Exhibitions and attractions

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.

Sensational Butterflies

31 March - 17 September 2017

See hundreds of live butterflies and moths in our tropical butterfly house.

  • Tickets: £5.85 - £19.80

Whales: Beneath the surface

14 July 2017 - 28 February 2018

Explore the extraordinary lives of whales in a major family exhibition.

  • Tickets: £7.50 - £11.50

Art of British Natural History

Explore the diverse wildlife of the British Isles and admire artworks of some of our most iconic species. Until 1 July 2018.

Free in our Images of Nature gallery.

Evening events

Crochet Workshop

Crochet your very own blue whale at this exciting workshop to celebrate the arrival of the blue whale skeleton in Hintze Hall.

After-school Club

Raid the paint cupboard. Cane it in house games. Learn things you never knew about the natural world. Then refresh at the bar and dance yourself silly at the silent disco. 

Crime Scene Live

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

Dino Snores for Grown-ups

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


The Museum comes alive at night. Explore our galleries, exhibitions and shops after hours and enjoy exciting late-night activities.

Dino Snores for Kids

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

Movie Nights at the Museum

Take your seat, grab some popcorn and snacks, and settle in for Movie Nights at the Museum.

New Year's Eve: Under the Sea

Dance the night away under our blue whale and ring in 2018 at the Museum's underwater-themed New Year’s Eve party.