Dino Snores for Kids

Fun for the whole family

This unique sleepover gives kids aged 7 to 11 the chance to explore the Museum after dark while taking part in fun and educational activities.

Ever wonder what happens in the Museum when everyone's gone home?

The night begins as you set up camp in one of the Museum's spectacular galleries, including Hintze Hall.

Awesome activities

This action-packed night is not for the faint hearted, and there will be plenty to learn and discover during your stay at the Museum.

Stalk the galleries as night descends and find T. rex in hidden in shadows. You'll also have the chance to:

  • explore a torch-lit trail
  • get creative with a dinosaur t-shirt-making workshop
  • dig deeper with an educational science show presented by a Museum scientist

At midnight, it's time to settle down to sleep. In the morning, breakfast is served bright and early and you'll get to experience a live animal show before waving goodbye to the Museum when it opens to the public at 10.00.

Event dates
16 August 2019 18.45-10.00 (Sold out)
20 September 2019 18.45-10.00 (Sold out)
12 October 2019 18.45-10.00 (Sold out)
16 November 2019 18.45-10.00 (Sold out)
11 January 2020 18.45-10.00
7 February 2020 18.45-10.00
29 February 2020 18.45-10.00
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Please note, general tickets are now sold out for Dino Snores for Kids on 20 September, but there are still access tickets available for D/deaf visitors.

      

Important information

This event is for children aged 7 to eleven.

Bookings are required. No refunds will be given.

The event will begin at 18.45 and we cannot allow entry after 20.00.

Please read the Dino Snores for Kids FAQ before booking to ensure you get the most out of the event.

The consumption of alcohol is strictly forbidden at Dino Snores for Kids. We reserve the right to search your bags and test your liquids and confiscate any alcohol. In extreme circumstances, anyone behaving inappropriately, for alcohol-related reasons or otherwise, may be ejected from the event at the discretion of the Event Manager and security team.

In some activities, the activity leader may request volunteers. We cannot guarantee that everyone who volunteers will be selected. For the welfare of the animals, the Animal Man is unable to let guests meet the animals after the show. 

Guests will be divided into teams for the activities. Sleeping areas are different for each team and we cannot guarantee where you will be sleeping in advance.

You may change your booking to an alternative Dino Snores for Kids date as long as you inform us at least 30 days before the date of your original booking. Alternative dates are subject to availability and must take place within one year of your original booking. A £5 administration will be charged for each changed ticket.

All groups, including school and youth groups, must pay by card or invoice in advance of the event. We are unable to reserve tickets until full payment has been received.

Please note that we cannot guarentee that you will be able to regain entry if you choose to leave the premises on the night of the event. 

Disabled helper tickets are available on request, subject to availability.

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 and excellent experience for all guests at all times.

The Natural History Museum does not recommend parking on Princes Gardens or Prince Consort Road due to recent criminal activity. All parking is at the vehicle-owners own risk.

Contact us

For large groups and special assistance please phone +44 (0)20 7942 5725.

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

Buy your tickets today

This unique sleepover gives kids aged seven to 11 the chance to explore the Museum after dark.

Access tickets for D/deaf visitors on 20 September

An interpreter will be available for D/deaf visitors between 19.15 and 23.15 at the 20 September event. Places are limited and can be booked below. 

Please note you need to buy an access ticket if you aren't D/deaf but are booking in a group with a guest who is D/deaf. This is so that you can all be placed in the same group on the night. 

Discount Member tickets

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

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