investigate for schools

School event (KS2, KS3): Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 1)
Dino Scene Investigation
Dino Scene Investigation

Schools event (KS2) Perform your own fossil dig and draw conclusions about how dinosaurs looked.

10:30 - 11:15, 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
Mary Anning gallery character
Mary Anning gallery character

School event (KS2) Meet pioneering nineteenth-century fossil hunter Mary Anning.

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

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
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.

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

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 3)
Dino Scientists
Dino Scientists

School event (KS2) Become a dinosaur scientist for the day using our incredible galleries.

10:30 - 11:30, 11:30 - 12:30, 12:30 - 13:30

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals
Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals

School event (Reception, KS1) Develop your pupils' science skills with this self-guided tour through the Museum.

10:30 - 11:30, 11:30 - 12:30, 12:30 - 13:30

  • Schools Schools (Early Years Foundation)
Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour
Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour

Join our expert science educators for a behind the scenes look at the Museum's fascinating zoology spirit collection.

11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15

  • Everyone Everyone
Exploring the Deep
Exploring the Deep

Meet a scientist who explores the deep sea and see some of the life found there.

14:30 - 15:00

  • Adults Adults
Investigate for families
Investigate for families

Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre. Centre closes at 17.00. Last entry is at 16.30.

15:40

  • Families Families (all ages)

Saturday 3 December 2016

Bauer Brothers art exhibition
Bauer Brothers art exhibition

Admire exquisite and historic artworks by two masters of scientific illustration. Free.

  • Everyone Everyone
Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition
Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition

Enjoy the world's best nature photography, from intimate portraits to dramatic landscapes.

  • Everyone Everyone
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Natural History Museum Ice Rink

Set against the backdrop of Hintze Hall, the Natural History Museum Ice Rink is a magical place to be this winter.

09:00 - 23:00

  • Everyone Everyone
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.

10:50 - 11:10, 13:10 - 13:30, 15:20 - 15:40

  • Adults Adults
Dino Snores for Kids
Dino Snores for Kids

Ever wondered what goes on at the Museum when everyone has gone home? Find out at our sleepover for kids.

18:45

  • Everyone Everyone
Cocoon gallery
Cocoon gallery

Schools (KS3, KS4, Post-16) Take your students on a journey through the Darwin Centre's stunning Cocoon.

  • Schools Schools (Key Stages 3-4)
Investigate for families
Investigate for families

Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre. Centre closes at 17.00. Last entry is at 16.30.

11:00

  • Families Families (all ages)
Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour
Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour

Join our expert science educators for a behind the scenes look at the Museum's fascinating zoology spirit collection.

11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15, 15:30 - 16:15

  • Everyone Everyone
Sir Hans Sloane
Sir Hans Sloane

Meet Sir Hans Sloane, he will share his experience of collecting plants and animals from overseas.

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

  • Families Families (all ages)
The Blue Whale: Moving Nature's Giant (Update)
The Blue Whale: Moving Nature's Giant (Update)

Find out about the challenge of moving the Museum's blue whale skeleton from the Mammals gallery to the Hintze Hall.

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

  • Families Families (12+)

Sunday 4 December 2016

Bauer Brothers art exhibition
Bauer Brothers art exhibition

Admire exquisite and historic artworks by two masters of scientific illustration. Free.

  • Everyone Everyone
Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition
Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition

Enjoy the world's best nature photography, from intimate portraits to dramatic landscapes.

  • Everyone Everyone
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Natural History Museum Ice Rink

Set against the backdrop of Hintze Hall, the Natural History Museum Ice Rink is a magical place to be this winter.

09:00 - 22:00

  • Everyone Everyone
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.

10:50 - 11:10, 13:10 - 13:30, 15:20 - 15:40

  • Adults Adults
Cocoon gallery
Cocoon gallery

Schools (KS3, KS4, Post-16) Take your students on a journey through the Darwin Centre's stunning Cocoon.

  • Schools Schools (Key Stages 3-4)
Investigate for families
Investigate for families

Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre. Centre closes at 17.00. Last entry is at 16.30.

11:00

  • Families Families (all ages)
Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour
Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour

Join our expert science educators for a behind the scenes look at the Museum's fascinating zoology spirit collection.

11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15, 15:30 - 16:15

  • Everyone Everyone
Nature's Ultimate Predator
Nature's Ultimate Predator

Sharks have a fierce reputation but is it truly deserved? Meet the curator to find out.

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

  • Families Families (7+)

Monday 5 December 2016

Bauer Brothers art exhibition
Bauer Brothers art exhibition

Admire exquisite and historic artworks by two masters of scientific illustration. Free.

  • Everyone Everyone
Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition
Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition

Enjoy the world's best nature photography, from intimate portraits to dramatic landscapes.

  • Everyone Everyone
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Natural History Museum Ice Rink

Set against the backdrop of Hintze Hall, the Natural History Museum Ice Rink is a magical place to be this winter.

10:00 - 22:00

  • Everyone Everyone
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.

14:35 - 14:55, 15:50 - 16:10

  • Adults Adults
Cocoon gallery
Cocoon gallery

Schools (KS3, KS4, Post-16) Take your students on a journey through the Darwin Centre's stunning Cocoon.

  • Schools Schools (Key Stages 3-4)
Investigate for schools
Investigate for schools

School event (KS2, KS3): Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 1)
The Variety Show
The Variety Show

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

10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05, 13:30 - 14:05

  • Schools Schools (Key Stages 2-3)
Dino Scientists
Dino Scientists

School event (KS2) Become a dinosaur scientist for the day using our incredible galleries.

10:30 - 11:30, 11:30 - 12:30, 12:30 - 13:30

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals
Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals

School event (Reception, KS1) Develop your pupils' science skills with this self-guided tour through the Museum.

10:30 - 11:30, 11:30 - 12:30, 12:30 - 13:30

  • Schools Schools (Early Years Foundation)
Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour
Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour

Join our expert science educators for a behind the scenes look at the Museum's fascinating zoology spirit collection.

11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15

  • Everyone Everyone
Investigate for families
Investigate for families

Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre. Centre closes at 17.00. Last entry is at 16.30.

15:40

  • Families Families (all ages)

Tuesday 6 December 2016

Bauer Brothers art exhibition
Bauer Brothers art exhibition

Admire exquisite and historic artworks by two masters of scientific illustration. Free.

  • Everyone Everyone
Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition
Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition

Enjoy the world's best nature photography, from intimate portraits to dramatic landscapes.

  • Everyone Everyone
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Natural History Museum Ice Rink

Set against the backdrop of Hintze Hall, the Natural History Museum Ice Rink is a magical place to be this winter.

10:00 - 22:00

  • Everyone Everyone
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.

14:35 - 14:55, 15:50 - 16:10

  • Adults Adults
Cocoon gallery
Cocoon gallery

Schools (KS3, KS4, Post-16) Take your students on a journey through the Darwin Centre's stunning Cocoon.

  • Schools Schools (Key Stages 3-4)
Investigate for schools
Investigate for schools

School event (KS2, KS3): Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 1)
The Variety Show
The Variety Show

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

10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05, 13:30 - 14:05

  • Schools Schools (Key Stages 2-3)
Cutting Edge workshop
Cutting Edge workshop

School event (KS2) Investigate how teeth are related to diet in this interactive workshop.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
Dino Scene Investigation
Dino Scene Investigation

Schools event (KS2) Perform your own fossil dig and draw conclusions about how dinosaurs looked.

10:30 - 11:15, 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals
Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals

School event (Reception, KS1) Develop your pupils' science skills with this self-guided tour through the Museum.

10:30 - 11:30, 11:30 - 12:30, 12:30 - 13:30

  • Schools Schools (Early Years Foundation)
Dino Scientists
Dino Scientists

School event (KS2) Become a dinosaur scientist for the day using our incredible galleries.

10:30 - 11:30, 11:30 - 12:30, 12:30 - 13:30

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
Evolution Workshop
Evolution Workshop

School event (Year Six) Compare fossils and explore how life has changed over time in this workshop.

10:30 - 11:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
Super Stegosaurus Workshop
Super Stegosaurus Workshop

School event (KS1) Investigate Stegosaurus and discover how scientists piece together fossil finds.

10:30 - 11:15, 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 1)
Storytelling with Puppets: Rapunzel, Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Storytelling with Puppets: Rapunzel, Goldilocks and the Three Bears

School event (EYFS, KS1) Meet popular characters from children books and learn about animal and plant life.

11:30, 13:00

  • Schools Schools (Early Years Foundation)
Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour
Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour

Join our expert science educators for a behind the scenes look at the Museum's fascinating zoology spirit collection.

11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15

  • Everyone Everyone
Investigate for families
Investigate for families

Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre. Centre closes at 17.00. Last entry is at 16.30.

15:40

  • Families Families (all ages)

Wednesday 7 December 2016

Bauer Brothers art exhibition
Bauer Brothers art exhibition

Admire exquisite and historic artworks by two masters of scientific illustration. Free.

  • Everyone Everyone
Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition
Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition

Enjoy the world's best nature photography, from intimate portraits to dramatic landscapes.

  • Everyone Everyone
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Natural History Museum Ice Rink

Set against the backdrop of Hintze Hall, the Natural History Museum Ice Rink is a magical place to be this winter.

10:00 - 22:00

  • Everyone Everyone
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.

14:35 - 14:55, 15:50 - 16:10

  • Adults Adults
Cocoon gallery
Cocoon gallery

Schools (KS3, KS4, Post-16) Take your students on a journey through the Darwin Centre's stunning Cocoon.

  • Schools Schools (Key Stages 3-4)
Investigate for schools
Investigate for schools

School event (KS2, KS3): Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 1)
The Variety Show
The Variety Show

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

10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05, 12:30 - 13:05, 13:30 - 14:05

  • Schools Schools (Key Stages 2-3)
Cutting Edge workshop
Cutting Edge workshop

School event (KS2) Investigate how teeth are related to diet in this interactive workshop.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
Dino Scene Investigation
Dino Scene Investigation

Schools event (KS2) Perform your own fossil dig and draw conclusions about how dinosaurs looked.

10:30 - 11:15, 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
Dino Dan gallery character
Dino Dan gallery character

School event (KS1) Meet our intrepid explorer, Dino Dan, and hear all about his exciting adventures.

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

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 1)
Evolution Workshop
Evolution Workshop

School event (Year Six) Compare fossils and explore how life has changed over time in this workshop.

10:30 - 11:15, 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
Super Stegosaurus Workshop
Super Stegosaurus Workshop

School event (KS1) Investigate Stegosaurus and discover how scientists piece together fossil finds.

10:30 - 11:15, 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 1)
Dino Scientists
Dino Scientists

School event (KS2) Become a dinosaur scientist for the day using our incredible galleries.

10:30 - 11:30, 11:30 - 12:30, 12:30 - 13:30

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals
Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals

School event (Reception, KS1) Develop your pupils' science skills with this self-guided tour through the Museum.

10:30 - 11:30, 11:30 - 12:30, 12:30 - 13:30

  • Schools Schools (Early Years Foundation)
Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour
Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour

Join our expert science educators for a behind the scenes look at the Museum's fascinating zoology spirit collection.

11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15

  • Everyone Everyone
Investigate for families
Investigate for families

Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre. Centre closes at 17.00. Last entry is at 16.30.

15:40

  • Families Families (all ages)

Thursday 8 December 2016

Bauer Brothers art exhibition
Bauer Brothers art exhibition

Admire exquisite and historic artworks by two masters of scientific illustration. Free.

  • Everyone Everyone
Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition
Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition

Enjoy the world's best nature photography, from intimate portraits to dramatic landscapes.

  • Everyone Everyone
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Natural History Museum Ice Rink

Set against the backdrop of Hintze Hall, the Natural History Museum Ice Rink is a magical place to be this winter.

10:00 - 23:00

  • Everyone Everyone
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.

14:35 - 14:55, 15:50 - 16:10

  • Adults Adults
Biology AS and A-Level day
Biology AS and A-Level day

Schools (AS/A-Level) Get your students excited about working in science and see real examples of biology in use.

  • Schools Schools (Post-16)
Cocoon gallery
Cocoon gallery

Schools (KS3, KS4, Post-16) Take your students on a journey through the Darwin Centre's stunning Cocoon.

  • Schools Schools (Key Stages 3-4)
Investigate for schools
Investigate for schools

School event (KS2, KS3): Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre.

10:30 - 11:20, 11:30 - 12:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 1)
The Variety Show
The Variety Show

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

10:30 - 11:05, 11:30 - 12:05

  • Schools Schools (Key Stages 2-3)
Cutting Edge workshop
Cutting Edge workshop

School event (KS2) Investigate how teeth are related to diet in this interactive workshop.

10:30 - 11:20, 12:30 - 13:20, 13:30 - 14:20

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
Dino Scene Investigation
Dino Scene Investigation

Schools event (KS2) Perform your own fossil dig and draw conclusions about how dinosaurs looked.

10:30 - 11:15, 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
Dino Scientists
Dino Scientists

School event (KS2) Become a dinosaur scientist for the day using our incredible galleries.

10:30 - 11:30, 11:30 - 12:30, 12:30 - 13:30

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals
Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals

School event (Reception, KS1) Develop your pupils' science skills with this self-guided tour through the Museum.

10:30 - 11:30, 11:30 - 12:30, 12:30 - 13:30

  • Schools Schools (Early Years Foundation)
Evolution Workshop
Evolution Workshop

School event (Year Six) Compare fossils and explore how life has changed over time in this workshop.

10:30 - 11:15, 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
Super Stegosaurus Workshop
Super Stegosaurus Workshop

School event (KS1) Investigate Stegosaurus and discover how scientists piece together fossil finds.

10:30 - 11:15, 11:30 - 12:15, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 1)
Storytelling with Puppets: Rapunzel, Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Storytelling with Puppets: Rapunzel, Goldilocks and the Three Bears

School event (EYFS, KS1) Meet popular characters from children books and learn about animal and plant life.

11:30, 13:00

  • Schools Schools (Early Years Foundation)
Investigate for families
Investigate for families

Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre. Centre closes at 17.00. Last entry is at 16.30.

15:40

  • Families Families (all ages)
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