Nature Live @ Natural History Museum

January 4, 2012toFebruary 29, 2012
March 1, 2012 10:00 amtoApril 30, 2012 10:00 am

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Uncover the work of the Museum’s curators and researchers at the exciting Nature Live events for families and adults. Everyone is encouraged to join in.

From ladybird spotting and dinosaurs to bat winter survival strategies and how nature inspires fashion, these regular Nature Live talks and events are an enjoyable way to explore the natural world. They are informal and mostly free.

A Bite From the Past

Join a whistle-stop tour of the evolutionary history of sharks and see some amazing specimens from the collections.

28 January 2012 12:30 – 13:00, 14:30 – 15:00
1 February 2012 14:30 – 15:00
Antarctica Calling

Join us as we link live to Antarctica and hear what it is like working on the frozen continent.

27 January 2012 14:30 – 15:00
Hunting for Meteorites on Ice

Join us as we discover what it’s like looking for meteorites in Antarctica.

8 January 2012 12:30 – 13:00, 14:30 – 15:00
Hydrothermal Vents and Hairy Crabs

Join us as we discuss this unique habitat and see footage of the creatures that call this extreme environment home.

14 January 2012 12:30, 14:30
Killer Bugs

Join us to discover predator bugs, from the exotic assassin bug to the common pond skater, and find out how they strike.

17 March 2012 12:30 – 13:00, 14:30 – 15:00
Life Down Under

Join us as we discover Australia’s unique and iconic array of mammals.

16 January 2012 14:30
21 January 2012 12:30, 14:30
Meet an Antarctic Base Commander

Join us as we bring the Antarctic experience to life here in London with a real life Antarctic base commander.

18 March 2012 12:30 – 13:00, 14:30 – 15:00
Messengers from Mars

Join us as we discover some of the fascinating facts that meteorites reveal about the red planet.

12 January 2012 14:30 – 15:00
Night Watch: Mammals of Borneo

Join us as we meet a Museum scientist who has spent many sleepless nights studying mammals in the forests of Kalimantan.

10 January 2012 14:30 – 15:00
4 February 2012 12:30 – 13:00, 14:30 – 15:00
Scoping out the Skies

Come and discover what the next generation of telescopes could reveal about our universe.

22 January 2012 12:30 – 13:00, 14:30 – 15:00
Stromboli: Lighthouse of the Mediterranean

Join us to find out why Stromboli erupts every 20 minutes and the potential dangers in store for the locals.

7 January 2012 12:30 – 13:00, 14:30 – 15:00
Terror from the Sky

Get to grips with giant eagles and stumble on an ancient species so big it could have easily hunted humans.

15 January 2012 12:30 – 13:00, 14:30 – 15:00
The Name Game

Who is telling the truth and who is making it up?

24 March 2012 12:30 – 13:00, 14:30 – 15:00
The Ring of Fire

Join us as we discuss earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis and why they happen.

1 March 2012 14:30 – 15:00
3 March 2012 12:30 – 13:00, 14:30 – 15:00
Wonders of the Collections: The Giant Squid

Meet the scientist given the massive job of preserving the first giant squid caught alive.

29 January 2012 12:30 – 13:00, 14:30 – 15:00