Activities for families and kids
A trip to the Natural History Museum is the perfect family day out in London.
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 holiday programmes, there's something for children of all ages at the Natural History Museum.
The Museum is just a short walk from South Kensington Tube station. With on-site restaurants like the T. rex Grill, free pushchair storage and world-famous dinosaurs, you're guaranteed a great family day out.
Top five things to do for families
Drop in to our science centre where kids and adults can get hands-on with the Museum's collection.
Kids go free to the Whales: Beneath the surface exhibition during February. (conditions apply)
Come face-to-face with some of the Museum's most well-known dinosaurs on this hour-long walking trail.
Experience the power of our famous earthquake simulator.
Enjoy an atmospheric journey through the Earth to the upper Red Zone galleries.
What's on for families
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.