What's on

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

Exhibitions and displays

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.

New exhibition opens 14 October 2022

Exploring Our Oceans: The Challenger Expedition and Its Legacy

This free display of historic and contemporary imagery and specimens marks the 150th anniversary of the Challenger expedition, a ground-breaking scientific endeavour to sail around the world to systematically study the oceans for the very first time.

Now open

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.

Now open

See Dippy at one of our events

Dino Snores: The Dippy Special

This one-off sleepover gives families the chance to explore the Museum after dark, get up close to Dippy while it's here, and sleep beneath a magnificent blue whale. 

22 October 2022 18.30-10.00

Adult: £87, Child: £87, Member: £78.30

Mystery at the Museum: The Search for Dippy

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

28 October and 25 November, 18.30-21.45

Adult £35, Member £31.50 

Events at the Museum

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.

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, all before it opens to the public.

45-minute tours from 9.00-9.45

Adult £25, child £17, Member £22.50

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.

Rocket in the Road

From 15 to 16 October the UK Space Agency will display a 72ft life-size replica of the rocket involved in the UK's first satellite launch.

Visit the replica on Exhibition Road and take part in free space-themed activities for all ages.

15 & 16 October

Free.

New Year's Eve

Are you ready to bring in 2023 in the wildest way possible? After years of dampened celebrations, get ready for a raucous evening you won't forget.

31 December 20.00-1.30

Adult: £99 Member: £89.10

Halloween

Explore the Museum after hours this Halloween and experience the galleries after darkness has fallen.

31 October 19.00-22.30

Adult: £37 - £52
Member: £33.30 - £46.80

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

Jurassic Encounters: Half-term animal show

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

24 & 26 October

Adult £8, Member £7.20, Family packages available. 

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.

Adult £15, Member £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

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.

Adult £35, Member £31.50 

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 £27, Member £24.30

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 £69, child £69, Member £62.10

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

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.