Extremes

Horniman Museum and Gardens

15 February – 2 November 2014

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6)

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Centred round five environmental extremes – heat, cold, aridity, permanent darkness and lack of oxygen – and the animals and plants that live there.

Extremes

Films, photographs and natural specimens  are used to reveal how the plant and animal kingdoms have adapted for survival in the most extreme conditions on earth. Key to this are the taxidermy displays which allow visitors to compare the techniques specific to the polar bear, camel, ostrich, scimitar oryx and pipistrelle bat.

Venue information

Opening times

Museum
Daily, 10 – 5.30
Closed 24 – 26 Dec

Gardens
Daily, Mon – Sat, 7.15 – sunset
Sun and Bank Holidays, 8 ​– sunset

Closed 25 Dec

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