Dino Snores for Kids

Fun for the whole family

This unique sleepover gives kids aged 7 to 11 the chance to explore the Museum after dark while taking part in fun and educational activities.

Adult: £67, Child: £67
Member: £60.30
Includes breakfast.

Have you ever wanted to have a sleepover with a giraffe? Or spend the night camped beneath a blue whale?

Join us for a night of exploration and adventure among the Museum's most incredible creatures. This will be a sleepover you'll never forget.

After setting up camp in one of our amazing galleries you'll be treated to an evening of awesome activities with plenty to learn and discover along the way.

You'll have the chance to:

  • explore the Museum by torchlight
  • get creative with a dinosaur t-shirt workshop
  • dig deeper with an educational science show presented by a Museum scientist

At midnight, it's time to settle down to sleep. In the morning, breakfast is served bright and early and you'll discover incredible facts about the natural world in a trail around our iconic galleries before the Museum opens to the public at 10.00.

For the safety of all our staff and guests, proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, received within two days of the event, or an NHS COVID Pass or EU Digital COVID Certificate must be shown on entry for all those 18 and older. Find out how to get your test here. Those who have received a positive test result will not be able to attend.

COVID-19 safety measures are subject to change with updates to public health recommendations.

  • Important information

    This event is for children aged seven to 11.

    Bookings are required. No refunds will be given.

    The event will begin at 18.45 and we cannot allow entry after 20.00.

    Please read the Dino Snores for Kids FAQ before booking to ensure you get the most out of the event.

    The consumption of alcohol is strictly forbidden at Dino Snores for Kids. 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.

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

    Guests will be divided into teams for the activities. Sleeping areas are different for each team and we cannot guarantee where you will be sleeping in advance.

    You may change your booking to an alternative Dino Snores for Kids date 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 £5 administration will be charged for each changed ticket.

    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, please do get in touch to discuss.

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

    The Natural History Museum does not recommend parking on Princes Gardens or Prince Consort Road due to recent criminal activity. All parking is at the vehicle-owners own risk.

    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.

  • COVID-19 safety information

    COVID-19 safety measures are subject to change with updates to public health recommendations.

    We recommend that you wear a face covering inside the Museum when not on your sleeping mat, in line with government guidance.

    For the safety of all our staff and guests, proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, received within two days of the event, or an NHS COVID Pass or EU Digital COVID Certificate must be shown on entry for all those 18 and older. Find out how to get your test here. Those who have received a positive test result will not be able to attend. COVID-19 safety measures are subject to change with updates to public health recommendations.

    Please contact the Dino Snores team should you or a member of your group test positive for coronavirus within 10 days of the event. 

    Please do not visit the Museum if you're feeling unwell or have a temperature, consistent cough or loss of taste. Please contact the team if anyone in your group is experiencing these symptoms.

    Hand sanitiser stations are available throughout the Museum.

    Guests will be asked to use hand sanitiser on arrival, at snack time and when participating in demonstrations that involve shared props.   

    Equipment will be shared between visitors across some activities. Anti-bacterial solution will be available to sanitise shared equipment. If you'd prefer to bring your own, please contact the team to find out what else you will need to bring.

    Our facilities will be cleaned by staff throughout the evening and in the morning.

Event dates
18 December 2021 18.45-10.00 (Sold out)
14 January 2022 18.45-10.00 (Sold out)
29 January 2022 18.45-10.00 (Sold out)
26 February 2022 18.45-10.00 (Sold out)
11 March 2022 18.45-10.00 (Sold out)
2 April 2022 18.45-10.00
20 May 2022 18.45-10.00

   

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.

Get ready for Dino Snores

T. rex costume

Dress the part. From £30

Personalised dinosaur gifts

T-shirts, mugs and more. From £15.

Torch and projector

Explore the Museum after dark. £7