Find out what to expect during the Cocoon experience at the Darwin Centre.
The picture above is a cross-section of the cocoon building. What do you already know about cocoons in nature?
Cocoons are the protective coverings for caterpillars as they morph into butterflies. The cocoon building is like a protective covering for all our insect and plant specimens.
During your visit make sure you find out how many specimens the Natural History Museum looks after. Is it more or less than you expected?
Find out more about visiting the Cocoon experience from the Cocoon visiting information page.
All school activities must be booked in advance. To book, please call our school bookings line between 08.30-16.00, Monday to Friday during term-time, or 10.00-13.00 during the school holidays.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5555