What's on

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

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.

Open now

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

Opening soon

Birds: Brilliant and Bizarre

Unravel the epic story of birds, from surviving a mass extinction event to inhabiting every continent on Earth. Discover the secrets to their success and their surprising and often shocking tactics for survival.

New exhibition opens 24 May

Free events

Women in Science Tour

Take a guided tour of the first floor Hintze Hall balconies and the Minerals gallery, and hear the gripping histories of several women scientists across history including some who've worked at the Museum. Plus learn more about our displays and cutting-edge science.

Various dates and times

Free, tickets recommended

Women in Science Tour: Space

Discover the fascinating work of women scientists who have focused on space, meteorites and planetary materials. Encounter numerous treasures such as meteorites and learn more our cutting-edge science.

Various dates and times

Free, tickets recommended

Women in Science Tour: Palaeontology

Discover the fascinating work of female palaeontologists, where you'll encounter numerous treasures and develop your understanding of fossils and ancient life.

Various dates and times

Free, walk-ups accepted subject to capacity

Women in Science Tour: Fashion

Join us to explore the relationship between fashion and the natural world and discover the female scientists and activists whose work has shaped our understanding.

Various dates and times

Free

Women in Science Tour: Women of Colour

Come and hear about wonderful female scientists of colour. Learn about their inspirational work and how they contributed to our understanding of life on Earth and beyond.

Various dates and times

Free, walk-ups accepted subject to capacity

Quieter visits

Accessible Morning Visits to Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Experience breathtaking photography at one of our relaxed early morning sessions, designed specifically for our disabled and neurodiverse visitors.

10.00-11.00 every other Wednesday and Saturday

Disabled adult: £12.00-£14.00
Disabled chid: £7.25-£8.50
Companion ticket: Free

Dawnosaurs: Relaxed Morning Visit

Enjoy an early morning visit free from the hustle and bustle of the public. With access to a wide range of galleries and activities, supported by experienced, autism-aware facilitators.

Various dates

08.00-10.00

Free, tickets required

Guided tours

Secrets of the Natural History Museum Tour

Adorned with imposing gargoyles, intricate carvings and high, decorative ceilings. Join us for a special tour as we look at the fascinating stories hidden within the architecture of our iconic building.

Various dates and times

Adult: £15, Members: £12
Child: £12, Members: £9.60

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Tour

Discover powerful photography. Get behind the lens of some of the world's best wildlife photographers with this new tour.

Various dates

09.00-09.45

Adult: £30, Members: £15
Child: £24, Members: £12

Ticket price includes exhibition entry.

Museum Highlights Tour

Join us for an hour-long tour of our most iconic specimens, from the world’s most complete fossil stegosaur, to the largest blue topaz gemstone of its kind and an infamous gorilla, don’t miss your chance to get to know our best of the best. 

Various dates and times

Adult: £15, Members: £12
Child: £12, Members: £9.60

Science of the Natural History Museum Tour

We care about protecting the planet and encouraging others to do the same. Join us on this tour to discover the work we do, from advocacy and outreach to identifying new species and protecting the collections we care for.

Various dates and times 

Adult: £20, Members: £16
Child: £16, Members: £12.80

Out of Hours Dino Tours

Journey through time and get up close and personal with all the main characters in our world-famous Dinosaurs gallery before it opens to the public on one of our special guided tours.

Various dates

09.00-10.00

Adult: £25, Members: £22.50
Child: £17, Members: £15.30

Behind the Scenes Tour: Spirit Collection

Go behind the scenes for a look at our fascinating zoology collection preserved in spirit. You'll encounter numerous treasures hidden among the 22 million animal specimens housed here. 

Various dates and times

Adult: £25, Child: £25, Members: £20

Deaf-led Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Spirit Collection

Join John Wilson behind the scenes for a British Sign Language deaf-led tour around our fascinating spirit collection. You'll find many gems among the 22 million animal specimens.

24 February, 12.00-13.00

23 March, 16.00-17.00

Adult: £25, Child: £25, Members: £20

Paid events

Adventure Babies

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

Various dates and times

£20 for an adult-child duo

Naturally Curious

Learn about cutting-edge scientific research from our leading experts with a new series of on-demand courses designed for anyone interested in the natural world, regardless of skill level. 

Each course is available for £49.99

Yoga at the Museum

Find your zen at the Museum with a unique series of invigorating yoga classes for a variety of experience levels hosted in collaboration with East of Eden.

Various dates

08.00-09.15

Adult: £35
Members: £31.50 

Tai Chi

Discover the ancient Chinese martial arts practice of Tai Chi underneath Hope our blue whale and de-stress, connect with nature and improve your balance.

Summer 2024 dates coming in spring

08.00-09.15

Adult: £25
Members: £22.50

Silent Disco

Make waves on the dance floor and curate the soundtrack to your night. Choose your side as three DJs do battle over separate wireless channels, playing the very best of new and old.

Various dates

22.00-01.00

Adult: £35
Members: £31.50

T. Rex show with Teach Rex

Calling all dinosaur fans! Join us at our T. Rex show with Teach Rex. They use life-like dinosaurs to perform their show about the anatomy and life of Tyrannosaurus rex, one the most amazing creatures to have roamed our planet.

Various dates and times

Adult: £12 Child: £12 
Members: £10.80

Crochet at the Museum with TOFT

Crochet a special edition Natural History Museum creation at our TOFT crochet workshop, with TOFT’s pure wool, ergonomic tools and expert instruction.

Friday 29 March

18.45-21.30

Adult: £60, Members: £54

Dig Deeper

Delve into our pioneering projects and find out more about our collections as we celebrate and showcase the world-leading scientific research we carry out here at the Museum.

Tuesday 30 April

18.30-20.00  

Onsite
Members: £15, Non-Members: £25
Online
Members and Supporters: Free, Non-Members: £5

Botanical Tin Embossing Workshop

Embark on a journey through lush botanical wonders with artist Megan Fatharly and discover the art of tin embossing while drawing inspiration from nature’s intricate beauty. 

15 and 16 May

11.00-13.30 and 14.30-17.00

Adult: £60, Members: £54

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: £80, Child: £80, Members: £72

Over 18s

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: £220, Members: £198

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.