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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
Sebastião Salgado: Genesis
11 April - 8 September 2013
10.00 – 17.50. Waterhouse Gallery
Explore the majesty of nature and our relationship with the planet through the work of this award-winning photographer. View extraordinary landscape and wildlife photography and glimpses of remote communities, traditions and cultures.
Butterfly house and exhibition
29 March - 15 September 2013
Experience 100s of live butterflies in our tropical butterfly house. Discover their amazing life cycle from chomping caterpillars to pupae and beyond. Take on challenges, try out fun games and activities and be amazed at the variety of these beautiful creatures.
Extinction: Not the End of the World?
8 February - 8 September 2013
10:00 - 17:50
Look beyond dodos and dinosaurs and explore the crucial role of extinction in the evolution of life. Can conservation save endangered species? Or are we about to cause the next extinction? Discover remarkable stories of lost species and mass extinction survivors through the latest scientific findings, real specimens, astonishing images and interactive installations.
Book a visit to the Dinosaurs gallery
Free timed tickets: get in quicker
25 May - 2 June 2013
Just book online then print your e-tickets, or show them to us on your smartphone.
You can visit the gallery without a ticket but you might need to queue at busy times.
Sleepover event for kids
Next event: 28 September 2013
Begins 19:00, ends 9:50 the next day
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.
Wallace versus Darwin - Wallace100 lecture
5th in a series of free monthly lectures
6 June 2013, 16:30 - 17:30
James Moore explores the differences between Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, both in their socioeconomic backgrounds and their approaches to science.
Dino Snores for Grown Ups
All-night event for adults
Next date: 16 August 2013
Begins at 19:30. Ends 9:30 the following day
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.
For further information or if you have a problem while trying to book an event, please email us or call our ticket enquiries on +44 (0)20 7942 5725. Please note Dinosaur gallery tickets can only be booked online.
Tickets are delivered in electronic format only. No paper tickets are delivered by post.
You can book tickets up to 1 day before the day you want to visit.
Museum Members can visit exhibitions at any time without purchasing a ticket and are allocated 10 guest passes for non-member family and friends per year.
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