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This major new exhibition explores the worlds of nocturnal animals.

Please note, to book ahead, National Art Pass tickets must be booked by calling the Natural History Museum on 0207 942 5725 and cannot currently be booked online through the Natural History Museum website. Tickets can also be bought in person at the venue.

Immersive exhibits invite visitors to step into the shadowy nocturnal world, through bat-filled caves, and down to the ‘midnight’ zones of the deep sea, exploring the lives of over 100 wild creatures that have developed extraordinary senses and behaviours in order to thrive in the dark.

Some of nature’s greatest adaptations are examined, including the blind cave fish that navigates without eyes, moths that scream at their predators and the vampire squid whose ability to flash light and turn itself ‘inside out’, makes it a master of defence and disguise.

Other star creatures in this family-friendly exhibition include the furry fennec fox, the wide-eyed tarsier, the alien-like Dumbo octopus and the aye-aye, each with their own story to tell.

Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road, London, Greater London, SW7 5BD

020 7942 5000


Opening times

Daily 10am-5.50pm

Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day

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