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
New Year’s Eve at the Natural History Museum – 31 Dec 2018 – Try something a little different this New Year's Eve and see in 2019 at the Natural History Museum's Party Animals event
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
Poster Girls — A century of art and design – 13 Oct 2017 to 1 Jan 2019 – Poster Girls celebrates the work of female designers who worked for London Transport over the last 100 years
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
Dream On — V&A Museum of Childhood – 10 Feb 2018 to 20 Jan 2019 – The Dream On exhibition will be exploring the imaginary world that exists in our head between sleep and wakefulness
Look for more children’s events taking place in December
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)
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans