What's on

Find out what exhibitions and events are on at the Museum and online.

Exhibitions and displays

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.

Until 18 April 2022

The Artistic Legacy of Joseph Banks

This free display of artworks and manuscripts explores the life and interests of Joseph Banks (1743-1820) through some of his extraordinary collections.

Until 13 January 2022

Member events

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, priority access and exclusive events.

Events at the Museum

Once There Was a Bear… story time

Join Winnie-the-Pooh and friends on their adventures around the Museum with an exclusive book reading.

Free event
Various times on 26, 27 and 29 October

October Half-term: Operation Earth

Join us for Operation Earth, and help us explore Earth's environmental and climate challenges in our free half-term family activities.

Free drop-in activities
23-31 October

Natural History Museum Ice Rink

The Ice Rink is one of the most magical places to be this festive season. Experience the thrill of skating around the Christmas tree set against the backdrop of the Museum.

Afterwards, swing by the Cafe Bar. It has a bird's-eye view of the rink and is open to everyone whether skating or not. 

22 October 2021 - 16 January 2022

Adults from £12.65, children from £8.80, family and Member discounts available

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.

Various dates.

Adults £65, children £65, Members £58.50

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.

Various dates.

Adults £185, Members £166.50

Dinotours

Book a Dinotour with one of our knowledgeable tour guides to get up close and personal with the all the main characters in our world-famous Dinosaurs gallery.

Various dates.

Adults £30, Members £27

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.

Various dates.

Adults £25, Members £22.50

Silent Disco

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.

Various dates.

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.

Various dates.

Adults £35, Members £31.50 

Adventure Babies

Join us at the Museum with your baby for a sensory storytelling class brought to you by award-winning Adventure Babies.

Every other Tuesday until 14 December.

£20 for an adult-child duo

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

Online events

Virtual Yoga at the Museum

A unique yoga class broadcast from the iconic Hintze Hall.

Buy a ticket now, for either £5, £10 or £15, to receive a link to the recording. 

Lates Online

Join us on the last Thursday of every month. Bring a drink, brush up on your scientific knowledge and join us live from 19.30 BST.

Free, online event

Our Broken Planet: How We Got Here and Ways to Fix It 

Explore our programme of live events where panellists including scientists, farmers, entrepreneurs, fashion designers, journalists, photographers and activists discuss the key challenges we face in building a greener future. 

The live events are recorded and can be watched at any time on our website or YouTube. You can catch up on past events on our YouTube playlist.