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BBC Museum of Life: The Natural History Museum attracts nearly 4 million visitors every year, has 8,000 visiting scientists, 70 million specimens, 350 resident experts and contains examples of 90% of the world’s known natural diversity. It has a world wide reputation that is genuinely second to none. By securing unrivalled access to the Natural History Museum, this fascinating 6-part series follows the world class scientists, their work and their stories. The National History Museum’s work defines everything around us, from fleas to forests, precious rock formations to dinosaurs. It is an institution literally buzzing with life – whether it’s field trips to Costa Rica sky diving for butterflies, prepping submersibles in Loch Ness, working with NASA to analyse comet dust or trying to find the cure for malaria – the Natural History Museum is at the thick of it. Helping to catalogue and conserve the extraordinary richness of life with groundbreaking projects in 68 countries . This series embraces all of the extraordinary work of the Natural History Museum – both front of house, behind the scenes and out in the field.

  • Currently 4.92/5
(12 votes)
Released: March 18, 2010
Runtime: 60 mins
Genres: Documentary
Countries: UK
Actors: No Famous Actors

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Posted by MANintheMOON 6 months ago
100% Useful

In 1998 I visited the museum and over two days felt like I barely was able to scratch the surface. This series offers a fascinating look and unparalleled access to facets of the Museum not accessible to visitors: behind-the-scenes, field work. This show is a treasure, I'm so glad to see many others appreciate it, too by the star rating. I wish there would be shows like this for the Wolfsonian Museum in Miami Florida; Smithsonian; National Archaeological Museum of Athens, Greece; and more of the world's incredible museums!

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