Grant Museum of Zoology

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  • Address:

    Grant Museum of Zoology Rockefeller Building, University College London
    21 University St
    London
    WC1E 6DE

  • Venue phone:

    020 3108 2052

  • Venue website:

    www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/zoology

  • Opening hours:

    Mon-Sat 1-5pm; closed Christmas/Easter period.

  • Transport:

    Tube: Euston/Goodge St

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Grant Museum After Hours

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The museum of zoology allows over-18s to encounter its many curious creatures and specimens after hours at these late-opening events. Each takes a new theme, with specimen labels adapted accordingly. Booking is not required, and tickets include a glass...

Grant Museum After Hours

Incredible Invertebrates

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Creepy crawlies, bugs and pests come under the microscope at the wonderful Grant Museum this half term. Children can examine scorpions, octopi and sea mice in a range of hands-on specimen-based activities, and then design their own insect. This drop-in...

Incredible Invertebrates
  1. Mon Feb 16 – Sat Feb 21
  2. Grant Museum of Zoology
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Show’n’Tell: Reptiles of the Seychelles

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For this series of events, the Museum have invited PhD students carrying out research at UCL to pick just one object from the 68,000 strong collection and then present everything they know about it during an informal lunchtime talk. Simon Maddock is the...

Strange Creatures: The Art of Unknown Animals

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When intrepid explorers set out on international adventures and discovered animal species which were completely alien to their society, the only way of explaining them to the wider world was through art and description. Nowadays we have more impressive...

Strange Creatures: The Art of Unknown Animals
  1. Mon Mar 16 – Sat Jun 27
  2. Grant Museum of Zoology
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The Grant Museum After Hours: The Living Library

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UCL researchers will be transformed into walking, talking 'living library books' at this late-night opening for those looking to learn more about natural history and the museum's collection. Borrow the breathing books using a special library card and...

The Grant Museum After Hours: The Living Library

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Amazing collection of specimens, enough to appeal to all ages and levels of curiosity. My favourite is the jar of moles, but the inclusion of someone's cloned pet and the opportunity to dig for millions of years old fossilised sharks teeth have kept me going back. There are rare screenings, bizarre talks and enthusiast fuelled exhibitions. Get on the mailing list and explore some of the quirkier sides of London's Natural History treasures.