Monday 7 March 2016

Horniman Museum and Gardens - What's On in March 2016

Cook and the Kangaroo
Saturday 19 March to Sunday 5 June
See one of the first European paintings of an Australian animal ‘The Kongouro from New Holland’ by George Stubbs, alongside the Horniman’s taxidermy specimen of an Eastern Grey Kangaroo. This small display will explore Captain Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific.

Image: Detail from The Kongouro from New Holland by George Stubbs (c) National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Here, Now
Saturday 12 March to Monday 6 June
This collaborative photography exhibition illustrates individuals’ different experiences of migration to South East London. Read more about Here, Now.
Community Music Day
Sunday 20 March
A day of music performances showcasing talent from the local community including swing and folk concerts, a capella singing, gamelan workshops and storytelling. See the programme.
Horniman Easter Fair
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 March
10.30am – 4.30pm

Our annual Easter Fair returns with lots of fun for the family. Go on an Easter Egg trail, solve the riddle and collect a prize, find gifts in the arts and crafts markets, hop your way around the Gardens with the Easter Bunny and enjoy live music on Sunday.
Free entry
Easter Holidays 
Monday 28 March to Friday 8 April
Join us during the Easter holidays and discover the spring environment with our Nature Explorers events, enjoy an Eggstravaganza or Spring Rites Big Wednesday, go on storytelling tours and get creative in free art and craft sessions.

See all Easter holiday activities.
Dinosaurs: Monster Families
Until Sunday 30 October
Discover how dinosaurs looked after their eggs, nests and babies in this fascinating interactive exhibition for all the family featuring life-size skeleton casts, fossilised eggs and more.

Book in advance to avoid the queues during the holidays – or get unlimited entry by becoming aMember.
Elsewhere in London

Win tickets to Zootropolis at the BFI Imax
Sunday 13 March, 1pm
One person has the chance to win up to 5 tickets to the preview screening of Zootropolis at 1pm on Sunday 13 March at the BFI Imax, London. Zootropolis is Disney's new comedy-adventure animation about crime within a city of animals.

To be in with a chance to win, with the subject line: 'Zootropolis competition', by 10am on Thursday 10 March. T&Cs: The prize cannot be exchanged for cash or any other tickets.The screening takes place at the BFI Imax, London Waterloo on the stated date and time.

Sensational Butterflies
Thursday 24 March to Sunday 11 September
Natural History Museum, London

Experience the wonder of walking among hundreds of free-flying butterflies and moths in a tropical butterfly house. Intrepid explorers can come face to face with these brilliant creatures, spot the difference in their many colours and sizes and learn about the surprising life they lead.