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what's on

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

Wednesday 18 January 2017

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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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, 13:30 - 14:00

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 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)
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)
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

Thursday 19 January 2017

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
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)
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)
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)
Storytelling with Puppets: Jackie and the Beanstalk & Three Billy Goats Gruff
Storytelling with Puppets: Jackie and the Beanstalk & Three Billy Goats Gruff

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

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

  • 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)
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)
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, 13:30 - 14:00

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 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)
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)

Friday 20 January 2017

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
Crime Scene Live
Crime Scene Live

Become a crime scene investigator and work with our Museum forensic experts to solve a murder mystery.

18:30 - 22:30

  • 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 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)
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
Miniature Lives Magnified
Miniature Lives Magnified

Discover how our scientists are studying tiny insects barely visible to the naked eye.

14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (7+)

Saturday 21 January 2017

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
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

Sunday 22 January 2017

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
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

  • Everyone Everyone
Beetlemania
Beetlemania

Join us as we get up close and personal with the most diverse group of animals on the planet - beetles.

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

  • Families Families (7+)

Monday 23 January 2017

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
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)
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)
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 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)
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

Tuesday 24 January 2017

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
Preparing the Carpological Collection
Preparing the Carpological Collection

See our scientists and volunteers in action in the Specimen Preparation Area of the Darwin Centre Cocoon.

11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00

  • 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)
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)
Storytelling with Puppets: Jackie and the Beanstalk & Three Billy Goats Gruff
Storytelling with Puppets: Jackie and the Beanstalk & Three Billy Goats Gruff

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

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

  • 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, 12:30 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:15

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
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 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)
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)
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)
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
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