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Watch the Museum come alive with the return of our popular live butterfly exhibition. Visit it to find out about one of nature’s most fascinating life cycles, see hungry caterpillars hatch before your eyes and experience hundreds of tropical butterflies and moths fluttering above your head. Opens 29 March
Sharksucker fish use sucking discs on the tops of their heads to attach themselves to large sea animals. The eight species of sharksucker are the only fish with this unique structure. It was thought that the disc was a modified dorsal fin and now scientists, including Museum scientist and fish expert Dr Ralf Britz, have uncovered the evidence to prove it.
A long-time fan of the Museum, Sir David Attenborough has often highlighted the important role museums play in tackling the big questions facing the natural world. Of our latest exhibition Extinction: Not the End of the World? he said: 'It is not only about the past but it's about the future, and the future of course is in our hands.' Come along to find out more. Until 8 September
To celebrate Climate Week (4–10 March), pick up a Climate Quest card and complete four or more challenges for a chance to win a Museum goody bag.
Find out more about climate change at a free climate–themed Nature Live talk: 7 March at 14.30 – Big Changes in the Big Smoke? 8 March at 14.30 – Dustbusters: Uncovering Earth’s Climate 9 March at 14.30 – Britain: An Ever-Changing Island
The stunning diversity of India’s flora and fauna is captured in the a new display of art in the Images of Nature gallery.
Many of the artworks in this collection were created or commissioned by employees of the British East India Company. Visit the gallery to gain an insight into how the scientific classification of nature helped the company achieve its commercial success. Free
Are you a keen cyclist with a love of the Museum? If the answer is yes, you could follow in the tracks of cycling greats by taking part in RideLondon 100.
On Sunday 4 August, 20,000 cyclists will take to the streets for a 100-mile cycle challenge that takes in the iconic sights of London and the picturesque Surrey hills in a modified version of the 2012 Olympic Road Race.
The ballot for RideLondon has now closed, but we have 15 charity places, so take on a challenge for 2013 and ride for us to raise money for our vital scientific work.
Enjoy mammoth cuddles with this soft toy version of the prehistoric proboscidean.
Though the woolly mammoth lived in biting sub-zero temperatures, our version has been carefully adapted for safe, indoor cuddling. At about 30cm tall and 45cm long, and covered in lovely soft faux-fur, it makes a great gift for young Ice Age enthusiasts.
Amazon Adventure: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches Head to the Horniman for a fun family trip along the Amazon, the world’s most biologically diverse river. Feel the simulated zap of an electric eel, meet live stingrays and learn about hungry piranhas and the environmental dangers facing the Amazon. Until 24 November 2013
8 March – 14 July FREEThis month don't miss our new photography exhibition at the Museum of London, tracing Sir Michael Caine's life from cockney rebel, through to Hollywood legend. We're showing a selection of never-before-exhibited photographs, plus film and audio from some of his best-loved movies. > Find out more
Caine on Screen
Educating Rita? Alfie? Get Carter? Vote for your favourite Michael Caine film online and see the top four films for free at Museum of London monthly screenings. Voters will be given the chance to win a copy of Sir Michael Caine's autobiography plus a Museum of London goody-bag worth up to £50. > Vote now!
Pay What You Can Day!
Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men Until Sunday 14 April Make sure you catch our latest exhibition, unearthing the murky practices of 19th century surgeons and London bodysnatchers as it enters its final weeks. Plus, this weekend we have the second of our Skint Saturdays, where you can pay whatever you like. After the phenomenal success of the last one, call our box office on 020 7001 9844 to ensure you get a ticket! > Find out more and book tickets
The Nine Muses Sunday 17 March, 2-4pm FREE but booking advised The second in our Border Series, this beautiful film by John Akomfrah is part documentary and part personal essay – contemplating the experience of migration to post-war Britain. Chaired and with discussions from Goldsmiths Cultural Institute. > Call 020 7001 9844 to book your place
Dissected lecture series
Delve deeper into Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men and visit a selection of London’s most remarkable medical museums and venues at the same time, including the Old Operating Theatre Museum, the Huntarian Museum and St Bartholomew’s Hospital Pathology Museum. > Find out more
Saturday 30 March, 11am – 4pm Book in advance £15 Create stop motion films using iPads in this new one day workshop, designed for those aged 13-17. Participants will have the unique opportunity to incorporate objects from the museum's collections into their animations, as well as watch a screening of them at the end of the day.> Find out more and book
Easter holidays for kids
Easter bank holiday FREE, just turn up! Learn about pirates, Romans, and much more this Easter! At the Museum of London, discover how Londoners have made things from Roman times to the present, and over at the Museum of London Docklands, hear the truth about life in the old port of London and on the high seas. > Find out more
Navigating London with Will Self Saturday 23 March, 7-8pm Book in advance £8 (concs £5, Friends and Memory Network Members FREE) Will Self discusses his participation in a project run by the Memory Network on the extraordinary effects that learning The Knowledge – the memorisation of London’s streets undertaken by black cab drivers – has on the human brain. With Hugo Spiers and Sebastian Groes. > Find out more and book tickets
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Connect 10: Museums at Night 2013 We're competing with three other venues to host an evening event with Turner Prize nominated artists Jake and Dinos Chapman. Help us win a subversive treasure hunt through our archaeological archive, with soot-covered bricks from the Great Fire and wax tablets burnt during Boudicca’s revolt. > Vote now!
Throughout March FREE, just turn up! This March, the Museum of London is heading to Bromley to explore its Roman history. Join us at a series of events throughout the borough, where you can take a close look at objects dug up at the Roman villa at Keston. > Find out more
Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum 28 March – 29 September,British Museum AD 79. In just 24 hours, two cities in the Bay of Naples in southern Italy were buried by a catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Preserved under ash, their rediscovery nearly 1,700 years later provided an unparalleled glimpse into the daily life of the Roman Empire. > Find out more
Underground London: Uncovering the Cemeteries of London 5 March, Bishopsgate Institute Catharine Arnold is Uncovering the Cemeteries of London at Bishopsgate Institute, including Abney Park, Highgate and Kensal Green, to create a fascinating account of the Victorian’s attitude to death. > Find out more
Gems of London Discover the hidden delights of the city with this new location-based app, which uncovers London's hidden gems - whether a cafe sitting astride the remains of a medieval monastery, the pub which gave prisoners a final beer on their way to be executed or the scattered remains of the old London Bridge. > Find out more and download from iTunes
Travelling to the Museum of London in a small group? You can save money with South West Trains GroupSave discount - 3 or 4 people travel together off-peak only 2 pay. You can add up to 4 accompanying children for just £1 each! > Find out more