Have you ever seen the Ben Stiller movie Night At The Museum? Now your kids can find out what really stalks the corridors of the Natural History Museum after everyone's gone home and the doors have been shut... because they'll be sleeping inside
Exciting activities include a torch-lit tour of the galleries (watch out for T Rex moving in the dark!), a dinosaur T-shirt-making workshop, and an educational science show by one of the museum's scientists. The rest of the night will be spent sleeping in one of the atmospheric galleries.
Assuming that your kids survive the night (don't worry — they will!), they'll be woken up for a hearty breakfast before the museum opens to the public.
Dino Snores is suitable for children aged between 7 and 11. There must be a minimum of 5 children and 1 adult in your group. Frequently asked questions (like what they need to bring) can be found here.
Craig’s review of Natural History Museum – “If you hate noisy kids then trust me: this isn't the museum for you. Because it's absolutely full of them. They're not the type who hold their daddy's hand and ask their mum for permission to speak. They're the school party type. They come in army-like battalions of thirty of more, all moving through the rooms like they're on a forced march through the Fens. But anyw… continued”
Yoga class at the Natural History Museum – 18 Nov, 9 Dec 2018, 13 Jan, 3 Feb and 10 Mar 2019 – Energise your body with an early-morning yoga class followed by a live gong bath at the Natural History Museum
Silent Disco at the Natural History Museum – 25 Jan, 22 Feb and 29 Mar 2019 – Put on some headphones at the Natural History Museum and dance along to the songs playing inside your head.
Princess Diana — Her Fashion Story – 24 Feb 2017 to 17 Feb 2019 – Diana's Fashion Story at Kensington Palace is an exhibition of iconic dresses that show the evolution of her style
Superbugs — The Fight For Our Lives – 9 Nov 2017 to 10 Mar 2019 – Learn how scientists are fighting back against the bacteria that are growing increasingly resistant to antibiotics
Life In The Dark — Natural History Museum – 13 Jul 2018 to 24 Feb 2019 – Enter the nocturnal world of the creatures that live in pitch-black caves and at the bottom of the deep dark ocean.
Videogames — Design, Play & Disrupt – 8 Sep 2018 to 24 Feb 2019 – See how today's blockbuster videogames are created by looking at concept art and large-scale immersive installations.
Slavery, Culture & Collecting – 15 Sep 2018 to 15 Sep 2019 – This exhibition explores the connection between some of Britain's oldest cultural organisations and transatlantic slavery
If you enjoy Natural History Museum then you might like to visit Hunterian Museum (catch the train from South Kensington to Holborn), London Zoo (catch the train from South Kensington to Camden Town) and Science Museum (you can walk there in less than 1 min)