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 - 20 September 2017

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

  • Tickets: £6.50 - £36.90. 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.

Ice Rink

The Ice Rink returns to the Natural History Museum for another year.

Opening 27 October, book your tickets early and don’t forget about our extended skate sessions on weekday mornings.

After Hours

The Dinosaur Season

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

From film screenings and discos to science talks and sleepovers, there's sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.


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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