• See bizarre creatures, astonishing images and real specimens • Learn about the HMS Challenger expeditions • Visit the cinema showing videos of life in the depths • Discover the exhibit of myths and monsters
DAYS OF OPERATION 28th May - 5th September 2010 Daily, including bank holidays 10.00am to 5.50pm (last admission 5.15pm) Address Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD
DESCRIPTION Plunge into the abyss at the Natural History Museum's The Deep Sea exhibition. Enter the weird and wonderful world, 11,000 metres down in the ocean, less explored than the moon's surface. See bizarre creatures, astonishing images and real specimens, some on display for the first time. Experience life in 4 zones of the deep sea, from top to bottom. Explore a diverse habitat full of floating alien creatures and dazzling lights in the darkness. See rare specimens and models from shimmering jellyfish and scary angler fish to giant spider crabs and colossal squid.
At the centre of the exhibition is a real sperm whale skeleton that has never been on display before.
Follow ocean exploration from its early days to the present, discovering historic specimens from the famous HMS Challenger expedition and a modern walk-in submersible. Other highlights are a cinema showing videos of life in the depths, an exhibit of myths and monsters, and an interactive sea map kiosk to explore the British sea bed and find out about conservation. Explore why we need to preserve our fragile oceans and what we can do in this International Year of Biodiversity.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION No flash photography is permitted in the gallery. The exhibition is suitable for families and older children aged 7 and over. A family activity guide with games and challenges for children is available. Children under 13 years of age are not permitted to enter the exhibition unless accompanied by an adult. On busy periods there may be a waiting time involved to enter the exhibition