Exhibition: Whales: Beneath the surface

This exhibition CLOSED on Wed, 28th Feb 2018

This exhibition has finished.

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

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.


Location

Natural History Museum,

Cromwell Road, London,
SW7 5BD

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