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- Select and purchase your tickets from our secure online shop.
- Use the link we send you in our confirmation email to view your e-tickets.
- Take a note of your ticket reference number, or print your e-ticket, and show it to us when you arrive.
Save paper. Instead of printing your e-ticket voucher, you can just note down your ticket reference number. You need only the ticket reference number to gain entry to the event.
Your ticket reference number begins with a letter followed by 6 numbers, for example C123456. For more information visit About online ticketing.
Exhibitions and events
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013
18 October 2013 - 23 March 2014
10.00-17.50. Waterhouse Gallery.
From animal portraits and spectacular landscapes to wildlife photojournalism and underwater worlds, be amazed by our planet's extraordinary diversity, captured by the best photographers around the world.
31 October 2013 - 5 January 2014
Opening hours vary. East Lawn.
Skate in the magical setting of the Museum gardens, eat and drink in the Café Bar and go for a spin on the carousel. Tickets are managed by Ticketmaster so are subject to additional booking and handling fees.
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
Human origins exhibition
13 February - 28 September 2014
Relive the dramatic story of prehistoric Britain, its people and changing landscapes. Rare specimens, unique archaeological treasures and the latest research recreate this exciting glimpse into our past, a decade in the making.
Handheld multimedia guide
Available to hire all day
Discover the stories and science behind our specimens and exhibits. Pick up a touchscreen guide, take it with you and explore the Museum.
Night Safari with MasterCard - Africa
9 December 2013
19.00–22.00. Central Hall
Go on a midwinter night’s safari tour of the Museum, hear talks about the jaw-dropping diversity of Africa’s wildlife and our scientists’ work on this wondrous continent.
Dino Snores for Grown-ups
All-night event for adults
28 December 2013
19.30-09.30 next day. Central Hall.
Enjoy a unique evening of food, music, science, art and cinema in London's celebrated home of the dinosaurs. And, if you can tear yourself away from the activities, sleep over.
Sleepover event for kids
10 January 2014
Dino Claus Christmas special
19.30-09.30 next day. Central Hall.
Stalk the Museum's corridors by night, take part in a torch-lit dinosaur trail and much more. Afterwards, sleep in the Central Hall, if you dare...
For children aged 7-11 years old. Minimum 5 children and 1 adult per group. Question? Email the Dino Snores team.
Nature on Canvas: The Art of Drawing Dinosaurs
10 week art course
23 January - 27 March 2014
19.00-21.00. Attenborough Studio.
Create lifelike dinosaur drawings in this 10-week course led by palaeo-artist Steve White. All materials provided.
Crime Scene Live
Immersive forensic science event
25 April 2014
19.00-22.00. Flett Theatre.
Could you catch a killer? Become a crime scene investigator at this award-winning evening event. Join forensic scientists and real detectives and barristers to collect, process and cross examine evidence at a trial.
Help with tickets
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A few things to note
- Tickets are electronic only - we don't send them by post.
- You can book tickets up to 3 hours before the event.
- Members can visit exhibitions at any time without a ticket, and they get 10 guest passes each year for friends and family.
- At certain times of year you can book free Dinosaur gallery tickets online.
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