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what's on

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

Friday 12 February 2016

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015-16
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015-16

A stunning showcase of the very best nature photography, revealing the beauty and diversity of life on Earth.

  • Everyone Everyone
Bauer Brothers art exhibition
Bauer Brothers art exhibition

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

  • Everyone Everyone
Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System
Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System

Embark on a journey through space with this photographic exhibition by Michael Benson, featuring original music by Brian Eno.

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

Go on a 3D virtual reality journey to explore the world's largest coral reef.

13:45 - 14:05, 15:30 - 15:50

  • Adults Adults
After-school Club for Grown-ups followed by Silent Disco
After-school Club for Grown-ups followed by Silent Disco

Sold out. Enjoy an evening of activities and games for grown-ups as night descends on the Natural History Museum.

19:00 - 01:00

  • 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)
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)
Mary Anning gallery character
Mary Anning gallery character

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

10:30 - 11:00, 11:15 - 11:45, 12:45 - 13:15, 13:30 - 14:00

  • Schools Schools (Key Stage 2)
Investigate for schools
Investigate for schools

School event (KS1-3): Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre.

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

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

  • Schools Schools (Key Stages 2-3)
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.

10:45 - 11:45, 11:45 - 12:45

  • 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
Fool proofing Fossils
Fool proofing Fossils

Meet the team of scientists looking after some of the Museum's treasured fossils.

14:30 - 15:00

  • Families Families (12+)
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 13 February 2016

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015-16
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015-16

A stunning showcase of the very best nature photography, revealing the beauty and diversity of life on Earth.

  • Everyone Everyone
Bauer Brothers art exhibition
Bauer Brothers art exhibition

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

  • Everyone Everyone
Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System
Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System

Embark on a journey through space with this photographic exhibition by Michael Benson, featuring original music by Brian Eno.

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

Go on a 3D virtual reality journey to explore the world's largest coral reef.

11:30 - 11:50, 13:30 - 13:50, 15:30 - 15:50

  • 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 - 17:00

  • Families Families (all ages)
Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

Meet Charles Darwin, he will share his collection of beetles and tell you his famous theory of evolution.

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

  • 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
Ancient Lakes on Mars
Ancient Lakes on Mars

Join a Museum scientist to find out about ancient lakes on Mars and what they can reveal about the climate on the red planet.

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

  • Adults Adults
Members' Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour
Members' Behind-the-Scenes Spirit Collection Tour

With our experts, Members get an extended behind the scenes look at the Museum's zoology collection preserved in spirit.

15:30 - 16:30

  • Everyone Everyone

Sunday 14 February 2016

Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System
Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System

Embark on a journey through space with this photographic exhibition by Michael Benson, featuring original music by Brian Eno.

  • Everyone Everyone
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015-16
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015-16

A stunning showcase of the very best nature photography, revealing the beauty and diversity of life on Earth.

  • Everyone Everyone
Bauer Brothers art exhibition
Bauer Brothers art exhibition

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

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

Go on a 3D virtual reality journey to explore the world's largest coral reef.

11:30 - 11:50, 13:30 - 13:50, 15:30 - 15:50

  • 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 - 17:00

  • 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
Bioarchaeology: Reading the Bones of Human History
Bioarchaeology: Reading the Bones of Human History

Join a Museum archaeologist and find out what she has discovered from excavating ancient human burial sites

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

  • Adults Adults

Monday 15 February 2016

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015-16
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015-16

A stunning showcase of the very best nature photography, revealing the beauty and diversity of life on Earth.

  • Everyone Everyone
Bauer Brothers art exhibition
Bauer Brothers art exhibition

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

  • Everyone Everyone
Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System
Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System

Embark on a journey through space with this photographic exhibition by Michael Benson, featuring original music by Brian Eno.

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

Go on a 3D virtual reality journey to explore the world's largest coral reef.

15:30 - 15:50

  • 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)
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
Puppets - Jackie and the Beanstalk
Puppets - Jackie and the Beanstalk

Meet popular characters from children books and learn about animals and plant life.

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

  • Families Families (all ages)

Tuesday 16 February 2016

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015-16
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015-16

A stunning showcase of the very best nature photography, revealing the beauty and diversity of life on Earth.

  • Everyone Everyone
Bauer Brothers art exhibition
Bauer Brothers art exhibition

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

  • Everyone Everyone
Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System
Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System

Embark on a journey through space with this photographic exhibition by Michael Benson, featuring original music by Brian Eno.

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

Go on a 3D virtual reality journey to explore the world's largest coral reef.

11:00 - 11:20, 12:15 - 12:35, 13:45 - 14:05, 15:30 - 15:50

  • 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)
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

Wednesday 17 February 2016

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015-16
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015-16

A stunning showcase of the very best nature photography, revealing the beauty and diversity of life on Earth.

  • Everyone Everyone
Bauer Brothers art exhibition
Bauer Brothers art exhibition

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

  • Everyone Everyone
Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System
Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System

Embark on a journey through space with this photographic exhibition by Michael Benson, featuring original music by Brian Eno.

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

Go on a 3D virtual reality journey to explore the world's largest coral reef.

11:00 - 11:20, 12:15 - 12:35, 13:45 - 14:05, 15:30 - 15:50

  • 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)
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

Thursday 18 February 2016

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015-16
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015-16

A stunning showcase of the very best nature photography, revealing the beauty and diversity of life on Earth.

  • Everyone Everyone
Bauer Brothers art exhibition
Bauer Brothers art exhibition

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

  • Everyone Everyone
Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System
Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System

Embark on a journey through space with this photographic exhibition by Michael Benson, featuring original music by Brian Eno.

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

Go on a 3D virtual reality journey to explore the world's largest coral reef.

11:00 - 11:20, 12:15 - 12:35, 13:45 - 14:05, 15:30 - 15:50

  • 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)
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
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