Chock-a-block with LEGO

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Natural History Museum

Take your children along to a enjoy a free “edutaining” workshop, between 3rd and 5th August, thanks to LEGO at the Natural History Museum

Children aged six years and up are welcome to join the sustainable superhero Plantus Maximus at the Kensington museum and learn more about the natural world through fun and interactive LEGO® brick-building experiences.

To celebrate the arrival of the first LEGO bricks made from plants, children are challenged to combine LEGO plant elements and bricks to build their own sustainable superhero and create a natural habitat fit for Plantus Maximus and his friends.

You can embark on a special adventure with Plantus Maximus around the museum to learn more about the environment, natural world and how to help protect our planet. Kids and families are also invited to join in a variety of free activities and events over the same period.

The Natural History Museum exists to inspire a love of the natural world and unlock answers to the big issues facing humanity and the planet. It is a world-leading science research centre, and through its unique collection and unrivalled expertise it is tackling issues such as food security, eradicating diseases and managing resource scarcity.

It is the most visited natural history museum in Europe and the top science attraction in the UK, attracting more than 4.5 million visitors each year.

Online booking is essential for the LEGO® Build sessions; visit

Life in the dark

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Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum takes visitors from tree-tops to sea beds to celebrate biodiversity and the amazing power of nature, with it latest family-friendly display. From fish to foxes, bats to boas, visitors can get up-close to a huge variety of elusive creatures, in its latest exhibition: Life In The Dark.

Professor Geoff Boxshall, science lead, explains: “At any one time, half the world is in darkness, and no sunlight ever reaches the deep sea or underground caves. Yet the night-time world is teeming with life and both the deep sea and caves are inhabited by a myriad of species. Even in the absence of light, life has found a way.”

This family-friendly exhibition delves into the darkest corners of earth to reveal a vibrant ecosystem as rich and diverse as any in sunlight. Utilising the latest advances, the museum has researched a huge variety of specimens and species in previously inaccessible and challenging places.

As well as coming face-to-face with some of the planet’s most elusive animals, visitors will can enjoy immersive installations, transporting them from the chaos of a bat-filled cave past live specimens and on to the spectacular luminescence of a deep sea light show. You’ll be among the first to see recently identified specimens, entirely new to science.

Be enlightened by the darkness at this summer’s most fascinating exploration, and discover that when the lights go out, the action begins.

Free late event on Friday, 27th July, 6-10pm, visit