The Wildlife Garden is open from 1 April to 31 October, from 10.00 until 17.00 daily. Enter via the Darwin Centre in the Orange Zone.
You can visit at other times by appointment. Contact the Central Hall information desk on +44 (0)20 7942 5011 to arrange this.
Join in regular free family events in the Wildlife Garden. Next event: Bat Festival on 1 and 2 June 2013. Details below.
Escape the city and wander through the tranquil habitats of the Wildlife Garden, including woodland, meadow, pond and more. Make it part of your Museum visit.
See the different habitats on the Wildlife Garden map
The garden is a haven for 1000s of British plants and animals and demonstrates wildlife conservation in the inner city. Over 2,000 species have been identified in the Wildlife Garden since it opened in 1995.
Discover some of the garden species in our slideshow
Spring has surely sprung, with the moorhens nesting in their pond house, and our fox family has returned to its usual hide under the garden shed. Our new bee tree is swarming with 1000s of the busy buzzers. We've also spotted squirrels, wrens and mallards. And our daffodils, primroses, cowslips and bluebells are all in bloom.
1 June 2013
Celebrate Bat Festival weekend in the Wildlife Garden and join the batty trails, crafts and talks from bat experts.
2 June 2013 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
Join us as we go batty for bats and find out more about these stars of the night.
13 July 2013 11:00 - 17:00
Celebrate nature and biodiversity at our free nature fair, packed with fun and fascinating activities.