What's on at the Grant Museum

Skullpture at the Grant Museum

Skullpture at the Grant Museum

Date: Monday to Saturday, 26th May to 6th August | Time: 1-5pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: All

Sculpture students from the Slade School of Fine Art at UCL have been invited to create works in response to the Museum’s collections, science and history. The brief is wide – they may place works among the Museum’s own objects, take over entire cabinets, or use other voids and spaces. Alongside the Museum’s historic skeletons, skulls and specimens preserved in jars, the new works will engage with animal/human encounters and transform the historic zoological museum.
Read more about it on the blog: http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/museums/2016/05/26/skullpture-at-the-grant-museum-opens-today/

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk

Hungry Hungry Herbivores

Hungry Hungry Herbivores

Date: 31 May 2016 to 04 June 2016 | Time: 13:00-16:30 | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Families

From dugongs to hippos and camels to snails join us for this half-term holidays as we investigate some huge herbivores and some marvellous munchers. Take part in our fun specimen based activities and discover which animal is the hungriest herbivore plus really important questions like who produces the most poo. This event is free and there is no need to book. Drop in between 1pm and 4.30pm.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk

Grant Museum After Hours: Animal Showoff

Grant Museum After Hours: Animal Showoff

Date: 09 June 2016 | Time: 18:30 - 21:30 | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: £6 | Age group: Adults

What would happen if we invited experts in every type of fauna* to make funny about the animals they know and love (or hate) for just 9 minutes? Animal Showoff is what! Join as for a stand-up show with a difference as some of the animal kingdom's biggest fans share their zoological based jokes, stories and much.



*warning, may also contain plants, rocks and fossils.

The animals and acts who will be performing (note. will not feature actual live animals, plenty of dead ones though) will be announced very soon. Watch this space.

Tickets are £6 and booking is essential. To book your ticket visit our Yplan page

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk

Dead, Life Drawing

Dead, Life Drawing

Date: 14 June 2016 | Time: 18:30 - 21:00 | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: £6 | Age group: Adults

With cabinets full of (not so alive) life models from across the animal kingdom in some remarkable poses we invite you to join us for a lively evening of drawing. Whether you’re a beginner or more experienced our sessions are led by a Museum artist to give you insight and confidence in a wide range of drawing practices. Materials will be provided.

Tickets cost £6 and booking is essential, visit grantmuseum.eventbrite.com to book your ticket.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk

Focus on the Positive

Focus on the Positive

Date: 16 June | Time: 6.30-9pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults



Fancy yourself the next Simon Cowell or Alesha Dixon? UCL needs your help to choose worthwhile research projects to receive real money. At Focus on the Positive, we want you to make the decision on what small research project stands the best chance of tackling big issues.

You’ll meet some of UCL’s inspiring researchers who will explain their research idea and, with the help of our host, your favourite project will get £2,000 to fund their ambitions to change the world.

It’s a great opportunity to debate some big questions, meet people who are passionate about changing the world for the better, and make a difference!

Who will make the cut? Which project will go forward to make the world a more positive place? You decide!

Tickets are free but booking is essential, visit grantmuseum.eventbrite.com to book tickets

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk

Explore Zoology

Explore Zoology

Date: 18 June 2016 | Time: 13:00-16:00 | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Families

Ever wondered how heavy an elephant tusk is or how sharp a shark’s tooth is or how many scales a pangolin has? Well, bring along your budding zoologists for our family hands-on specimen based activities and be inspired to ask these questions and many more with our enthusiastic museum educators. Come along and be amazed at the natural world.

Drop in between 1pm and 4pm, this event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk

Creature Creations

Creature Creations

Date: 25 June 2016 | Time: 1:30-4.00pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Families

Create works of art inspired by some of the weird and wonderful animals that call the Grant Museum home or invent your very own brand new animal, give it a name and add it to our collection in our family art day with our Museum artist.

Drop in between 1.30 pm and 4.00pm, this event is free and there is no need to book.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk

Professor Joe Cain’s Film Night: The Giant Behemoth (1959)

Professor Joe Cain’s Film Night: The Giant Behemoth (1959)

Date: 6 July | Time: 6.30-9pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Adults

Marine atomic tests have caused the resurrection of a long dormant ‘dinosaur’ “The biggest thing since time began” is back and is on a rampage that threatens all of London. Join historian of Biology and film-buff, Professor Joe Cain, as he presents the classic British-American sci.fi. hit, The Giant Behemoth. Prof. Joe Cain returns to the Grant Museum to shares his love of this cult classic in his LAST EVER film night. The film is followed by a free wine reception at the Museum.

This event is free and there is no need to book and seats are released on a first come basis.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk

Dead, Life Drawing

Dead, Life Drawing

Date: 12 July 2016 | Time: 18:30-21:00 | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: £6 | Age group: Adults

With cabinets full of (not so alive) life models from across the animal kingdom in some remarkable poses we invite you to join us for a lively evening of drawing. Whether you’re a beginner or more experienced our sessions are led by a Museum artist to give you insight and confidence in a wide range of drawing practices. Materials will be provided.

Tickets are £6 and booking is essential. Tickets can be purchased from grantmuseum.eventbrite.com

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk

Explore Zoology

Explore Zoology

Date: 30 July 2016 | Time: 13:00-16:00 | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Families

Ever wondered how heavy an elephant tusk is or how sharp a shark’s tooth is or how many scales a pangolin has? Well, bring along your budding zoologists for our family hands-on specimen based activities and be inspired to ask these questions and many more with our enthusiastic museum educators. Come along and be amazed at the natural world.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk

Creature Creations

Creature Creations

Date: 23 July | Time: 1-4pm | Location: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, University College London, University Street, WC1E 6DE | Price: Free | Age group: Families

Create works of art inspired by some of the weird and wonderful animals that call the Grant Museum home or invent your very own brand new animal, give it a name and add it to our collection in our family art day with our Museum artist.

020 3108 2052 | d.veall@ucl.ac.uk