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 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 29 August

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?

16 August 18.45-22.30

Adult £35, Member £31.50 

Events at the Museum

Generation Hope

Join us for a week of free inspiring workshops, panels and talks created in partnership with young people. 

Age 16+

12-16 September

Free, tickets required for each event. 

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.

Various dates.

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?

16 August 18.45-22.30

Adult £35, Member £31.50 

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.

Adult £185, Member £166.50

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.

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

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

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

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

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 £30, child £20, Member £27

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 

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

Halloween

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

More details coming soon. 

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.

More details coming soon. 

Nature Live

Join the team for interactive talks featuring topical discussions with our scientists and cutting-edge research. Got a question? This is your chance to ask it.

Every Friday, 12.30-13.00. 

This event is included with your free Museum entry ticket.

Triceratops and the Ceratopsians

Triceratops is one of the most iconic and memorable of all the dinosaurs. 

Join Evolutionary Biologist Andy Knapp and Science Communicator Alastair Hendry to unravel the mystery of the Triceratops' frills.

12 August 2022

12.30-13.00

Super Sharks

Feared by some, sharks are among the most iconic inhabitants of our oceans

Join Curator of Fossil Fish Emma Bernard to discover how sharks have thrived on our planet for millions of years and how important they are to our oceans today.


19 August 2022

12.30-13.00

What Lives in the Deep?

The deep sea is an alien world full of weird and wonderful creatures.

But why are they so strange? Join the conversation with deep-sea biologist Lupita Bribiesca Contreras and science communicator Khalil Thirlaway.


19 August 2022

14.30-15.00

Lone Rangers of the Ocean

We tend to think of dolphins and whales as highly social animals, but a number of different species exhibit a solitary lifestyle.

Join Museum curator Richard Sabin in conversation with Liz Sandeman and Margaux Dodds founders of Marine Connection to discover the story of 'Danny' the bottlenose dolphin and other solitary cetaceans.

25 August 2022

12.30-13.00

Nocturnal Wanderings of a Bat Ecologist

Ever wondered what that rustle in the undergrowth was, or that dark shadow swooping past?

Put your nocturnal detective skills to the test and find out what creatures we share our urban environments with after dark.

2 September 2022

12.30-13.00

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.