2012 Exhibition Schedule:

Wildlife Photographer of the Year


December 16, 2011 to April 9, 2012
The wonders of nature like you've never seen them: through the lenses of prize-winning photographers. This Natural History Museum exhibition showcases more than 100 photographs in 18 categories, chosen from more than 40,000 international entries. An inspirational, astonishing and often humourous look at the natural world. Suitable for all ages.

Photo credits:

73 Thomas P Peschak - Giant beachcomber
72 Roy Mangersnes - The art of balance
95 Sandra Bartocha - The magical forest
107 Haijun Pei - Golden monkey

Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration


June 1 to September 3, 2012
Celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee at the Royal BC Museum. This special exhibition of nearly 100 portraits by royal photographer, Cecil Beaton (1904-80) depicts Elizabeth in her roles as princess, monarch and mother, and will include a number of rarely-seen photographs alongside extracts from Beaton's personal diaries and letters.

All photos: Cecil Beaton © V&A Images

Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries


May 17 to September 16, 2012
The blockbuster exhibition of the year! Imagine the thrill of discovering something new about a creature that lived millions of years ago. Since the first dinosaur fossil was identified almost 200 years ago, people have wondered how these fascinating animals lived, moved and behaved. Perfect for visitors of all ages.

Photo credit:

Photographer: Craig Chesek
© American Museum of Natural History

Diorama & Skulls:
Photographer: Roderick Mickens
© American Museum of Natural History

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