Activities for families and kids
A trip to the Natural History Museum is the perfect family day out in London this autumn.
Get up-close with nature, discover fascinating creatures and intriguing science, and enjoy fun, family-friendly activities for curious kids and inquisitive parents.
There is so much to explore in the galleries and there are many free and low-cost activities running every day. With regular family exhibitions, plenty of hands-on, interactive activities and action-packed school holiday programmes, there's something for children of all ages at the Natural History Museum.
Top five things to do during autumn
Drop into our science centre where kids and adults can get hands-on with the Museum's collection.
See the clock from the CBeebies shows Andy's Dinosaur Adventures and Andy's Prehistoric Adventures in Hintze Hall.
Keep an eye out for our fuzzy lawnmowers in the Wildlife Garden until the end of October.
Experience the power of our famous earthquake simulator.
Enjoy an atmospheric journey through Earth to the upper Red Zone galleries.
What's on for families
Calling all little ones looking to perfect their skating skills. The Ice Rink is back this festive season where kids can skate around the Christmas tree. A limited number of penguin skate aids and children's bob skates are available to hire.
25 October to 6 January
Dawnosaurs is a free event for children on the autism spectrum to enjoy the Museum with their families and siblings, free from the hustle and bustle of the general public.
Theme: Rocks and gems
Fun activities to enjoy at home
Galleries: family favourites
Fast-track your visit with a Family membership
Membership comes with many benefits to help you make the most of your visit to the Museum. As well as free, unlimited entry to all paid exhibitions and discounts at our shops and cafes, you can also skip the queue and use the cloakrooms for free.
Family memberships can be purchased online and are available to use immediately by all family members named on the membership.