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Natural History Museum, London
Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD London, United Kingdom
#Dawnosaurs is a free event that lets autistic children enjoy the Museum with their families and siblings, free from the hustle and bustle of the general public.
Visitors have access to a wide-ranging programme of activities, including a chance to see, meet and even touch live animals. All activities are supported by experienced, autism-aware facilitators.
A dedicated Sensory Room will also be available for those children needing a quieter and calmer space.
This event is best for children aged five to 15, and siblings are welcome.
Spaces are in high demand, and tickets are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Adult tickets are limited to three per group.
** Frequently asked questions
* Who is this event for?
#Dawnosaurs events are suitable for children on the autistic spectrum between the ages of five and 15. Saturday clubs and out-of-school clubs are also welcome.
When are the events?
On particular Saturdays across the year we open the Museum early at 8.00. Not all areas of the Museum will be open during Dawnosaurs.
Our interactive Investigate science centre and the adjacent Sensory Room remain open exclusively to booked Dawnosaurs guests until 11.00.
* How does it work?
We will email more information about your visit a week in advance, to help you prepare your child for your visit. On the day you will be given a programme and map to let you know what you can do.
At 10.00 the Museum will be open to the general public. At this point you are welcome to stay and explore other galleries that were not available during #Dawnosaurs. Some areas will remain exclusively for #Dawnosaurs guests until 11.00.
For more information, email [email protected]
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You will be notified when bookings are open four weeks before each event.