Valentines at the Museum


For love bugs, solitary bees and significant otters

Join us after hours to explore all things related to love and relationships in the natural world. 

14 February 2020  19.00-22.30

This event has now passed.

This event has now passed.

You can still explore the museum after hours with our other late night events such as Silent Disco or Dino Snores for Grown-ups.


  • Adult: £35  Member: £31.50


Join us for an evening of romantic fascination covering animal courtship, copulation and everything in between.
Have you ever shown someone how much you like them by choreographing an elaborate dance routine, or by moulting your entire head? This Valentine's Day take inspiration from our Museum experts with a drink in hand.

Over the course of the evening you can enjoy:

  • A complimentary ticket to the ever-popular Wildlife Photographer of the Year 
  • Beginners salsa classes
  • Conception and Deception: The Strange World of Animal Sex – a talk by Helen Arney, Dr Natalie Cooper and Hana Ayoob (spaces are limited)
  • Our LGBTQ+ natural history trail
  • Screen printing with exclusive Valentines designs
  • Ask the expert with Curator of Minerals and Gemstones, Robin Hansen
  • Science stations including Lovebugs, Love Birds and You're my Lobster: the crustacean station

As well as loads of other activities and talks. This is a great opportunity to visit the Museum galleries after hours, all to the soothing rhythm of live music and clinking cocktail glasses.


Discount Member tickets

Members can purchase discount tickets for this event. Please bring your membership card with you to the event. Not a Member? Join today.

Event dates

Important information

Doors open at 19.00, last entry 21.00.

This event is for adults aged 18 and over.

Bag searches will be in operation.

Visitors are not permitted to bring their own alcohol – any alcohol will be confiscated.

Visitors must bring an electronic or printed copy of their ticket.

No refunds or exchanges will be given.

This event is wheelchair accessible.

There will be a cloakroom in operation – prices depend on the item. Please see the cloakroom section of our Access page for more information. 

Your free drink is a choice of beer, wine or a soft drink.

Spaces for some activities are limited. We will try to accommodate everyone, spaces will be offered on a first come first served basis. An event ticket does not guarantee entry to every activity.

No part of the event is mandatory, all activities are optional.

The Museum reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the event as required, such as adjusting the locations, timings or content of the activities. This is to ensure that we deliver a safe and excellent experience for all guests at all times.

Please note that photography and filming may take place during this event, in which you may be identifiable. These images may be used for Museum marketing purposes on the website, social media and printed publicity materials. If you have any concerns about being photographed, please speak to a member of staff at the event.

Ticket prices are subject to change.

Map of activities.

Perfect presents

Fall head over heels with our Valentines gift guide.

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