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Exciting events for your diary

Unmissable events

From our after hours programme to exhibition special events, we’ve an exciting range of activities in store.

Check out all our forthcoming events and exhibitions below.

Browse events by day in the event calendar


After hours opening
28 November 2014

Visit the Museum by night. Enjoy our exhibitions, galleries, delicious food and drink and enjoy live music in Hintze Hall (formerly the Central Hall). More about Lates

The Bigger Picture: Animal Selfies

After hours discussion
28 November 2014

Join experts to discuss how advances in remote or motion-activated cameras have got animals joining in the selfie craze. More about The Bigger Picture

Night Safari - Endangered

Expert-led talks
9 December 2014

Learn how scientific research can help preserve the endangered natural world at a trio of talks by Museum scientists. More about Endangered

Science as Revolution

Annual Science Lecture
11 December 2014

Join President of the Royal Society, Sir Paul Nurse, as he discusses the case for science being considered the most revolutionary activity of humankind. More about the Annual Science Lecture

Masterclass: Primate Photography with Anup Shah

After hours discussion
27 January 2015

Discover the characterful chimpanzees of Tanzania's Gombe Stream National Park through the lens of Anup Shah. More about the Masterclass

Crime Scene Live

Interactive forensics event
6 February 2015

Try your skills as a crime scene officer and solve a murder mystery at this unique event. More about Crime Scene Live

Dino Snores

Sleepover event for kids
21 February 2015

Find out what the dinosaurs get up to after dark and enjoy lots of fun activities at our Hintze Hall (formerly the Central Hall) sleepover. More about Dino Snores

The Bigger Picture: Faking It

After hours discussion
27 February 2015

Has technology taken the skill out of photography? Join the debate about digital editing with industry experts. More about Faking It

Coming in 2015

Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea
Exhibition, opens March 2015

Plunge into spectacular seascapes and explore the richness of life beneath the waves in the Museum’s exciting exhibition opening next year. In partnership with the Catlin Group Limited, who sponsor the Catlin Seaview Survey project.