Wednesday 26 July 2017

Natural History Museum - Whales, scales and dinosaur tails

Whales, scales and dinosaur tails
Summer at the Museum
From meteorites to mammals, the top 10 things to do at the Museum this summer:

  1. Walk beneath the largest animal on Earth
  2. See the most complete Stegosaurus fossil skeleton ever found
  3. Come face-to-face with your ancient relatives
  4. Dine with the dinosaurs in the T. rex Grill
  5. Get hands-on with science in the Investigate gallery
  6. Discover a meteorite as old as the solar system
  7. Explore nature on our doorstep in the Wildlife Garden
  8. Meet Archie the giant squid on a behind-the-scenes tour
  9. Say hello to Guy the gorilla
  10. Take a tour around Hintze Hall with Sir David Attenborough using the audio guide on our visitor app
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On the trail of the Wexford blue whale
New exhibition
Whales: Beneath the surface
Discover the new family exhibition that's making a splash. Learn more about the largest creatures to have ever lived. See over 100 specimens, hunt like a whale in an interactive game and find out why whales sing as you listen to their "pop-songs".

★★★★★ - The Londonist
Until 28 February
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Natural History Museum
See hundreds of live butterflies
Enjoy a great family day out at the Sensational Butterflies exhibition. See fluttering butterflies and moths, spot camouflaged caterpillars and if you're lucky you'll meet our newest arrival; the Madagascan moon moth.

Until 17 September
Big Seaweed Search
Big Seaweed Search
Help us monitor the effects of environmental change on Britain's sealife this summer by exploring the seashore and recording the living seaweeds you find there. 
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A close up of the Hintze Hall seaweed display
Dino Snores for Kids
Treat your family to an unforgettable night away in London at our ultimate sleepover for kids. Set up camp in our main hall, and take part in a night of fun activities. 
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Movie Nights at the Museum
Visit our sister Museum in Tring
See the world differently this summer in the new family exhibition Animal Vision.

Marvel at curious animal eyes, discover how a horseshoe crab's vision works, and figure out how to look a four-eyed fish in the eye.

Until 12 November
Free exhibition
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Make the most of your visit with family membership
Sign up for family membership today and you'll gain fast-track entry to the Museum and the Dinosaurs gallery, unlimited entry to our ticketed exhibitions, discounts in the Museum's shops and much more.
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A year of British garden wildlife
A year of British garden wildlife
For the last year a team from the Museum have been searching for wildlife in a set of gardens in Welwyn Garden City as part of a BBC Four programme with Chris Packham. 

Find out more about the wildlife in your garden in our accompanying article.
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Whales souvenirs for kids
Whales souvenirs for kids
Make a splash this summer with our Whales exhibition souvenirs, including sticker books, cuddly toys and t-shirts.