Exhibition Road Day of Design

Event information

Event type: demonstration, outdoor activity, special event, virtual reality, talk

Location: Exhibition Road and throughout the Museum

Ticket prices:

Free, not ticket required

Event dates

Open your eyes to the new ways our scientists are seeing the world.

Try out interactive digital experiences, get hands-on with specimens and explore cutting-edge technology at the Exhibition Road Day of Design. 

What's on at Exhibition Road

Bioluminescence by Jason Bruges Studio

Be transported to the depths of the ocean where the dazzling lights of bioluminescent creatures dance all around in this VR experience, adapted from our exhibition Life in the Dark.

The VR Box
10.30-17.00

Roaming collections

See and touch specimens that have adapted to life in the dark, inspired by our current exhibition. In the event of bad weather, this activity will move to the Museum's Earth Hall.

The Hands-on Zone
10.30-12.00 and 13.30-15.00

Meet the puppets from The Wider Earth

Keep an eye out for the roving megafauna puppets, on break from The Wider Earth rehearsals. The team will show you how digital technology is used to bring these characters to life. In the event of bad weather, this activity will move to the Museum's Earth Hall.

10.30-17.00

Main Stage talks

Natural History for a Thriving Future

16.00

Join Helen Hardy, the Museum's Digital Collections Programme Manager, to learn why and how we're digitising collections to set the world's data free.

What's on at the Museum

Explore the Museum's collection with Sir David Attenborough

Explore behind the scenes

The Hold the World VR experience will transport you behind the scenes on a tour of collection highlights with legendary broadcaster Sir David Attenborough.

Earth Hall, ground floor
10.30-17.00

Explore the Museum's collection with Sir David Attenborough

Learn how we're digitising the collections

Find out how the Museum's Digital Collections Programme is innovating and designing new methods to capture the collections on an industrial scale to set the collections free online.

Earth Hall, ground floor
10.30-16.00

3D science station

3D science station

The Museum's state-of-the-art 3D Visualisation Laboratory makes cutting-edge research possible using the latest technology to get detailed 3D datasets. Let the experts show you how it's done.

Earth Hall, ground floor
10.30-16.00