Find out what exhibitions and events are on at the Museum and online.
Exhibitions and displays
Dippy Returns: The nation's favourite dinosaur
Dippy is back for a short visit. Experience Dippy's memories of nature throughout the UK and see how different communities are connecting with it.
Opens 27 May
Our Broken Planet: How We Got Here and Ways to Fix It
This free, evolving display explores how humans have transformed the natural world. Through over 40 objects chosen by Museum scientists, we reveal the consequences of our actions and examine some of the solutions that could help mend our broken planet.
Open until late summer
John James Audubon and his Birds of America
This free display of engravings from John James Audubon's The Birds of America reaffirms why it continues to inspire artists, bird experts and conservationists alike.
Open until 6 July
These events are part of a series of unique talks, tours and viewings for our Members, Patrons, Supporters and Corporate Members only.
Members enjoy free entry to all exhibitions without needing to book, priority access and exclusive events.
Events at the Museum
Women in Science Tour
Take a free guided tour of the first-floor Hintze Hall balconies and the Minerals gallery and discover the fascinating work of women scientists past and present.
You'll hear the gripping histories of several women scientists across history including some who've worked at the Museum. Encounter numerous treasures such as specimens collected by Mary Anning and learn more about the Museum's displays and our cutting-edge science.
Dino Snores for Kids
Our sleepover for kids aged 7-11 gives budding natural history bods the chance to discover the Museum after dark and get involved in fun educational activities.
Adults £69, children £69, Members £62.10
Dino Snores for Grown-ups
Come to a sleepover for grown-ups at one of London's most famous buildings and enjoy a night at the Museum featuring great entertainment, food and drink.
Adults £185, Members £166.50
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Spirit Collection
Go behind the scenes with our knowledgeable science educators for a look at the Museum's fascinating zoology collection preserved in spirit.
Adults £25, Members £22.50
Yoga at the Museum
Find your zen at the Museum with a unique series of yoga classes for a variety of experience levels hosted in collaboration with East of Eden.
Adults £35, Members £31.50
Bring Your Own Baby
Join us for this new series of baby-friendly nature talks, created for inquisitive grown-ups looking for something to do with tiny ones in tow.
Adults £15, Members £13.50
Dawnosaurs: Relaxed Morning Visit
Dawnosaurs is an event for children with neurodiverse conditions (including autism and other sensory processing difficulties) to enjoy with their family, free from the hustle and bustle of the general public.
Various dates. Free, ticket required
Choose your side as three DJs do battle over separate wireless channels, playing the best in pop, rock and party classics.
Don a headset and carry on the party into the night in the spectacular Hintze Hall.
Adults £27, Members £24.30
Fascination of Plants Day: Plants and Pioneers
Join us for object-handling sessions and free tours which uncover the world of pioneering female botanists.
22 May 11.15-17.15
Fascination of Plants Day: Microflora Plants Up Close
Join us for drop-in creative and scientific activities that uncover the beautiful and functional micro-structures of common plants.
21 May, 10.00-16.00
Crochet your own Dippy with TOFT
Learn to crochet a special edition Diplodocus in celebration of Dippy's return to the Museum.
27 May, 18.30-20.00 and 20.15-21.45
Adults £45, Members £40.50
Drawing From Nature
Get up close to creatures living in the patio garden and pond using microscopes.
This is a free workshop for children who enjoy drawing and have an interest in getting up close to insects and minibeasts.
Suitable for ages 8-12.
Free, ticket required.
Great Exhibition Road Festival
Join us at the Museum and across South Kensington and enjoy a free weekend of events for all ages and celebrate trailblazing ideas in science and the arts.
Free, some events require advance booking.
Ever wondered what a Diplodocus' teeth looked like? Or why it has such a long neck and tail?
Join our storyteller Waterhouse the mouse in his quest to learn all about the nation’s favourite dinosaur. Take a seat under Dippy, the gigantic Diplodocus, for this short story before the Museum opens to daytime visitors. Doors open at 8.30 so you will jump the queue to get first access to the Museum’s iconic Dinosaurs gallery during the school holidays.
30 May, 1 June, 26 July, 28 July.
Hear from diverse speakers from around the world as they discuss climate change, extinction, problems with plastic and so much more. The live events are recorded and can be watched at any time.