Exhibitions and attractions

Sensational Butterflies

24 March - 11 September 2016

See more butterflies than ever before and learn fascinating facts about their lives.

  • Tickets: £5.85 - £19.80. Transaction fees apply.

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 - summer 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.

After Hours


The Natural History Museum comes to life after dark.

Night owls can explore our galleries, exhibitions and shops after hours, and enjoy expert-led talks and events at Lates.

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.

Dino Snores for Kids

Find out what happens in the Museum after dark.

Kids can explore, take part in fun, educational activities and enjoy our Tyrannosaurus rex shrouded in shadows.

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.

Science Uncovered

Discover rare items from the Museum's collections, meet hundreds of experts and take part in tours and debates.

Part of European Researchers' Night, 30 September 2016.

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