What’s on today..


Event Details


Today, we are open from 10.30am to 5.00pm

Come along throughout the day to explore our interactive exhibits and take part in today’s shows and activities.

No need to book!

Today’s shows:

11.00am and 2.30pm  Same but different

Take the chance to be a part of a 5-billion-year-old story and discover why we all look a bit the same – but different! Learn about Charles Darwin’s famous voyage on The Beagle and how that helped him formulate his theory of evolution. Help us identify the similarities and differences between species and find out how species adapt to different environments – including the very weird way marine iguanas cope with swallowing saltwater!

Make something a little different to take home with you!

12.30pm Paper Beetles

Learn what makes a beetle a beetle and see why Charles Darwin was so fascinated by them. Make your own paper beetle using our templates and copy an existing beetle – or make one up

4.00pm Paper Lizards

Do you know the difference between a lizard, a snake and a newt? Find out this and more before creating your own from a paper template.