Friday, 15 June 2018

Natural History Museum - Go behind the scenes with Sir David Attenborough

Experience more this summer
Hold the World (c) Sky VR Studios copyright
Want to go behind the scenes of the Museum with Sir David Attenborough as your guide? Now you can - in virtual reality.

Sky VR Studio's latest adventure, Hold the World, allows you to explore rooms that are normally closed to the public and virtually handle some of the most precious specimens from the collections.
Coming soon - new exhibition: Life in the Dark
Anglerfish, Life in the Dark
See how creatures use their senses to survive in complete darkness, discover the darkest of caves and gaze upon the magical lights of bioluminescence in this new exhibition.

Opens 13 July. 
Become a Member and see Life in the Dark, with an introduction by the exhibition curators, at the Members' private view on 16 July. Members enjoy unlimited admission to all exhibitions, priority queueing and special events. Find out more >
The Museum at night
How long does it take for a maggot to reach a body?
Crime Scene Live

Calling all super sleuths: our murder-mystery night needs you. Gather the evidence, analyse the facts and carry out experiments to bring the criminal to justice.

25 June, 20 July, 16 August

In other news...
An image of an ant head with parasites
Brain worm turns ants into zombies
For the first time, scientists have captured an image of what happens inside an ant's brain when it is infected with a parasitic worm.
Three orange and green frogs
Deadly disease that's killing amphibians
A deadly fungus has been devastating populations of amphibians all over the world - but no one knew where it began until now.
Specimen spotlight
Iguanodon in Hintze Hall
Would the real Iguanodon please stand up?
Size: about half the length of a London double-decker bus.

Found: in the Isle of Wight in 1914

Current location: in the east-side, ground-floor bay in Hintze Hall.
Did you know: This species was originally known as Iguanodon, but the bones turned out to be a different dinosaur altogether: a Mantellisaurus. Both are members of the same group of dinosaurs called Iguanodontia. They had large thumb spikes, which are thought to have been used as the primary defence against predators.