Tuesday, 1 March 2016

March at the Natural History Museum

Lates - step into the world of dinosaurs
This month we separate dinosaur fact from fiction with Museum experts. Take part in a series of activities, grab a drink in one of our bars and gain late-night access to Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System and Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibitions.

Free entry. Some activities and exhibitions ticketed.
Friday 25 March, 18.00-22.00
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Miniature brain scans
© Dylan B Smith / Imperial College London
© Dylan B Smith / Imperial College London 
Scientists have imaged the brains of bumblebees in unprecedented detail, revealing the regions linked to learning and memory that hold the key to understanding bee behaviour. 
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Win a trip to Swedish Lapland and Iceland
© RTH Sigurdsson_artic-images.com
© RTH Sigurdsson_artic-images.com
To celebrate our current space photography exhibition Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System, we’ve teamed up with Discover the World to offer one lucky winner the chance to win a seven-night stay in the breathtaking landscapes of Swedish Lapland and Iceland. Enter the free prize draw.Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System
Until 15 May

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Sensational Butterflies opening this month 
Spot a dazzling blue morpho or search out a munching caterpillar in our live tropical butterfly house. Walk among these colourful creatures and learn about the surprising life they lead.

Opens 24 March
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Winning wildlife
© Carlos Perez Naval
© Carlos Perez Naval
Get inspired by 100 images of the natural world at Wildlife Photographer of the Year. This inquisitive squirrel was captured on camera at the moment of sneaking a sip of fresh water while the gull wasn’t looking. 

Until 2 May, extended by popular demand

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Mother’s Day gifts
Show mum how much she means to you with a gift inspired by nature. With jewellery, books, scientific replicas and more, you’ll find the perfect gift to fit her personality.
Last order date: midday, 3 March
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Our friends at the Science Museum
Discover the dramatic story of Russia's yearning for space and the heroic achievements that turned this dream into reality, in this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. 
Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age
Until 13 March
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Our friends at the Southbank Centre
Did you know that Roald Dahl used to be a spy, a fighter pilot and a historian of chocolate? Laugh until your belly hurts and squirm your way through curious spaces to discover the secrets of a writer beloved by gazillions of children.
The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl
Until 3 July 
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