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 […]
With cabinets full of (not so alive) life models from across the animal kingdom in some remarkable poses we invite you to join us for a lively evening of drawing. Whether you’re a beginner or more experienced our sessions are led by a Museum artist to give you insight and confidence in a wide range […]
Fancy something a little bit different this weekend? Come visit the Grant Museum of Zoology for our special late opening Under the Skin Taxidermy Late. The evening will feature live taxidermy by ethical taxidermist Jazmine Miles-Long and an exclusive viewing of the film short Walter Potter: The Man Who Married Kittens. Our pop-up bar will […]
Deep in the rainforests, there is a bird call which mimics a chainsaw… or is there? James Doyle investigates the truth about the legendary Lyrebird.
Take a closer look at some strange creatures with our seminar study day and find out more about how art has been used to communicate unknown animals to the world.
Big Nature Day is the Museum’s annual celebration of the variety of nature, in recognition of the UN International Day of Biological Diversity.
Come visit the Grant Musuem of Zoology for a very special late opening of the new Strange Creatures: the art of unknown animal exhibition. Join us for an evening of art, performance, games and live taxidermy over a glass of wine or beer to take another look at the natural world.
Join us for an exclusive evening exploring the past, present and future of this iconic Museum.
The sight of a little warbler feeding an enormous cuckoo chick has astonished observers since ancient times. It was once thought that cuckoos were unable to raise their own young because of defective anatomy and behaviour, and so other birds were only too delighted to help them. This quaint view was overturned by Darwin, who suggested that the cuckoos’ parasitic habits were advantageous and that their host species were tricked.
Over the last 50 years, an increasing number of wild animal translocations have been undertaken for conservation purposes. This two-day symposium will review the impact of disease on species restoration through translocation, and consider lessons learned to guide effective planning and implementation of future translocation projects.
Former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion considers the seahorse – a creature with a rich mythical history, whose existence is beautiful, mysterious, and yet precarious. The event will also feature a ZSL aquarist talking about seahorse habits and husbandry and a ZSL conservationist working on Project Seahorse supporting species and marine habitats worldwide.
Get stuck in at this free hands-on activity by sieving through our sediment that dates from a time over 50 million years ago, a time when London was underwater and patrolled by sharks and rays.
The team behind Science ShowOff presents a very special edition of their anarchic open mic night at the Grant Museum, Animal ShowOff.
In celebration of Mother’s Day, the Natural History Museum is hosting an exclusive evening to explore the trials, tribulations and wonders of parenting in the natural world.
Join us for an exclusive Valentine’s-themed night at the Museum. Our scientists will reveal the little-known love-lives of the natural world, from fish perfume trails to date-drugging insects.
Creepy crawlies, bugs, pests, call them what you like but this half-term we will be celebrating the wonderful world of invertebrates. Join us to take part in our fun hands-on specimen based activities with our incredible invertebrates and get inventive with designing your own insect.
Join the Drawing Life workshops and find out how the act of drawing can unlock the complex relationships at work in nature.
Anthropogenic environmental changes, such as global land use and land cover change, driven by rapid human population growth and increasing demand for agricultural and forest products, are impacting the balance of the Earth system. This meeting will highlight the causes of land use and land cover change, investigate the impacts on biodiversity loss, ecosystem functioning and ecosystem services, and explore how non-market and public benefits, including wildlife conservation, can be incorporated into land-use planning.
We have rifled through our drawers and searched through our cabinets to bring out some of our most amazing animals for our family hands-on specimen based activities.
In the Museum we have amazing and beautiful animals on display but some have to be seen to be believed like the quagga, a not very stripy zebra, or the duck billed platypus. Come along and be inspired by the natural world to create your own animal artwork in our Imaginary Menagerie with a Museum artist.
This picture is of a family of penguins living on Magdelena Island, just off the coast of Southern Chile. The new members of a 65,000 strong colony, seen above, initially weigh 100g each. But, in this image they are approximately 6 weeks old and are beginning to leave the nest for short periods. After only 8 weeks they will […]