What's on

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 

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 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.

Out-of-hours 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.

45-minute tours from 9.00-9.45

Adults £30, children £20, Members £27

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 £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.

Various dates.

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.

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 

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. 

Various dates.

Adults £15, Members £13.50

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.

£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

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 £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

Free, drop-in.

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

Free, drop-in.

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.

Bitch: A revolutionary guide to sex, evolution and the female animal

Explore how the female animal has been misunderstood and misrepresented by the scientific patriarchy.

31 May, 18.30-21.30

Adults £20, Members £18

Welcome Home, Dippy!

Join us after hours to welcome Dippy home and celebrate the return of the nation's favourite dinosaur.

24 June, 18.30-21.30

Adults £19, kids £19, Members £17.10 

Mystery at the Museum: The Search for Dippy

Do you have what it takes to decode the clues and reveal the secrets of the Museum to find where Dippy has disappeared to?

29 June, 19 July, 18.45-22.30

Adults £35, Members £31.50 

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.

18-19 June

Free, some events require advance booking.

Dippy Tales

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.

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. 

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

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.