Tuesday 30 October 2018

Grant Museum of Zoology - Eye of newt and toe of frog... it's Halloween at the Grant Museum of course

Do you dare to visit the Grant Museum of Zoology under cover of darkness?

Whether it's eye of newt and toe of frog, or wool of bat and tongue of dog, we've got everything you need to cook up some toil and trouble this Halloween.

We're opening the doors after dark so you can explore our eerie creatures and scary skeletons, enjoy a free drink and uncover some ghoulish animal facts along the way.

Halloween at the Grant Museum, Wednesday 31 October, 18:30-21:00. £5 tickets will be available to buy on the night and include a glass of wine. Dressing up strongly encouraged!

Free events and exhibitions

Until 21 Dec
Artist Neus Torres Tamarit explores evolution and gender through sculpture, installation and animations.

1 Nov. 13:00-16:30
Experience the animated worlds on display in the museum with virtual reality technology.
3 Nov. 13:00-16:00
Our regular family hands-on activities returns for any budding zoologists curious about the natural world.
See the full programme on our website.
Behind the scenes 
Get closer to the collection through the UCL Museums & Collections blog. Here's the latest:
Gross! Chris Wearden on why some of the specimens in the museum aren't for the faint-hearted.
Tannis Davidson explains how the collection has been used by students - for nearly 200 years.
A lovely, fluffy little chap? Hannah Cornish tries to convince us there's nothing to be afraid of...
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BBC Audience - Join the BBC's flagship technology programme live in London

BBC Shows, Tours and Take Part
BBC Click Live
Shows, Tours & Take Part
The BBC's flagship technology television show comes to life on the stage, with live demonstrations of the latest technology, interviews with the people who will shape all our futures, and lots of technology based experiments, fun and games in between.
In the run up to the show itself we’ll be offering attendees the chance to get hands on with some new technology in the Media Café, where guests can also buy refreshments and perhaps bump into one or two members of the Click production crew.

Date: Tuesday 20 November
Venue: BBC Radio Theatre, London
Tickets validated from: 2pm
Doors open: 3.30pm
Recording starts: 4pm

To apply for tickets visit bbc.co.uk/showsandtours.

**Please note that photographic ID is required for entry to ALL recordings. Visit our FAQs to see what is accepted.**

We'd love to see you!

BBC Shows and Tours 

Monday 29 October 2018

Natural History Museum at Tring

What's on in November
© Michel d'Oultremont
Wildlife Photographer of the Year Highlights
We have 34 of the images from the 2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition on display here at Tring. With the competition now in its fifty-fourth year, see the very best in wildlife photography and uncover the surprising, endearing and sometimes challenging stories behind the images.

Opens 16 November
Activities for families and kids
Toddler Time
Toddler Time
Pick up something special from reception for your journey around the galleries. Become a daring explorer or go on animal safari. 

Every day during term time, 14.30-17.00
Free, drop in
Child's wellies
Welly Wednesday
Little ones should pop their wellies on as we go on an adventure in the Museum grounds, with outdoor storytelling, craft and play.

7 November, 10.30-11.15
£3, drop in
Go behind the scenes at Tring
Looking at specimen jars
Voyages of Discovery
Get a rare chance to go behind the scenes at the Museum and see specimens linked to famous explorers including Darwin and Shackleton.
For the grown-ups
Yoga in the galleries
Woodland Yoga
Join us for a workshop connecting ancient yogic movements with nature and the Museum's collections. Round off your session with healthy drinks and snacks, then explore the galleries before they open to the public.

18 November, 11.30-13.30
£25, advance booking required
Linocut Christmas Cards
Linocut Christmas Cards
It's never too early to start prepping for Christmas! Join Alex and Sasa to learn how to lino print and develop beautiful Christmas cards with inspiration from our specimens.

22 November, 19.00-22.00
£20, advance booking required
Grab a bite to eat
Ugly Bug Cafe at Tring
Ugly Bug Cafe
For a wide range hot and cold drinks and food including delicious cakes, breakfast and lunches, come and visit our new Ugly Bug Cafe.

Open every day during Museum opening hours