Thursday, 9 August 2018

Natural History Museum - Be the first to visit our new theatre

What's on at the Museum
The Wider Earth (c) Prudence Upton
Award-winning Darwin drama arrives this October
'This production is a work of genius' - The Daily Review

A new theatre is being unveiled in the Museum for the ground-breaking new play, The Wider Earth. Join young Darwin’s journey on the HMS Beagle for this dramatic performance that features a cast of seven and remarkable puppetry.

Previews: 2-12 October
Show run: 13 October - 30 December
Early bird offer: Book before 31 August and get £5 off on Premium, Band A and Band B tickets. Simply enter the code DARWIN at the checkout.
Exhibitions now open
The bioluminescent room in Life in the Dark
New exhibition: Life in the Dark
Leave daylight behind, take a deep breath and immerse yourself in the beauty of underwater bioluminescent display. Discover the weird and wonderful life which flourishes in the darkness.

Free for children
Close up shot of a butterfly from the tropical butterfly house
Sensational Butterflies
Get into the summer spirit in our tropical butterfly house. See species from Asia, Africa and the Americas, bursting with colour, as you wander through their habitat.

Join our live interactive broadcast on 15 August at 17.30 BST. You'll have the chance to ask our experts about some of the specimens they look after and study. 
An evening with our scientists
Visitor's speaking to a scientist at European Researchers Night
How will we continue to thrive on our planet?
28 September, 18.00-22.00

Join over 200 scientists and find out how their research will transform our relationship with Earth, and move us to Planet 2.0 where both people and planet thrive.
Dance the night away
Silent Disco in Hintze Hall
What will you be listening to at our silent disco?
31 August 22.15-01.00

Make waves on the dancefloor under Hope the whale at our Silent Disco. Three DJs will be playing the best of pop, rock and party classics as you dance the night away.

Specimen spotlight
Blind Mexican Cave Fish
Blind as a Mexican cave fish
Size: up to 10cm long

Found: Texas and New Mexico, USA, and Mexico

Current location: see them for yourself in our exhibition, Life in the Dark
Did you know: These creatures are exceptionally sensitive to pressure and vibrations, and have a remarkable sense of smell to help guide them. They also never sleep - deep in caves there is no day and night - so they're constantly swimming.