Spend the night at a museum

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Families can spend a night at the museum this week, meeting world-class scientists and seeing video links with other places around the world.

Visitors to the Science Uncovered event in The Natural History Museum at Tring can watch curators prepare skin and skeleton specimens and chat with artist-in-residence Bee Millar – whose feather paintings are inspired by the collections which date back to 1889.

There will also be a link-up with staff at the Natural History Museum in London and researchers working in Antarctica.

Live footage of the keepers at AmeyZoo near Watford working with snakes, lizards and invertebrates will also be shown.

Science Uncovered is now in its second year at Tring. It is part of the EU-funded researchers’ nights across Europe, where more than 200 cities hold events highlighting the research they are undertaking.

Paul Kitching, manager of the Tring museum, said: “Come along and be amazed by our scientists, the collections they look after and their stories.”

The event runs on Friday 2-5pm and 6.30-9.30pm.

For more details visit www.nhm.ac.uk/tring