The Micrarium

Grant Museum of Zoology , Fitzrovia Thursday April 11 2013 13:00 - 17:00
The Micrarium
© Grant Museum of Zoology
Why should the big beasts of the animal kingdom get all the attention? This new, permanent display gives nature's tiny things their moment in the spotlight. A former office has been converted into a back-lit 'cave' covered wall-to-wall with microscope slides showing miniscule specimens such as beetles sliced along their entire length – through head, legs, body, even antennae – and a whole squid, just a couple of millimetres long. Also look out for tiny pieces of giant animals – including whales, mammoths and giraffes.


Venue name: Grant Museum of Zoology
Address: Rockefeller Building, University College London
21 University St
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 1-5pm; closed Christmas/Easter period.
Transport: Tube: Euston/Goodge St