2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Nearly 50,000 entries from 95 countries were considered for this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year award. The prestigious prize, now in its 52nd year, was given to American photographer Tim Laman at a ceremony in London’s Natural History Museum last night, for his picture Entwined lives. The photograph, which he took remotely using a […]

Natural History Museum Lates: Party animals

Find out what it takes to party like an animal at this month’s Lates. Relax with food and drink, wander the Museum’s galleries after hours and delve deeper by booking an activity with experts. Events this month include: discovering the party tricks of the animal kingdom, working with a mixologist to take a closer look at intoxication in […]

One Eye on the Past

The evolution of the eye had a profound effect on the course of animal life. Unfortunately, the soft delicate tissues of the eye rarely ever fossilise, making it difficult for scientists to build a clear picture of the evolution of vision in long-extinct animals. Join a Museum scientist to explore the beautiful and ancient trilobite […]

Natural History Museum Lates: Seduction and Sexuality

Seduction and sexuality: what do you know about animal attraction and sexual identity in the natural world? This month’s Lates takes place in collaboration with Pride in London. Discover the secret sexuality of the natural world with talks, drop-in activities, comedy, science stations and a bar. Panel discussion: Basic Instincts When it comes to sex, […]

Crime Scene Live

Suit up and solve a crime. Become a crime scene investigator for the night and work with the Natural History Museum’s scientists to solve a murder mystery. Gather and analyse evidence to establish when, where and how the victim died. Trawl through our evidence room and piece together the clues using case files, images, recordings […]

Natural History Museum Lates: Butterfly Ball

The Museum comes alive after dark: explore the galleries, enjoy special events and late-night access to our exhibitions, galleries and shops at Lates, on the last Friday of the month. This month has a butterfly theme: make your own antennae, enjoy butterfly related comedy with Wunderkammer, see butterfly and moth wings through an electron microscope and […]

Lates at the Natural History Museum

This month the Lates is themed around ‘nature at its most extreme.’ Highlights include: Museum scientist Richard Sabin taking you on a gallery tour of the largest and toughest mammals in the world. A comedic take on the extremes of nature with the improvised theatre of The Wunderkammer, and hear from Museum experts. Chili peppers: Turning […]

Crime Scene Live

Suit up and solve a crime. Become a crime scene investigator for the night and work with the Natural History Museum’s scientists to solve a murder mystery. Gather and analyse evidence to establish when, where and how the victim died. Trawl through our evidence room and piece together the clues using case files, images, recordings […]

Natural History Museum: After-School Club for Grown-Ups

Channel your inner child at an event that will take you back to your formative years. Explore the Museum after hours, take part in games and learn about the natural world. Activities will include a torch-lit trail of Museum galleries, a dinosaur T-shirt making class and a treasure hunt. The Silent School Disco is the […]

Natural History Museum Lates

Step into the world of dinosaurs at March Lates. Uncover the secrets of the Mesozoic Era, with a little help from your friends and Museum experts. What’s on at Lates? The Natural History Museum comes to life after dark. Play a game of dino guess who, encounter real specimens, do your own interactive science experiments, […]

Natural History Museum Lates: Space

The Natural History Museum comes to life after dark. Night owls can explore our galleries, exhibitions and shops after hours, and enjoy expert-led talks and events at Lates. Events at January Lates include: Space Films – Science vs Fiction Space Odyssey Silent Tour: Meteorites Members’ Silent Tour: Meteorites  

Art Meets Science Library Tour

With more than one million items, some of which date back to the fifteenth century, the Museum’s Earth Sciences Library is considered one of the world’s greatest natural history collections. This tour will bring the BBC Radio 4 series Natural Histories to life, with library experts explaining how art and science have transformed our understanding […]

BBC R4 Natural Histories- The Big Story

The Big Story brings Radio 4’s Natural Histories series to life on stage, re-imagining the popular BBC programme live in the Museum’s iconic Hintze Hall. Natural Histories has explored 25 different species and specimens across as many episodes, investigating the profound impact nature has had on Earth’s history. Join the Natural History Museum and their special guests – […]

Art Meets Science Library Tour

With more than one million items, some of which date back to the fifteenth century, the Museum’s Earth Sciences Library is considered one of the world’s greatest natural history collections. This tour will bring the BBC Radio 4 series Natural Histories to life, with library experts explaining how art and science have transformed our understanding […]

Art Meets Science Library Tour

With more than one million items, some of which date back to the fifteenth century, the Museum’s Earth Sciences Library is considered one of the world’s greatest natural history collections. This tour will bring the BBC Radio 4 series Natural Histories to life, with library experts explaining how art and science have transformed our understanding […]

Dino Snores for Grown-ups

Visit the Natural History Museum’s exhibitions and galleries, talk with their scientists, then bed down in the iconic Hintze Hall or watch an all-night movie marathon.

The Digital Dinosaur

Discover how cutting-edge scientific techniques such as laser scanning are helping Museum scientists study the 150 million year old stegosaurus.

Wildlife photos of the year

The Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is currently running at the Natural History Museum. It showcases the very best images of the natural world in an amazing backlit cinematic display. The 100 award winning images on show have been selected from 1000’s of international entries. Winning pictures are chosen above all for […]

The Cosmos Past and Present

Estimated at 93 billion light years in diameter, the cosmos is everything we see when we tilt our attention to the night sky and much more. The history of measuring and theorising on space is the subject of an exhibition Cosmos and Culture currently showing at the Science Museum, London. The cosmos was also the […]

Back from Borneo

The Natural History Museum hosts Nature Live events most afternoons in the Darwin Centre and at a recent Nature Live, rainforest researcher Dan Carpenter talked about his work in the rainforests of Borneo. I, Science’s Graihagh Jackson caught up with him and asked about the biodiversity hotspot that’s home to the orangutan.    

Eaten Alive in Borneo: Natural History museum live

Natural History Museum event proves that, when it comes to bugs, Elvis ain’t dead. It will come as no big surprise that the Natural History Museum has all manner of exhibitions, events and activities to keep you entertained for hours. But despite frequent visits – I’m a sucker for the animatronic T-Rex – this week […]

At it like rabbits. Or lions. Or bats.

Something about animals having sex is inherently hilarious. Having done a biology degree, I know quite a lot about the sex lives of various animals – their courting rituals, how often they do it, and how many partners they do it with. That kind of knowledge is pretty important when studying the evolutionary origins of […]