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Big Nature DayThe Natural History Museum's Big Nature Day returns for 2015. A huge choice of fun, family-friendly activities and displays await visitors as over 50 nature groups and museum experts guide you through the hidden value of nature for our wellbeing. Taking place in the Darwin Centre and the Wildlife Garden, activities include worm charming, a ladybird hunt, pond dipping and the opportunity to make a bug hotel. Further interactive fun can be had with scientific experiments, real specimens to examine and dressing up. There will also be nature talks in the Museum's Attenborough Studio and the Sensational Butterflies exhibition will be open as usual. A great opportunity for kids to get a little closer to nature.

 

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The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from across the natural world, including insects, fossils and rocks. The Dinosaur gallery is one of the most popular exhibits in the museum, with a giant T. More about Natural History Museum

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The Darwin CentreThe Darwin CentreThe Darwin CentreThe unveiling of the cocoon at the heart of the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum on 15th September is a significant milestone for the well-known scientific centre. This latest development brings the vast building project, begun in 2002, to its final phase - the same year as the 200th anniversary of the great evolutionary theorist. From 12017-09-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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The unveiling of the cocoon at the heart of the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum on 15th September is a significant milestone for the well-known scientific centre. This latest development brings the vast building project, begun in 2002, to its final phase - the same year as the 200th anniversary of the great evolutionary theorist. From 1... More about this event
 
Whales: Beneath the surfaceWhales: Beneath the surfaceWhales: Beneath the surfaceWith a gigantic blue whale skeleton replacing Dippy the Dinosaur in the Natural History Museum's Hintze Hall, the museum is also hosting a new exhibition, Whales: Beneath the surface. The family event invites visitors to dive deeper into the mysterious world of the mammals with some of nature's finest whale specimens. From huge complete skeletons t2017-09-23T00:00:00+01002018-02-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Animal Shows
DATES  14th July 2017 to 28th February 2018
VENUE  Natural History Museum 
With a gigantic blue whale skeleton replacing Dippy the Dinosaur in the Natural History Museum's Hintze Hall, the museum is also hosting a new exhibition, Whales: Beneath the surface. The family event invites visitors to dive deeper into the mysterious world of the mammals with some of nature's finest whale specimens. From huge complete skeletons t... More about this event
 
The Art Of British Natural HistoryThe Art Of British Natural HistoryOver 200 original illustrations celebrating the nature on our shores. Items from the museum's collection will explore the many different ways the wildlife in Britain has been depicted over the past 300 years.2017-09-23T10:00:00+01002018-07-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Free EventOngoing
The Art Of British Natural History
Oceans UncoveredOceans UncoveredAttractions & Museums, Tourist Attraction.2017-09-29T18:00:00+01002017-09-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Oceans Uncovered
Natural History Museum Ice RinkNatural History Museum Ice RinkNatural History Museum Ice RinkThe earliest of London's winter ice rinks to open, the Natural History Museum's annual icing-over of its gardens kicks off from 26th October. The 1,000 square metre rink outside Alfred Waterhouse's imposing building is surrounded by 80,000 glowing pea-lights dangling from the overhanging trees and a sparkling 30 foot Christmas tree. Additio2017-10-26T00:00:00+01002018-01-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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event > Kids Events
PRICING  From £8.80 (Children), £12.65 (Adults), £39.60 (Family)
DATES  26th October 2017 to 7th January 2018
VENUE  Natural History Museum 
The earliest of London's winter ice rinks to open, the Natural History Museum's annual icing-over of its gardens kicks off from 26th October. The 1,000 square metre rink outside Alfred Waterhouse's imposing building is surrounded by 80,000 glowing pea-lights dangling from the overhanging trees and a sparkling 30 foot Christmas tree. Additio... More about this event
 
 

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