Dino Snores: The Dippy Special

Dippy is back

This one-off sleepover gives families the chance to explore the Museum after dark, get up close to Dippy while it's here, and sleep beneath a magnificent blue whale. 

Suitable for children aged 7-17.

22 October 2022  18.30-10.00

Adult: £87, Child: £87
Member: £78.30
Includes breakfast.

Sold out. 

Set up camp underneath our magnificent blue whale, roam our galleries after dark and see Dippy, the nation's favourite dinosaur, whilst you still can.

Get up close to some fascinating fossils, embark on a thrilling Jurassic animal encounter and watch our roarsome Dino Show. On top of this, you'll get the chance to discover more about Dippy and what it takes to become a palaeontologist.

Though there are some scheduled activities, the drop-in style of this event makes it suitable for a wider age range than our classic Dino Snores for Kids sleepovers.  

Lights out in the sleeping areas will be around midnight, with the option to stay up later.  

Tickets include breakfast and access to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

Dippy, the nation's favourite dinosaur, is back at the Museum for a short visit from May to December 2022. 

  • Important information

    Member information

    Please remember to bring your membership card to present alongside your Member ticket.

    Conditions and important information

    Doors will open at 18.30, with last entry at 20.00. Event ends at 10.00 the following day.

    This event is recommended for families with children aged 7-17.

    Please read the Dino Snores: The Dippy Special FAQs before booking to ensure you get the most out of the event.

    Visitors must bring an electronic or printed copy of their ticket.

    No refunds or exchanges will be given.

    Bag searches will be in operation.

    Alcohol is strictly forbidden at this event. We reserve the right to search your bags and test your liquids and confiscate any alcohol. In extreme circumstances, anyone behaving inappropriately, for alcohol-related reasons or otherwise, may be ejected from the event at the discretion of the Event Manager and security team.

    This event is wheelchair accessible.

    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.

    Please note that photography and filming may take place during this event, in which you may be identifiable. These images may be used for Museum marketing purposes on the website, social media and printed publicity materials. If you have any concerns about being photographed, please speak to a member of staff at the event.

    In some activities, the activity leader may request volunteers. We cannot guarantee that everyone who volunteers will be selected.

    All activities are optional and it is your responsibility to ensure you reach the activity within your scheduled window. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to move to a later slot should you miss it.

    All guests will be sleeping in Hintze Hall. Guests will be divided into sleeping areas within the hall based on the age of the youngest member.

    All groups, including school and youth groups, must pay by card or invoice in advance of the event. We are unable to reserve tickets until full payment has been received.

    Please note that we cannot guarantee that you will be able to regain entry if you choose to leave the premises on the night of the event. 

    Carer tickets are available on request, subject to availability. If your child has any access needs or a disability that requires additional support beyond the adult to child ratios already in place, please do get in touch to discuss.

    Ticket prices are subject to change.

    Contact us

    For large groups and special assistance please phone +44 (0)20 7942 5725.

    Got a question? Call us on +44 (0)20 7942 5000, Monday to Friday, 9.30 - 17.30 or email us at any time.


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.

We need your help

Protecting people and the planet is vital. That's why we're working hard to inspire learning and provide hope. But we can't do it without your help.

As a charity, we rely on your donations - big and small - and greatly appreciate your support. Together, we can create a future where people and planet thrive. Thank you.