Festival of BrasilHorniman Museum and Gardens, 3 July – 4 September

Immerse yourself in Brazilian culture this summer with a season of unique events and exhibitions. We’ve collaborated with Brazilian artists and communities to bring you a snapshot of contemporary Brazilian art and culture inspired by their everyday lives and neighbourhoods.

Experience installations, new dance performances and specially commissioned street art both at the Horniman and throughout our Forest Hill neighbourhood as well as fascinating photography displays, outdoor concerts and festivals. Be part of our digital conversations on social media and get involved in dancing, making art or music at our events. See website for all events.

Big Wednesdays: The Big Butterfly Count, Wednesday 27 July, 11am – 3.30pm

Join us for a day celebrating beautiful butterflies! Take part in the Big Butterfly Count with bug expert Richard Jones, meet Mr Horniman as he takes you on a tour of his gardens and make some butterfly art and craft. Free. Everyone welcome.

Regular Events

Horniman Farmers’ Market, every Saturday, 9am – 1.30pm

A locally sourced, locally sold farmers’ market selling vegetables, meat, bread, flowers, hot food and much more in our glorious Gardens.
 Free entry. 

Art Makers, every Saturday, 1.30pm & 2.45pm

Have fun with different art techniques to create something fabulous to take home inspired by the Horniman’s collections or seasonal celebrations. Different themes each week, please check the website.

Tickets: £3 Child. For families with children aged 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Busy Bees, every Tuesday and Wednesday: 13 to 28 September
10.30am, 11.15am, 12pm

Lively sessions for under-5s and their parents/carers during term-time. Activities include storytelling, art and craft and outdoor play.

Free. Collect tickets from the Ticket Desk area or Pavilion on the day. Please note: these sessions are not suitable for nursery school groups.

Horniman Explorers, Saturdays, 11.45am and 1pm; Sundays, 11am – 12.30pm

Discover the collections that make the Horniman special. Explore and touch things from African masks to sharks jaws in our Hands on Base. See our website for more details. Free

Exhibitions and Displays 


Dinosaurs: Monster Families, until Sunday 30 October

Discover the fascinating world of dinosaurs and their young in this family-focused interactive exhibition. Dinosaurs: Monster Families shows how dinosaurs looked after their eggs, nests and babies. Meet ‘Baby Louie’, a cast of the nearly-complete skeleton of a dinosaur hatchling; dig in the discovery pit; touch a real dinosaur leg bone and come face-to-face with T-Rex’s relative – a life-size Tarbosaurus skeleton cast. Have fun at the interactive exploration stations, and enjoy an exciting programme of dinosaur-themed events and activities to complement the exhibition.

Alongside bird and crocodile specimens from the Horniman’s collection, visitors can also see a cast of an extinct Elephant Bird egg, one of which was famously found by Horniman patron Sir David Attenborough in Madagascar in 1960.

Ticket prices: Child £4.40; Adult £7.70: Family (2 adults, 2 children) £18.70. Prices include 10% voluntary Gift Aid donation. See www.horniman.ac.uk/dinosaurs for more information. Horniman Members enjoy free, unlimited visits to the exhibition.