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Diving Blue Whale takes centre stage at Natural History Museum

Diving Blue Whale takes centre stage at Natural History Museum

29 January, 2015

Categories:
Arts and culture
Museums
Science and environment

The vast skeleton of a blue whale is to welcome visitors as the central display in the Natural History Museum’s Hintze Hall from summer 2017. Suspended dynamically from the ceiling and plunging through the iconic space, it will take on the role held by the much-loved Dippy for 35 years.

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Dive into the Museum’s Coral Reefs exhibition

Dive into the Museum’s Coral Reefs exhibition

16 January, 2015

Categories:
Events and exhibitions

Get close to spectacular seascapes this year in a new exhibition by the Natural History Museum and international specialty insurer Catlin Group Limited.

Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea
will include a live coral reef, a virtual dive and more than 200 specimens such as corals, fish and fossils. Open from 27 March to 13 September 2015, this exhibition will explore the richness of life beneath the waves, and its announcement marks World Oceans Day.

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New schools Citizen Science project launched after tiny wildlife found living on Museum

New schools Citizen Science project launched after tiny wildlife found living on Museum

15 January, 2015

Categories:
Schools and education
Science and environment

Scientists at the Natural History Museum look after vast collections inside the landmark building in South Kensington, but have just discovered a wealth of hidden wildlife living on the exterior; tiny micro-organisms. This microscopic wildlife has inspired of a nationwide project called The Microverse, aimed at schools across the UK to help find micro-organisms living in urban areas across the country.

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