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I Spy... Nature

July 19 2014–April 30 2015 (National Museum Cardiff is open for most Bank Holidays, please check prior to your visit to ensure the museum will be open.)
I Spy... Nature
I Spy... Nature

Come and experience how scientists’ observations lead to new discoveries.

A hands-on, family-friendly exhibition allowing you to try your hand at observing and recording nature. Experience how a Victorian naturalist sketched the natural world, or how modern technology allows scientists to image objects in 3-D. 

Find out what sort of explorer you are, before dressing up in the appropriate outfit and exploring the gallery in character. Will you be Madame Fleur (a Victorian naturalist), Dr Tekno (a modern museum scientist), Dani Dynamo (an outdoor explorer working in the field) or Bryn the Bug (a beetle!)?  

Discover how animals view nature differently, or get up close and personal with dozens of natural history objects under the microscope.

Related events and activities

19 Jul31 Aug 2014
23, 910, 1617, 2324 & 3031 Aug


Join our museum scientists when they visit the Capitol Shopping Centre, Cardiff with exhibits and activities from this new I Spy... Nature exhibition.  The team will be on the ground floor of Capitol Shopping Centre between 11am and 3pm on 24-26 July, 7-9 August and 28-30 August, armed with animal specimens, quizzes, colouring and balloons. On Saturday 26 July, 9 August and 30 August, there will also be a face painter ready to transform your little ones into their favourite creature. Come along and join the fun!

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