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Explore Life in the Dark at Natural History Museum

Enjoy the last few days of the Life in the Dark exhibition at the Natural History Museum this half term and leave the spring sunshine behind to immerse yourself and your little person into the worlds of nocturnal animals.

Discover how they find their way around their environment, hunt, mate and evade predators. From foxes and badgers through to fish and bats, this is educational fun for all the family.

Venture into the shadows of a bat cave where intriguing characters dwell in the rocky underworld or take a deep breath and dive low the surface in the beauty of underwater bioluminescent display and get up-close to the weird and wonderful life which flourishes in the darkness.

Some of the highlights include:

  • Live Mexican blind cave fish that don’t need eyes to navigate.
  • See yourself through the eyes of a cave boa.
  • Get hands-on with familiar nocturnal animals.
  • Smell the distinctive aromas of the bat cave.
  • Enjoy breathtaking live footage from the deep sea.
  • Hear a symphony of nocturnal sounds and identify the creatures that make them.

We hope half term is keeping you busy – if you are unsure of what to do next to keep little ones busy check out our events and activities listing for more ideas of things to do in London with children.

Life in the Dark Exhibition is taking place at Natural History Museum in South Kensington until 24th Feb. Tickets can be booked here.