Friday 2 February 2018

Horniman Museum and Gardens - What's On for Families in February

View of the front of the Horniman's historic buildings and the Clocktower on London Road

The Horniman has just been hailed as one of the ‘ten coolest museums in the world’ by the New York Times. You will have known this for a while, but do you know about Horniman Benefactors, our closest club of supporters? What could be cooler than weird and wonderful experiences for you and your family, late night exhibition previews or special access behind-the-scenes hosted by our natural history, world cultures or music experts? All of this whilst knowing that your support is enabling our work with some of south London’s most disadvantaged or vulnerable children and communities.

Find out more about becoming a Benefactor today.
Carnival dancers
Colour: The Rainbow Revealed
Opens 10 February

Explore the endless ways in which colour shapes our world in this award-winning exhibition. Full of family-friendly displays and interactive games, discover how colour is made, create your own masterpiece using an art machine, see through the eyes of different animals and find out which colour foods tempt your taste buds.

Book now
Free for Members and Benefactors
Carnival dancers
February Half Term
10-18 February

There are lots of fun activities at the Horniman throughout February half term.

Join in a Brazilian-inspired Carnival Drumming Workshop, or dance like you’re partying through the streets of Brazil in a Carnival Dance Workshop.

You can also enjoy free craft activities, opportunities to handle museum objects and a day of performances at Big Wednesday on 14 February.

Please visit the website for all half term details.

Book in advance for Carnival Drumming or Carnival Dance workshop
Tickets: £5 per person
Musician Taro Takeuchi
Hear it Live!
Tuesday 27 February, 3.30-4pm

Internationally acclaimed early guitar player and lutenist Taro Takeuchi performs music on stringed instruments similar to those on display in our Music Gallery.

Acropora valida coral reef species
International Year of the Reef

Throughout 2018 the Horniman will be celebrating the International Year of the Reef with a programme of displays and special events. These will showcase the beauty and diversity of coral reefs around the world and highlight their value to the species that depend on them.

The Horniman Aquarium has been leading on pioneering coral reproductive research as part of Project Coral, and is the first institution globally to purposefully reproduce broadcast coral in captivity.

Find out more about International Year of the Reef and Project Coral on our website.
Members enjoy free entry to the Aquarium.
Gift membership graphic
Horniman Membership

Become a Horniman Member and enjoy a year of unlimited free entry to the Aquarium, Butterfly House and temporary exhibitions, invitations to exclusive events and a 10% discount in the Gift Shop.

Your support will also help us to continue to care for our collections and Gardens for visitors to enjoy now and in the future.

To find out more, visit our website or contact the Members' Office on:
020 8291 8169
Coloured drawing of a Kingfisher by artist Jackie Morris
Elsewhere in London

The Lost Words
Foundling Museum
Until Sunday 6 May
Explore the original illustrations and poems from the award-winning book The Lost Words: A Spell Book in this magical exhibition for all the family. Discover Britain’s hidden wildlife and reignite your imagination in this joyful celebration of the natural world.  
A child enjoying Adventures in Peter Pan's Neverland
Adventures in Peter Pan's Neverland
Museum of London Docklands
From Saturday 24 February

The Museum of London Docklands is transforming into the magical world of Neverland for two weekends beginning 24 February. Meet characters from Peter Pan’s world in the galleries, take part in interactive activities and then enjoy a film screening. Just watch out for crocodiles!