Darwin in Colour


Science: Change in living things over time, fossil record, adaptation and evolution

Find out about the ground-breaking and controversial evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace which shook Victorian society.

Examine some of Darwin's evidence for survival by natural selection. Investigate amazing specimens from our handling collection which illustrate how creatures have evolved using colour to help them survive, we look at camouflage, warning colours and mimicry.

Duration: 1.5 hours | 10.30am -12noon or 1pm - 2.30pm

Cost per session: £5 per child