Adventure Babies

A photo of a baby crawling in a sensory play area

Join the adventure

Delight the little one with a sensory storytelling class designed to boost their development and nurture a love for books.

45 minutes per session. 

£20 for an adult-child duo

Various dates

Delight the little ones with this sensory storytelling class at the Museum.

Brought to you by the award-winning Adventure Babies team, take part in a host of activities designed specifically to engage babies and encourage their development.

You and baby will enjoy:

  • sensory props
  • a magical story about the natural world
  • a sing-along session
  • messy play without the clean-up

Take this opportunity to socialise as you and the little ones play. 

After the event, don't miss the chance to explore the rest of the Museum with a ready-written self-guided tour.

The safety of our visitors and staff is our priority. Find out more about the security measures we have in place.

Please refer to the map in important information to find the class location.

  • Important information

    Member information

    Members can purchase discounted tickets to this event. Please note this discount is not available to non-Members who may be accompanying you. Please bring your Membership card with you to the event.

    Conditions and important information
    • Bookings are required.
    • We advise that you arrive 10 minutes before your session. It is important that you arrive on time for your session. Please do bear in mind that you may have to queue for a short while to get in.
    • We advise that you enter the Museum from the Cromwell Road main entrance: This entrance has step-free access.
    • Your class is in the Zoology spirit building, which can be found on the ground floor in the Darwin Centre, through the Images of Nature Gallery.
    • You can use this Map to help you find the class; Natural History Museum map - updated April 2021 (nhm.ac.uk)
    • Plan the quickest and safest route by going on TFL's Website.
    • Please arrive with your tickets on your phone, or printed, ready for inspection.
    • For further information and for any questions, please contact after-hours@nhm.ac.uk.

    What to bring with you

    We will have some messy play during the session, ultimately it is up to you how messy your little one gets, but we recommend bringing:

    • a muslin or towel
    • some wipes
    • a change of clothes just in case

    This event is for children aged 4 years and younger and their guardians. Classes have three varying age ranges of 'baby pre-crawlers', 'toddlers up to two' and 'little ones up to four', however the story and content of the activities is the same across all classes on each date. The age ranges are there to encourage similar aged children to be present and interact together, however we allow all those aged 0-4 to be in any class.

    Tickets must be purchased for all babies and children present no matter how old they are.

    No refunds or exchanges will be given.

    A free ticket for a carer accompanying a guest with a disability can be requested on +44 (0)20 7942 5000, Monday to Friday, 9.00 - 17.00, subject to availability.

    You may change your booking to an alternative date for the same event as long as you inform us at least 30 days before the date of your original booking. Alternative dates are subject to availability and must take place within one year of your original booking.

    A £10 administration will be charged for each changed ticket.

    The Museum reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the event as required, such as adjusting the locations, timings or content of the activities. This is to ensure that we deliver a safe and excellent experience for all guests at all times.

    The event will begin promptly. We cannot allow you to join the event after it has commenced and no refunds will be given to latecomers.

    If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch before the event.

    Baby changing facilities are available next to the event space.

Discount Member tickets

Members can purchase discount tickets for this event. Please bring your membership card with you to the event. Not a Member? Join today.

Book tickets

Classes are divided into age groups to ensure that the event is tailored to your little ones. Please select the ticket most suited to your needs. 

Event dates

16 and 30 July 

13 and 27 August 

10 and 24 September 

1, 8, 15 and 22 October 

5, 12, 19 and 26 November 

3, 10 and 17 December

Baby - pre-crawlers

This class is suitable for babies from birth up to about one year old. This group is for our littlest babies who are just crawling or not yet moving much and yet to find their feet.

Morning: 11.30-12.15 
Early afternoon: 12.45-13.30
Mid afternoon: 14.00-14.45
Late afternoon: 15.15-16.00

Little ones up to four

This is our most mobile class, all ages are welcome up to four years old. This group is particularly well suited for sibling groups or friends with different age children that want to attend a class together.

Morning class: 10.15-11.00

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