Wednesday 25 March 2015

April at the Natural History Museum at Tring

Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
© Sitara Karthikeyan
© Sitara Karthikeyan
Last chance to see stunning wildlife photography from the fiftieth year of the acclaimed competition.

Don’t miss award-winning images including 12-year-old Sitara Karthikeyan’s, Owlets United, taken near her home in Southern India.

Closes 19 April
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Coming soon Myths and Monsters
Discover the truth behind unicorns, mermaids and other mythical creatures. Handle replicas of the real animals that inspired stories of strange beasts and decide whether truth is stranger than fiction.

Opens 8 May
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Rothschild Room reopening
© Hall & Hall Design
© Hall & Hall Design
The newly-refurbished Rothschild Room opens in April, showcasing key stories and specimens from the life and collection of Museum founder Walter Rothschild. Explore interactive maps, flip through digital photo albums and see a life-size giant tortoise.

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Special event
Discover how the Museum pond has come to life this spring by finding and identifying animals from this watery world.Ponderiffic Dipping
Wednesday 1 and Wednesday 15 April
Workshops at 11.00 and 14.00
Tickets £4
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Family activities
Amazing Eggs
Tuesday 2 and Thursday 4 April
Workshops at 10.15, 10.45, 11.15, 14.30 and 15.00
Tickets £2

Egg-tastic Egg Hunt
Friday 3 to Monday 6 April
Trail sheet £1

Walter's Wander in Tring Park
Wednesday 8 April
Walks at 10.15 and 14.00
Free, advance booking required

Big-mouth frogs
Thursday 9, Tuesday 14 and Thursday 16 April
Workshops at 10.15, 10.45, 11.15, 14.30 and 15.00
Tickets £2 
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Evening event for adults
Dip into the history of a man whose legacy lives on in Tring and beyond. Uncover the urban myths and unsolved mysteries of the Museum’s famous founder, Walter Rothschild. 
Walter Rothschild: The Man, the Museum and the Menagerie
Tuesday 21 April
Tickets £4.50
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Coral-inspired gifts
Gifts and souvenirs inspired by the colours and hexagonal structure of corals. With homeware, jewellery, replica pieces and a Museum exclusive range, you can bring the rich colours of the reef to your home.
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What's on at the Museum in London
Sensational Butterflies
Experience the wonder of walking among hundreds of free-flying butterflies and discover the science behind these delicate creatures and their amazing life cycle.
Opens 2 April

Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea
Explore the weird and wonderful creatures of coral reefs. The exhibition will include over 250 specimens, a live aquarium and interactives.
Opens 27 March

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