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Our Broken Planet: How We Got Here and Ways to Fix It
21st May 2021 - 31st March 2022
Explore how humanity has affected the planet and how scientists are finding solutions from nature for nature at the Natural History Museum’s brand-new free display – a part of its year-long programme of activity, Our Broken Planet: How We Got Here and Ways to Fix It.
This Spring, explore the extraordinary impact humans have had on the planet through what we grow and eat, from bees threatened by the loss of wildflower meadows to birds of prey poisoned by pesticides. Opening throughout the year in three stages, the free display will highlight some fantastic species and how our actions are affecting them. From a humongous 3m long black marlin skeleton to the wild and now-extinct ancestor of cows; visitors will get up close and personal to a variety of creatures from the Museum’s world-leading collection.
An exploration of the power of humans and the resilience of nature, Our Broken Planet will ask visitors to reflect on their personal consumption and question how our actions have led to these drastic examples. From surprisingly thriving jellyfish to the world’s largest butterfly, Museum scientists continue to research these fascinating species and their habitats to build our understanding of the natural world, and what we can do to protect it.