Friday 2 February 2024

Horniman Museum and Gardens - What's on in February


A drawing of a feathered dinosaur next to the title 'Dinosaur Revolution' and the dates 10 February to 3 November 2024

Dinosaur rEvolution

Opens Saturday 10 February 2024

Which dino features are better – horns, spikes or quills? Did T-rex actually have feathers? And how did some dinosaurs survive extinction?

Visit the new Dinosaur rEvolution exhibition and discover what dinosaurs really looked like. The show, making its premiere in the UK, features large animatronic models, fossil skeleton and skull casts, illustrations by the acclaimed artist Luis V Rey, dress up, games, and more. 

Free for Members and Benefactors

Two girls looking at a large dinosaur model

Free exhibition entry

Horniman Members and Benefactors enjoy free and unlimited entry to Dinosaur rEvolution, as well as to our Aquarium and Butterfly House. 

Membership starts from just £40 and all fees directly support the ongoing care of our collections and Gardens. 

Family looking at large model of a dinosaur

Relaxed opening

Saturday 24 February

A special early morning viewing of Dinosaur rEvolution for neurodivergent families or families who need a quieter environment when visiting. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance.

February half term

Dinosaur clay craft

12-15 February 2024

Join Peckham ceramic studio Maison S. Sommet to create your very own clay dinosaur or fossil. Expert ceramicist instructors will guide your child in crafting with easy-to-mould air drying clay which can be taken home on the day.

Two taxidermy ravens presented as if in their natural habitat

Free Twitchers Trail

10-18 February 2024

Join birdwatching detectives the Twitchers and explore the beautiful birds in the Horniman. Collect your activity sheet, find the birds hidden across the Horniman and receive a Twitchers sticker! In partnership with Kids in Museums.

Illustration of slugs against a brick wall and the title Slug Life

Slug Life

16 February 2024

Slugs come in all shapes and sizes, and are more incredible than you could ever imagine.

Join author Moesha Kellaway for a storytelling session and get crafty making your very own slug hotel to take home.

茶, चाय, Tea (Chá, Chai, Tea)

Two prints featuring fists emerging from teacups

Free exhibition

Until 7 July 2024

What's in a cup of tea? Explore the enduring significance of tea, from its origins in China to its meaning for communities across the world today.

A man reading a panel about The Home of Tea

Cantonese tours

11 February 2024

Experience the exhibition with a guided tour in Cantonese. Led by Hongkongese milk tea barista and historian, Calvin Tatara.

A shop display of teas

Tea tasting

11 February 2024

Join Mei Leaf, tea curators and educators, for a free and casual tasting of ancient tree teas brewed in the Gong Fu style.

Natural History Gallery closes 4 March

A black and white view of the Natural History Gallery with the Walrus

There are just a few more weeks to say 'au revoir' to the walrus. The Natural History Gallery will close from 4 March 2024 so that it can be fully renovated and redisplayed as part of our Nature + Love project. It will reopen in 2026, with the walrus still in pride of place!

Elsewhere this month

CBeebies: Ocean Adventure
Southbank Centre
13 February 2024

This half term, join the BBC Symphony Orchestra, presenters Maddie Moate and Nigel Clarke plus CBeebies favourites, for a magical multi-media show featuring CBeebies theme tunes, orchestral treats, live action film, animation and a few surprises along the way! 

Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Until 4 February 2024

Let your mind be illuminated by Paul Cocksedge’s stunning installation against the dramatic backdrop of the Painted Hall. Coalescence is made from over 2,500 pieces of coal – equivalent to the amount of fuel it takes to light a single 200W bulb in a year.