Royal celebrations at the Darwin Centre opening video

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Join HRH Prince William of Wales on his Cocoon tour, marvel at the spectacle of the butterfly dancer acrobatics to mark the occasion and enjoy the highlights of his opening speech.

As well as the speeches, follow Prince William on the Cocoon tour, meeting Museum staff and scientists as he handles a tarantula, helps a mosquito expert and enjoys some of the fantastic Cocoon exhibits. 

See some of the the dancing butterflies acrobatics, catch a glimpse of the stunning Climate Change Wall, the innovative Attenborough Studio and the excitement of the butterfly confetti being released on the guests in this video.

The official opening of the new Darwin Centre on 14 September was a momentous occasion for the Natural History Museum. 

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