The Wildlife Garden is open from 1 April to 3 November, 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.
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
We recently spotted a heron in the garden, as well as the pretty ringlet butterfly and Jersey tiger moth. Our resident moorhens and foxes are still about and colourful berries abound.
28 December 2013 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00
Animals can have a dangerous streak. Today we'll find out about the more venomous species in our collections.