Read the handy hints below and find out what's on for kids this month.
The Museum is very busy during school holidays, so please be prepared to queue. Members and Britain exhibition ticket holders don’t need to queue. There may also be a queue for the Dinosaurs gallery. During school holidays, you can pre-book a time to visit the Dinosaurs online.
You can check queuing times on our @NHM_Visiting twitter feed.
Visits involve lots of walking, so wear comfortable shoes.
Please be aware that some areas of the Museum can seem dark or scary to young children, including the T. rex animatronic and the earthquake simulator.
Pick up one of our handheld touchscreen guides and let it take you round the galleries and collections.The family tour is suitable for children aged seven and above, and lasts 60 minutes.
You can leave coats and luggage, including pushchairs, in our cloakrooms. These are located in Hintze Hall (formerly the Central Hall) (next to the café) and by the Exhibition Road entrance. There is a buggy park outside Sensational Butterflies, on the east lawn.
The Exhibition Road entrance is step-free and best for entry with pushchairs.
Toilets and baby care rooms can be found throughout the Museum. They are clearly signposted and marked on our maps.
Children are welcome in our restaurants and cafés, where you can find highchairs. Items containing nuts and dairy products are labelled. We offer vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free dishes.
Picnic on the front lawns and in our indoor Picnic Area. You’re welcome to bring your own food, but please don’t eat in the galleries.
If you require assistance, please go to the nearest information desk or find the nearest member of staff. Look for the purple uniform and name badge.