Life in the Dark

Natural History Museum

13 July 2018 – 6 January 2019

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This major new exhibition explores the worlds of nocturnal animals.

Tarsier

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.

Venue information

Opening times

Daily, 10am – 5.50pm

Closed 24 – 26 Dec

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