Valentine's at the Museum

Calling all love bugs, solitary bees, flocks of friends and significant otters!

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

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How do you show someone how much you like them? Play hard to get, nuzzle up close, strut your best dance moves or stick like glue?

This Valentine's Day, take inspiration from the natural world, and join our scientists as they delve into love in the animal kingdom. From dance classes to science stations, there’ll be plenty of after-hours antics to get involved in, plus a fully stocked bar and even a live harpist serenading you.

After discovering all the weird and wonderful ways animals find a mate, head into our Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition where some of these fascinating behaviours have been captured in the stunning images on display. Then create your own memorable photo in our Magic Memories photo booth and take it home to remember your night.

So drop-in, grab a cocktail, explore our galleries after hours and spend some koala-ty time with the ones ewe love.

Ticket price includes a free digital photo from Magic Memories and entry to our new-look Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

Discount Member tickets

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

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