Dawnosaurs: Relaxed Morning Visit

Child looking into a microscope.
  • 3 July - minibeasts

    7 August - dinosaurs

  • 8.00-10.00

  • Free, ticket required

Further dates will be announced soon. 

We are thrilled to welcome Dawnosaurs audiences back to the Museum. 

Dawnosaurs is a free event for children with neurodiverse conditions (including autism and other sensory processing difficulties) to enjoy the Museum with their families and siblings, free from the hustle and bustle of the general public. Visitors have access to a wide range of galleries and activities, supported by experienced, autism-aware facilitators.

This event is best for children aged five to 15, and siblings are welcome.


It's essential that all visitors book a free ticket online in advance. 

You can book online three weeks before each event. Spaces are in high demand. Tickets are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

  • Essential information

    • adult tickets are limited to three per group 
    • tickets are non-transferrable
    • the Museum opens to the public at 10.00, and you are welcome to stay and explore the other galleries though it may be busy
    • not all areas of the Museum will be open during Dawnosaurs
    • the Central Cafe will be open for hot drinks and snacks
    • there is an indoor picnic area in the Orange Zone Atrium
    • there are several baby changing facilities and accessible toilets, and the Museum is fully accessible for wheelchairs and buggies. Find out more about access at South Kensington.
    • we will send an email with more information a week in advance to help you prepare your child for your visit, including information on how we provide a friendly, accessible and safe environment

Looking for Dawnosaurs online?

If you can't make it to the Museum but still want to join in on the Dawnosaurs fun, take part in our free online activities from home at a time that suits you.

Dawnosaurs has been made possible thanks to the generous support of The Edith Murphy Foundation.