Dinosaur Encounter

Come face-to-face with your favourite dinosaurs in Dinosaur Encounter – a thrilling exhibition from London’s Natural History Museum.



Open 10am-4pm | 10am-9pm on Fridays

You'll be transported back in time to when dinosaurs ruled the land with impressive animatronic dinosaurs featuring a roaring, snorting T-Rex, lifelike models and fossil replicas.

Adults - £7.50
Concessions - £6.50
Children (5-16 years) - £5
Children aged 4 and under - FREE
Family (applies to 2 adults and up to 3 children) - £20

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Drop-in Dino Doodling and Craft Activities
Available daily
10 am – 4 pm
Free Dino themed drawing and craft activities in the Usher Gallery.
Please note: These activities are not available during Museum Lates.

Museum Lates
Every Friday
19 July – 6 September
10 am – 9 pm
We are extending our opening hours every Friday night throughout the exhibition to give visitors even more chance to see Dinosaur Encounter. Don’t forget our museum galleries and café are open late too!

Entry to the Exhibition:
Adults £7.50 Concessions £6.50
Children £5.00 Family £20

Some activities may incur an additional charge.

Book tickets here


   • Online: BOOK NOW
   • In person: Our friendly Visitor Experience team can assist you with purchasing tickets at both the museum and Usher Gallery reception desks.  We are open daily 10 am – 4 pm.
   • By phone: Please call 01522 782040 and ask to be transferred to The Collection.  We are only able to take calls during our opening hours - daily 10 am – 4 pm.

When buying tickets online, simply choose the date of your visit.  When you have made your booking, you will be emailed a confirmation number. Please bring this confirmation number with you on the day of your visit and join the main queue. Pre-booked online tickets DO NOT include a queue jump facility.

If you don’t want to buy your tickets in advance you can simply turn up and pay on the door, but please note that there are only a limited number of tickets available on the day, purchasing a ticket in advance guarantees you entry on the day. There are no time-slots for visits so you can come along at a time that best suits you.  We anticipate being busiest between 11 am and 2 pm each day.  This is when queues are more likely.  If you would prefer a quieter visit, we recommend arriving for 10 am when we open or after 2.30 pm.

Pre-book your tickets now to secure your chosen date, extra tickets will be made available prior to the exhibition opening.

Your Commitment to us
When you confirm your purchase, you are accepting that these terms and conditions form the basis of any contract between The Collection and yourself.

The description and price of tickets you order will be on shown on The Collection website at the time you place your order. Prices are in UK Sterling and inclusive of any applicable taxes with there are no surcharges whatsoever. Once you have paid, we will not increase the price of your tickets.

Entry to Dinosaur Encounter will be on the presentation of a ticket. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Only in exceptional circumstances and subject to availability can your booking be changed.
Children under 16 must be accompanied at all times. Proof of entitlement may be required for concession tickets.

Online Security
To ensure that your online shopping experience is secure, your credit/debit card details will be encrypted on a secure server to minimise the possibility of someone being able to read them as they are sent over the internet.

Unfortunately we cannot issue any refunds for cancellations.

Online Booking
No ticket may be resold.
Please bring along your booking reference number, print out or your e-ticket.
Prices are correct at the time of going to press and are subject to change without notification.