What's on

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

Exhibitions and displays

Titanosaur: Life as the Biggest Dinosaur

Step into the world of the magnificent titanosaur Patagotitan mayorum - one of the largest creatures to have ever walked the earth. 

You’ll learn how Patagotitan mayorum stayed safe, found food and kept cool as you follow its journey from tiny egg to towering head and shoulders above other Cretaceous critters. 

New exhibition opens 31 March 2023

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Explore the natural world in all its fragility and diversity at the annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, where 100 powerful photographs tell the story of a planet under pressure.

Open now

The Polar Silk Road

Discover the Arctic through the photography of Gregor Sailer and explore the existing, potential, and unexpected impact that warming temperatures will have in this once pristine region. 

Opening on 26 May

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 now

Free events

The Wild Escape

Join us for The Wild Escape, a series of free events and activities inspired by the artwork and wildlife specimens in our collection.

This free programme of events will run from February to July 2023 with activities for adults, families and children.

Various dates and times available

Free, tickets coming soon

Easter Family Fun: Be a Palaeontologist

Help us to explore fossils and ancient life by taking part in our free activities for all the family. 

Monday 3 - Sunday 16 April, 11:00-16:00

Darwin Centre and Darwin Centre Atrium in the Orange Zone 

Free, drop-in events

Women in Science Tour

Take a guided tour of the first floor Hintze Hall balconies and the Minerals gallery, and discover the fascinating work of women scientists past and present.

Hear the gripping histories of several women scientists across history including some who've worked at the Museum. 

Various dates. Free, tickets recommended.

Women in Science Tour: Space

Discover the fascinating work of women scientists - past and present - who have focused on space, meteorites and planetary materials.

Encounter numerous treasures such as meteorites and learn more about the Museum’s displays and our cutting-edge science.

Various dates. Free, tickets recommended.

Women in Science tours: Palaeontology

Discover the fascinating work of female palaeontologists on this tour of the Museum's first-floor balconies, where you'll encounter numerous treasures and develop your understanding of fossils and ancient life.

Learn about the research of female palaeontologists past and present, including some who've worked at the Museum.

Various dates. Free, walk-ups accepted subject to capacity.

Guided tours

Out of Hours Titano Tours

Make the most of your visit and roam our newest exhibition, and the world famous Dinosaur gallery, before it opens to the public.

Various dates

45-minute tours from 9.00-9.45

Adult £25, child £17, Member £22.50

Behind the Lens Tour

Join our hosts for a special tour of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition and discover the stories and details that didn't make it into the captions.

Various dates


Adult £30, Member £13

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.

Adult £25, Member £22.50

Out of Hours Dino Tours

Book a Dino tour 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, all before it opens to the public.

45-minute tours from 9.00-9.45

Adult £25, Child £17, Member £22.50

History of the Natural History Museum Tour

Join our hosts for a special tour of the Natural History Museum, discovering more about how the incredible 'Cathedral of Nature' became the world-famous Museum it is today.

More dates coming soon

11.00-12.00, 15.00-16.00

Adult: £12, Member £10.80
Child: £9, Member £8.10.

Paid events

Tai Chi

Discover the ancient Chinese martial arts practice of Tai Chi underneath Hope our blue whale.

Various dates


Adult: £25, Members: £22.50

Mystery at the Museum: The Case of the Titanosaur Egg

A body has been discovered and a valuable dinosaur egg is missing, can you help us catch the culprit?

31 March 2023 18.30-21.45

Adults £35, Members £31.50

The Giant Dino Night

Help us welcome one of the biggest dinosaurs ever to have roamed the planet, the colossal titanosaur.

28 April 2023


Adult £22, Member £19.80

Learn to Animate Workshop

Join us for this creative workshop and learn how to bring a dinosaur to life on screen.

3, 6, 10, 13 April 2023

10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 13.30, 14.30, 15.30

Adult: £35, Child: £35, Member: £31.50

Prehistoric Planet Trail

Join us this Easter half term for an adventure like no other as you take on the challenge of our Prehistoric Planet Trail.

1-16 April 2023, 10.00-17.30

Tickets £2.50

Jurassic Encounters: Animal Show

Delve into the Jurassic and meet the modern-day relatives of the animals that lived alongside Dippy in this fantastic show.

5 & 12 April

Various times

Adult £8, Member £7.20

Silent Disco

Choose your side as three DJs do battle over separate wireless channels, playing the very best of new and old.

Various dates.

Adult £30, Member £27

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.

£20 for an adult-child duo

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, until August 2023.

Adult £35, Member £31.50 

Dino Snores

Families with children 7-11

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.

Adult £70, child £70, Member £63

Families with children 7-17

Dino Snores: The Titanosaur Special

Join us for a special, one-off sleepover to celebrate the arrival of our new larger-than-life guest, the colossal titanosaur.  

Suitable for families with kids aged 7-17.

7 October 2023  18.30-10.00

Adult: £95, Child: £95
Member: £85.50

Adults over 18

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.

Adult £185, Member £166.50