Festive Fun at the Natural History Museum

13 November 2023 to 23 December 2023 Natural History Museum

Celebrate Christmas in style this year with a number of festive events for all to enjoy, including an after-hours event with bespoke wintery tours and workshops and special Storytelling with Santa sessions for the young ones.

With an impressive selection of exciting festive events, treat your family and friends to the ultimate prehistoric preamble to Christmas at the Natural History Museum. From seasonal science stations to wintery workshops, we’ve got a whole bunch of after-hours fun with a festive twist for you to enjoy. We’ll also be giving out a prize for the most festive outfit, so don’t forget to don your best Christmassy get up.

Grab a mulled wine and a minced pie and get into the Christmas spirit. See some stunning snowy scenes at our Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition and make a last-minute visit to our Titanosaur: Life as the Biggest Dinosaur exhibition before it closes in the new year.

Tickets for Christmas at the Museum, available now both in the Museum and online, will also include entry to the Museum’s current headline exhibitions. Experience stunning snowy scenery amongst the incredible imagery of Wildlife Photographer of the Year; or, make a last-minute visit to Titanosaur: Life as the Biggest Dinosaur, ahead of its closure in the new year.

Further Information: Christmas at the Museum

Additionally, families can come and visit Santa in his beautiful, wintery wonderland and join onto one of many Storytelling with Santa sessions running throughout the day from 11-23 December.  Join Santa for a special Christmas story, followed by both a festive photo with Father Christmas and a gift with every child’s ticket. Organised for all ages, the 10.15am slot will be a SEN session suitable for neurodivergent audiences.

Haven’t got all your Christmas shopping done yet? Don’t worry, we’re here to help.  Visit the Museum’s gift shop with an array of festive and educational gifts for everyone. From eco-friendly tree decorations to this year’s Museum Christmas jumper and matching scarf and hat, featuring some of the Museum’s most beloved dino skeletons, we’ve got something for everyone.

Further Information: Storytelling with Santa

Tickets:  What's on | Natural History Museum (nhm.ac.uk)