What's on for kids this summer

In the galleries

Book free advance tickets to our Dinosaurs gallery from 24 July to 7 September.

But the temperamental T. rex in Dinosaurs is just one of our star attractions.

Earth's core exhibit

Don't miss the Volcanoes and Earthquakes gallery with its famous earthquake simulator.

More gallery highlights

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Tips for enjoying the Museum

Read our Parents’ survival guide to find handy hints about the Museum and our free gallery extras like Explorer backpacks. Check the Floor Plans to find out what's where. 

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Can't make it to the Museum?

We've got lots of fun and games for kids to do at home, like making a bird feeder, working at an ice station in Antarctica and becoming a Dinosaur defender.

Holiday highlights


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Mammoths: Ice Age Giants

See some of the largest mammals to have walked the Earth and explore their world. Final weeks.

Sensational Butterflies
Sensational Butterflies

Celebrate summer in our outdoor butterfly exhibition, full of free-flying tropical butterflies. Final weeks.

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Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

Meet the great, great, great Britons and uncover archaeological treasures.