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Life in the DarkA new exhibition at the Natural History Museum, Life in the Dark explores how different breeds of animals thrive without light. From the middle of the night to the darkest of caves and into the deepest oceans, there are entire worlds that are left completely in the dark and undiscovered. Using the latest scientific and technologic advances, the exhibition delves into the deepest corners of the earth to show visitors everything from fish to foxes, bats to boas and moles to moths, illustrating how ecosystems can thrive even without the presence of sunshine.

 

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The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from across the natural world, including insects, fossils and rocks. The Dinosaur gallery is one of the most popular exhibits in the museum, with a giant T. More about Natural History Museum

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The unveiling of the cocoon at the heart of the Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum on 15th September is a significant milestone for the well-known scientific centre. This latest development brings the vast building project, begun in 2002, to its final phase - the same year as the 200th anniversary of the great evolutionary theorist. From 1... More about this event
 
Sensational ButterfliesSensational ButterfliesSensational ButterfliesFrom chomping caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Natural History Museum comes alive at summer with the arrival of the tropical butterfly house on the museum lawn. A popular family outing for the past 10 years, Sensational Butterflies adds more diversity every year - offering the chance to see the Blue Morpho and butterflies and moths usuall2018-08-22T00:00:00+01002018-09-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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PRICING  £6.50 (Adult, Child and Concession), £22 (Family)
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Natural History Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 5BD
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Natural History Museum Ice RinkNatural History Museum Ice RinkNatural History Museum Ice RinkThe earliest of London's winter ice rinks to open, the Natural History Museum's annual icing-over of its gardens kicks off from 25th October. The 1,000 square metre rink outside Alfred Waterhouse's imposing building is surrounded by 80,000 glowing pea-lights dangling from the overhanging trees and a sparkling 30 foot Christmas tree. Additional attr2018-10-25T00:00:00+01002019-01-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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PRICING  From £8.80 (Children), £12.65 (Adults), £39.60 (Family)
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VENUE  Natural History Museum 
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