Extinction: Not the End of the World?

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Illustration of a group of Ammonite Procheloniceras, an extinct marine creature from the Lower Cretaceous. Copyright: Graham Cripps/Natural History Museum
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From super-sized birds to bizarre insects, millions of species that once roamed the planet are no longer around. Yet while 99% of the species that have lived on Earth have met their demise, some species have survived extinction and thrived.

Combining amazing images, real specimens and interactive installations, this exhibition explores the crucial role that extinction plays in the evolution of life.

As well as bringing to life species that disappeared long ago, the show looks at today's endangered species, such as the tiger and orang-utan, and asks whether conservation can save them.

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Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD

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Opening Times:

08 Feb - 08 Sep 2013 Daily 10:00 AM - 5:50 PM; Every Final Fri Of the Month 10:00 AM - 10:30 PM; 01 Apr 2013, Easter Monday 10:00 AM - 5:50 PM; 06 May 2013, Early May Bank Holiday 10:00 AM - 5:50 PM; 27 May 2013, Spring Bank Holiday 10:00 AM - 5:50 PM; 26 Aug 2013, Summer Bank Holiday 10:00 AM - 5:50 PM

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Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road
+44 (0)20 7942 5000
Public transport:
Tube: South Kensington Train: Victoria/Paddington. Either use pedestrian tunnel from South Kensington station and exit where signposted or walk up Exhibition Rd and cross Cromwell Rd to locate museum.