Life in the Dark

Museums Natural History Museum , Brompton Until Monday December 31 2018
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Life in the Dark
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If you’re missing ‘Blue Planet’, this exhibition offers another chance to see what goes on in the depths of the oceans. 'Life in the Dark' follows deep sea fish, as well as moles, moths and crocodiles to find out what they get up to in the shadows. Find out how foxes spend their nights on the prowl and discover the internal, nocturnal lives of original specimens. Find out more here

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Venue name: Natural History Museum
Contact:
Address: Cromwell Road
London
SW7 5BD
Opening hours: Daily 10am-5.50pm (last admission 5.30pm)
Transport: Tube: South Kensington
Price: Free to children aged 16 and under
Event website: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/
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    • Natural History Museum Free to children aged 16 and under
    • Natural History Museum Free to children aged 16 and under
    • Natural History Museum Free to children aged 16 and under
    • Natural History Museum Free to children aged 16 and under
    • Natural History Museum Free to children aged 16 and under
    • Natural History Museum Free to children aged 16 and under
    • Natural History Museum Free to children aged 16 and under
    • Natural History Museum Free to children aged 16 and under
    • Natural History Museum Free to children aged 16 and under
    • Natural History Museum Free to children aged 16 and under
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"Leave daylight behind" so we are told when you visit the NHM's latest exhibition, Life After Dark. Having visited, I can vouch for this.


Entirely shown in the dim lightings, you really feel the darkness around you as you learn everything you need to know about the nocturnal animal kingdom. See yourself through the eyes of a boa, smell the distinctive aroma of a bat cave, touch nocturnal animals and discover what animal doesn't even have eyes. But there's more. You learn about cave diving and beautiful videos about deep underwater excavation. 


My favourite part of the exhibition was the underwater bioluminescent room. The twinkling lights above and all around me was mesmeric and was incredibly immersive. You really feel what it is like if we were underwater by these deep underwater marine life emitting bioluminescent light to ward of danger, attract attention or even to bring in food


I've visited many special exhibitions at the NHM and not once have I been disappointed. I know what you're thinking: why pay to see this when I can see the rest of the museum for free? These exhibitions are special - they are more than just an exhibition, it's an experience too which is more than any of the free exhibitions outside. I can't recommend seeing a special, ticketed exhibition like this one enough. It's worth every penny.