Living Planet

See a full-size model of an elephant, a great white shark and more.




Visitor information


During museum opening hours


Ground floor and 1st floor balcony


Donations welcome (free entry). Drop in, no booking required.

More information to help you plan your visit


Summer 2018 - please note that this gallery has been redesigned temporarily for our exhibition Which Way North. Some attractions have been removed from display and others may be obscured. The gallery will return to normal in the autumn.

The Bio Wall in Living Planet houses hundreds of creatures and by using a mixture of touch screen technology and hands-on investigations, visitors can investigate these animals and find out where they live and how they survive in such extreme places as the arctic and desert.