Members’ Meet the Marine Reptiles

Members and Benefactors are invited to join us for an exclusive interactive talk in the Horniman’s Natural History Gallery with palaeontologist Dr Emma Nicholls.

Come and meet a baby ichthyosaur and discover the stories behind Horniman’s mysterious marine reptiles. Members can get up close to some real fossils including some from the stores.

Join palaeontologist and Senior Curator of Natural Sciences, Dr Emma Nicholls for an exciting journey of discovery. Emma was part of the team who excavated the Rutland ichthyosaur. This skeleton is the largest, near-complete, marine reptile ever found in Britain. You may have seen it on the BBC Two programme Digging for Britain in January 2022.

Booking information

This event is for Members and Benefactors only. Please make sure you bring your membership card with you on the day, along with a copy of your ticket.

Most suitable for children aged 5-10 years but all are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult. All adults and participating children require a ticket. Any younger children in attendance who will not be taking part do not require a ticket but please email in advance to book them in.

This event is wheelchair and pram accessible. Please also let us know if you have any additional requirements ahead of time.

If you are unable to make the event, please advise us in advance.

Please wait outside the Museum’s Main Entrance from 9.15am for a 9.30am start in the Natural History Gallery.

Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.