Tuesday 14 March 2017

Natural History Museum - Spring is just around the corner

Celebrate spring at the Museum
The Art of British Natural History - exhibition now open
The Art of British Natural History - display now open
Enjoy fascinating images of British wildlife in our latest free display in the Images of Nature gallery.

Featuring original illustrations from the Museum Library's artwork collection, some of which have never been on public view before, the display will show a new selection of images every four months.

Free admission
Until July 2018
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Sensational Butterflies
Sensational Butterflies coming soon
Spring is truly here with the return of our popular butterfly house. Enjoy a family day out and come face-to-face with hundreds of live butterflies.

Opens 31 March
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Wind composition © Valder Binotto
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Be inspired by stories of conservation and incredible images taken by some of the world’s best wildlife photographers. Associate sponsor DONG Energy.

Online booking recommended
Until 10 September
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March Lates
March Lates
Explore how and why animals feast in this month’s Lates. Chat with scientists, go on a tour, visit Wildlife Photographer or the Year and relax with food and drink.

31 March, 18.00-22.00
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After-school Club for Grown-ups
After-school Club for Grown-ups
Tickets have been released for our next sell-out event with Time Out. Enjoy a night of retro fun and games, ending with a silent disco.  

21 April, 19.00-1.00
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Coral reefs
Coral Reefs: Paradise Lost?
Join us for a free half-hour talk from a Museum scientist to mark WWF's Earth Hour, the world's largest climate change demonstration. Find out what has been causing the loss of our corals and how this is affecting life on the reef.

25 March, 12.30 and 14.30
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We're doing some spring cleaning
A whale of a time capsule
Our central space is now closed for a spectacular redevelopment until mid-summer 2017. It will reopen with a blue whale skeleton suspended from the ceiling in a dynamic diving pose.

Our conservation team has been hard at work cleaning and preparing the whale specimen for re-display. Watch the film to discover how crumpled newspapers have turned the skeleton into an historical treasure trove.
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