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16th September 2011 at 01:00

Science Uncovered

Researchers on display at the Natural History Museum

Meet scientists from the Natural History Museum's zoology, botany and entomology departments, and be inspired by real research and specimens, at Science Uncovered on Friday 23 September from 4-11pm.

The second event of its kind in London to celebrate European Researchers' Night, Science Uncovered hosts the Life Science Fair, bringing together researchers, teachers and pupils. Following the success of the first Science Uncovered in 2010, this year's event takes in 200 cities across Europe and will show how exciting, fun and vital to our daily lives science research is.

During the evening, teachers are invited to drop-in at the teachers' welcome point, where the museum's learning staff will be available to discuss school programmes.

This year, the museum is also inviting school groups to take part during the day. Come along to the fun Life Science Fair, a rare opportunity to meet many of the museum's world-class scientists. Handle real animal and plant specimens (including impressive-looking insects), get stuck into hands-on activities and talk with researchers and curators about their work in the museum and how their careers developed.

The fair is open from 11am-1pm, free of charge, and places can be booked by calling 020 7942 5555.

You can find out more about Science Uncovered and view the range of museum learning programmes for schools at


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