Not only is the Natural History Museum an iconic landmark, but a passport to the wildest parts of the world and millions of years of history. Prepare for a day out where no gob will be left unsmacked!
The Museum of Natural History is home to over 80 million amazing plants, animals, fossils, rocks and minerals. It's displays highlight the beauty and diversity of nature. Venture out into the Wildlife Garden where a wide range of British flora and fauna thrive - 3,300 to be exact! Can you spot the toads and newts near the pond? Keep your eyes peeled for the magnificent millipede, and the centipedes too! Look up high in the trees and listen to the charming chatter of goldfinches before they flock away in the sky.
Head back inside and marvel at Hope, the enormous Blue Whale skeleton - she's been on display for 127 years! Next stop, their other star resident: the enormous, animatronic T-Rex! He’s definitely worth having a family snap with, that is before travelling through a giant suspended globe or testing your skills as a scientist in the education space.
Kids under 7 will be given a backpack stuffed with pens, paper and games to better get to grips with the many fantastic beasts. Families can then take a free, behind-the-scenes tour and meet a brilliantly gross and totally fascinating giant squid.
This British Museum is truly a museum of life! Kids will love to explore its Botanical Collections, British Insect Collection, The Darwin Centre, famous Artwork Collections and other fascinating decayed specimens that are on show. After a long & exciting day of discovering Natural History Specimens, a souvenir would be nice right? Make sure to check out the Gallery Store before leaving! Here you can buy Hope style necklaces, show-stopping animals wall prints and best-selling dinosaur accessories & toys! This listing also featured in two of our latest blogs, Free Things to do in London
and Best Museums in London
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- Over 80 million natural wonders
- An animatronic T-Rex!
- Explore the world and learn loads
(Images copyright: Trustees of the NHM, London)