Natural History Museum
Part museum, part research centre, the NHM opened in a Romanesque palazzo in 1881. Starting with the giant Diplodocus skeleton in the entrance, this is a place to keep kids entertained for hours – whether by crowd-pleasing dinosaur animatronics, a 90ft replica of a blue whale, or stuffed birds and creepy crawlies. Arranged into colour-coded zones, the museum’s collections cover all aspects of the natural world, from the ever-changing planet, to ecology and evolution. Since 2009, the state-of-the-art Darwin Centre has housed a vast collection of bottled specimens, not to mention the centre’s researchers, who are now visible to the public in the unique eight-story Cocoon. (Don’t forget to check the NHM’s website for details of their monthly Dino Snores sleepovers.)
Tel: 020 7942 5000
Entry Charges: Admission Free: Charge for Exhibitions
From intimate portraits to dramatic landscapes, see how photographers' passion for the natural world produces startling images.B
Enjoy the world’s best nature photography exhibited on sleek backlit panels.
This year’s competition was the most competitive to date, attracting almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 95 countries.
Judged by a panel of international experts, winning images are selected for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.
The exhibition will feature the collection of 100 exceptional images, revealing the astonishing diversity of life on our planet and highlighting our crucial role in protecting it.£21.00d◄ 2
- 2 x Adult: £10.50 each
- 0 x Child: £6.50 each
- 0 x OAP: £6.50 each
With 22 kilometres of shelving in the Darwin Centre and over two million samples of animal specimens preserved in spirits, you’ll have plenty to explore at the Natural History Museum. This guided tour is suitable for adults and children over 8. Highlights include Darwin’s own samples and Archie the very giant squid.B£20.00d◄ 2
- 2 x Adult: £10.00 each
- 0 x Child: Free
- 0 x OAP: Free
The Natural History Museum is letting children into the secret if they take part in Dino Snores for Kids held over this spring/summer. The children (aged 7-11) first set up camp in one of the exhibition galleries, then set off in search of the T-Rex lurkiB£120.00d◄ 2
- 2 x Adult: £60.00 each
- 0 x Child: £60.00 each
- 0 x OAP: Free