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Nature in Focus: Butterflies
Nature in Focus: Butterflies
Wednesday 3 August

Join our Keeper of Natural History, Jo Hatton, for a closer look at butterflies. Find out how you can help to protect these distinctive and fragile insects, and go butterfly spotting in our Gardens.

Pond Dipping
Pond Dipping
Every Monday, Tuesdays and Friday from 25 July – 2 September

Try your hand at pond-dipping in the Horniman Nature Trail pond this summer. 

Everyone is welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult. We strongly recommend children should be aged 3+.

Nature Detective: Horniman Holiday Workshops
Nature Detective: Horniman Holiday Workshops
Wednesday, 10 August

Learn new Nature Explorer skills in our Gardens, Aquarium, Nature Trail and Wildlife Garden.

Take a mini-beast hunt, follow a trail, dissect owl pellets, go behind-the-scenes in our Aquarium and plant your own plant to take home.

Family Art Fun on Nature Trail
Family Art Fun on Nature Trail
Every Friday from 29 July – 2 September

Get crafty with a variety of activities inspired by our Nature Trail!

 
 
 
 
 

Your Pictures

Your Pictures

See the latest pictures from our visitors to the Horniman Nature Base Gallery. Do you have a picture you would like to upload?

Visit Nature Base

Visit Nature Base

Our Nature Base is an interactive family gallery where you can explore local wildlife. It is home to our honey bee colony, harvest mice and some furry friends that you can touch. Find out about all of the animals on display in our Nature Base in this section of the site.

Help our Wild Friends

Help our Wild Friends

We are running a wildlife survey from April 2010-April 2011. Help us collect information about six local species. Scientists need this information to make plans to protect our wildlife.

BatSense Game

BatSense Game

Fly through the city streets as a pipestrelle bat searching for food. How many insects can you catch? Avoid getting caught and try to get home safely to your roost.

 
 
 
 
 
Welcome to Nature Base your journey begins here!
Horniman Museum