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Insect Week: Marvelous Moths

29 Jun 2024

Grand Gallery

Free, drop in

Curator Ashleigh Whiffin shows a young museum visitor a drawer of moths and butterflies

A young visitor explores Adventure Planet with one of our curators.

© Andy Catlin

A young visitor explores Adventure Planet with one of our curators.

© Andy Catlin

Celebrate Insect Week 2024 with family friendly activities at the National Museum of Scotland.

Inspired by the work of Scottish entomologist and moth collector Alice Blanche Balfour, we’re celebrating the moths and women of entomology (the study of insects).

Put your entomology skills to the test and discover more about the moth specimens in our collections.

Learn about these fascinating insects through art activities and track down moths on display using a bug safari kit. Why not come dressed as your favourite insect?

Suitable for ages 4+.

Staff member points out something on a map to visitors in the entrance hall

Plan your visit

National Museum of Scotland
Chambers Street

Visiting information can be found on our Plan Your Visit pages.

Plan your visit


We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit. 

  • There is level access to the Museum via the main doors to the Entrance Hall on Chambers Street and the Tower entrance at the corner of Chambers Street and George IV Bridge.  
  • Lifts are available to all floors and accessible toilets are available on Levels 0 and 3, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0. 
  • Wheelchairs are available for loan at no charge. Please note wheelchairs cannot be booked in advance. On arrival, ask about availability at the Information Desk. Small mobility scooters are permitted inside the museum.
  • There is an induction loop in the Auditorium. 
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted. 

Find out more about our access information. If you have any questions about accessing this event, please email us in advance at

This event is part of Insect Week 2024.

Insect Week is organised by the Royal Entomological Society, and supported by partner organisations throughout the UK and Europe.

Insect Week logo.

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