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 […]

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 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