Exhibitions and attractions

Colour and Vision

15 July - 6 November 2016

Discover the spectacular 565-million-year story of colour and vision through the eyes of nature.

  • Tickets: £5.40 - £27.00. Transaction fees apply.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

21 October 2016 - 10 September 2017

See startling images produced by photographers' passion for the natural world.

  • Tickets: £6.50 - £36.90. Transaction fees apply.

Ice Rink

27 October 2016 - 8 January 2017

Set against the backdrop of Hintze Hall, the Ice Rink is one of the most magical places to be this winter.

  • Tickets: £8.80 - £39.60. Transaction fees apply.

Rainbow lorikeet watercolour by Ferdinand Bauer

Bauer Brothers art exhibition

Enjoy a temporary display of exquisite botanical and zoological watercolours by acclaimed natural history artists Franz and Ferdinand Bauer.

Free in our Images of Nature gallery.

David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef Dive

Take an amazing virtual reality journey beneath the waves. Set sail to the the underwater world of the planet's largest coral reef with Sir David Attenborough.

Evening events

The Dinosaur Season

The ultimate season of events for adults, counting down to Dippy's departure.

Get your dancing shoes on for one last dance with Dippy at our spectacular New Year's Eve Ball. Tickets on sale now.


Explore our galleries, exhibitions and shops after hours.

At October Lates, you can see the stars in our Pop-up Planetarium or take a tour of our famous Treasures gallery.

Dino Snores for Kids

Kids will explore, take part in fun activities and meet our Tyrannosaurus rex hidden in the shadows.

A very special, Christmas-themed Dino Snores for Kids is now on sale.

Dino Snores for Grown-ups

Pull an all-nighter at the Museum.  

Enjoy a night of music, food, science and cinema at the Natural History Museum's sleepover, Dino Snores for Grown-ups.

Crime Scene Live

Suit up and solve a crime.

Become a crime scene investigator for the night and work with the Natural History Museum's scientists to solve a murder mystery.

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