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+.

Event type
Which insects?
Organised by

National Museums Scotland



Marvelous Moths

Chambers Street
Scoland, UK
United Kingdom


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 [email protected].