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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 lived near London as a little kid then you probably remember this place from the school holidays. I always ended up here because it's got dinosaurs in it and kids love dinosaurs. And now here I am, thirty-five years later... still a kid... wondering what they've done with the giant Diplodocus in the entrance hall. Where's Dippy gone? He was part of my youth! 15… continued”
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Feliks Topolski — Drawing Debden – 1 Oct 2018 to 28 Jun 2019 – The Bank of England Museum will be putting on an exhibition of work by Feliks Topolski about the Debden printing works.
The Sun — Living With Our Star – 6 Oct 2018 to 6 May 2019 – The Science Museum will be telling the extraordinary story of the life-giving star that sits at the centre of our Solar System.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – 19 Oct 2018 to 30 Jun 2019 – Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Natural History Museum with this exhibition of the top 100 photos.
Victorian surgery at the Old Operating Theatre – Sat and Sun – A demonstration about Victorian surgery inside the original 19th-century Operating Theatre at St Thomas's Hospital.
A Pirate’s Life For Me! – 20 Oct 2018 to 22 Apr 2019 – A child-friendly exhibition about pirates that will take your kids on a swashbuckling adventure and show them some real pirate coins
Private tour of the Churchill War Rooms – Every day – Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms, and experience Winston Churchill's wartime bunker from behind the glass.
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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)
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