Out of Hours Dino Tours

A member of the science educator team stands in the gallery

Make the most of your visit

Explore the Dinosaurs gallery before it opens to the public on one of our special guided tours.


Adult: £25, Members: £22.50

Child: £17, Members: £15.30

Have you ever wondered what makes a dinosaur a dinosaur, what they really looked like and why we continue to study them today?

Book a Dinotour with one of our knowledgeable tour guides to get up close and personal with all the main characters in our world-famous Dinosaurs gallery.

Your guide will meet you at the Museum's Exhibition Road entrance then take you to the Dinosaurs gallery before our doors open to the public. You'll get to journey through time and learn how dinosaurs were first discovered, how they adapted to life on Earth and why they're so important to our science today.

Highlights include a dinosaur with a chewing mechanism unlike anything seen in animals today, a shocking avian revelation and the reason sauropods didn't fight each other for food.

You will have a chance to ask all your pressing dinosaur questions at the end of the tour.

In line with the level of the content, the recommended minimum age for this event is 11 years and up.

Find out about the security measures we have in place.

Events dates and times

23 February           09.00-10.00

3 March                  09.00-10.00

29 March                09.00-10.00

30 March                09.00-10.00

5 April                     09.00-10.00

13 April                   09.00-10.00

14 April                   09.00-10.00

25 April                   09.00-10.00

  • Important information

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

    All Out-of-hours Dinotour tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

    You will be met by your guide at 8.45 for the 9.00 tour. Please check your pre-event email for your allocated arrival entrance.

    The event will begin promptly, and we are unable to admit latecomers joining after the event has started. No refunds or exchanges will be given to latecomers after the event has started.

    The Museum cannot guarantee exclusive access before the Museum opens to the public.

    Your Dinotour ticket includes free entry to the rest of the Museum, which you're free to explore after the tour ends at 10.00.

    In line with other tours, and due to the level of the content, the recommended minimum age for this event is 11 years and up.

    Tickets must be purchased in advance. We are unable to accommodate additional guests on the day.

    A free ticket for a carer accompanying a guest with a disability can be requested on +44 (0)20 7942 5000, Monday to Friday, 9.30-17.30, subject to availability.

    This event is wheelchair accessible.

    There will be no cloakroom available. Please keep belongings to a minimum.

    There is no seating available on the tour route.

    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 experience for guests at all times.

    Ticket prices are subject to change.

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

Discount Member tickets

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

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