Exhibition: Whales: Beneath the surface

This exhibition runs from Fri, 14th Jul 2017 to Wed, 28th Feb 2018. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

This exhibition has finished.

Cost: £11.50

Dive through one of the world's most compelling evolutionary journeys in this family exhibition.

More than 100 specimens from the Museum's collection will be on display together for the first time, from parts of a colossal blue whale to a small harbour porpoise.

Explore whales, dolphins and porpoises' extraordinary adaptations to their underwater environments, and learn how they are similar to us.

Travel back 50 million years to the beginning of the evolution of the whale. See how whales became sociable, aquatic mammals, some of which can communicate over vast distances.

Exhibition highlights include:

full skeletons revealing the secret to swimming like a whale
skulls, including that of a pygmy right whale, showing how whales sense and feed
organs showing how whales breathe and digest food, including a sperm whale stomach
a flipper from a blue whale
an immersive experience showing how some whales, dolphins and porpoises sense their prey using sound
the chance to compare your hand to a whale flipper

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Natural History Museum,

Cromwell Road, London,

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