Wednesday 25 April 2012

Natural History Museum After Hours Lates- Animals Inside Out

Lates with MasterCardFriday 27 April

This month, see the new exhibition Animal Inside Out, discover an epic tale of bravery and endurance in Scott’s Last Expedition, walk among the dinosaurs or simply relax with a drink and a bite to eat in one of London’s most iconic buildings.

Animal Inside OutSee animals as you have never seen them before in this fascinating exhibition. Developed by Gunther Von Hagens and the team behind the famous BODYWORLDS shows, it reveals the intricate anatomy and inner workings of some of the world’s most spectacular creatures.

Scott’s Last ExpeditionThis exhibition, marking the centenary of Scott’s heroic journey to the South Pole and his tragic death, features more than 200 rare specimens and original artefacts, displayed alongside a life-sized representation of Scott's hut in Antarctica.

Entry to Lates with MasterCard is free
Tickets for exhibitions can be booked online

The exhibition

Animal Inside Out
6 April – 16 September 2012
10.00 – 17.50
Waterhouse Gallery
See the astonishing anatomy and inner beauty of some of the largest and most curious creatures in the animal kingdom at the UK premiere of Animal Inside Out.
Open late on the last Friday of every month throughout the exhibition's duration.
Ostrich plastinate
Ostrich plastinate
Discover nearly 100 plastinated and capillary specimens, from the tiny frog to the enormous elephant. Explore the intricate insides of these creatures and discover their comparative anatomy and biology.
See whole animals like the impressive giraffes, the elephant and the ostrich, to small intricate parts like a hare's brain. Walk through the exhibition and notice the different systems that keep us all alive from the nervous to the muscular and the reproductive to the skeletal.
The exhibition design creates a striking atmosphere and enhances the beauty of the anatomical specimens. Catch your breath when you get close to the large creatures particularly - the 4-tonne elephant is the heaviest specimen we have ever had in the Museum.
Please note photography is not permitted in the gallery.