The LEGO Group and the Natural History Museum: Exploring Nature Through Play

Event information

Event type: special event

Location: Throughout the Museum

Ticket prices:

Free, online booking essential


To celebrate LEGO®  Build activity at the Natural History Museum (3-5 August), we are giving nine people the chance to be one of the first to get their hands on the new plant-based LEGO elements.

Join sustainable superhero Plantus Maximus and learn more about the natural world through fun and interactive LEGO® brick-building experiences. 

LEGO Build: Create Sustainable Superheroes and their Habitat with Plantus Maximus

Budding builders will be challenged to combine the new plant elements with existing LEGO bricks to build their own sustainable superhero Plantus Maximus and help create a natural habitat fit for Plantus Maximus and his friends.

Through the play sessions, kids and families will learn about how the new LEGO botanical elements - including trees, leaves and bushes - are made from a plastic produced using sustainably sourced sugarcane.​

Tickets for this event have now sold out.

Note: There is a maximum number of five tickets per transaction. To optimise the number of children that can participate in these sessions, the number of adults required for each group of children are as follows:

  • for 1 child - 1 adult required, maximum 2 adults
  • for 2-3 children - 1 adult required, maximum 2 adults

Anything outside of these guidelines can be discussed with a member of our ticketing team on +44 (0)20 7942 5725.

The Natural History Museum Quest with Plantus Maximus

Embark on a special adventure around the Museum with Plantus Maximus. On this quest you’ll need to help Plantus Maximus learn more about the environment and how you can help the natural world.

At the end you can put together what you’ve discovered and help build your own LEGO wildlife-friendly city.

Pick up a quest from Hintze Hall. The event is free and will take approximately one hour. Places may be restricted and timed sessions may be in operation.

The Natural History Museum Quest with Plantus Maximus is designed for children aged 6+, but explorers under 6 are welcome to help out.

Plan your visit

Didn't get tickets to the LEGO Build? Never fear, because there's plenty of other activities happening over the weekend. Plan your day and find your way to various activties with the What's On programme.

Event dates

Keep cool

Phew! It's hard work building your own world from LEGO bricks. Make sure to keep cool by bringing your own refillable water bottle or rest and refuel at one of the Museum's cafes.

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