Unleash your inner-party animal at the Natural History Museum’s New Year’s Eve Party
Make a splash as you enter 2019 in the iconic Hintze Hall, dancing beneath the biggest animal to have ever lived.
Upon arrival guests will be greeted by their host for the evening, a mystical wolf, as they collect their complimentary drink and enter Hintze Hall – the epicentre of the Party Animals experience. From there the Museum is free to roam and full of fun to be had! Packed with animal-themed activities, bars serving refreshments and your fellow revellers dressed to impress, there’s not a moment to waste!
Try your luck at Musical Bingo, sample edible insects, explore two blockbuster exhibitions, or get your groove on in the Silent Disco. Meanwhile, getting the audience in a twist, will be our snake contortionist who will be wowing the crowds with her bendy moves throughout the night. There’s also animal masks to personalise and wear, entertainment from a roaming Calypso band and from the Love Cats, who will be handing out treats and messages of prosperity for 2019.
As the big moment draws closer, your host will cajole the crowds into a countdown to midnight, culminating with the chimes of Big Ben, confetti cannons, an epic balloon drop and a mass sing-along of Auld Lang Syne led by Massaoke, centre-stage in the magnificent Hintze Hall – ensuring you enter the new year with a bang!
Included in the ticket price is exclusive access to our two major exhibitions, Life in the Dark, and Wildlife Photographer of the Year 54. In Life in the Dark, descend into underground caves, plunge to the depths of our oceans and see what awakens in the night in this immersive exhibition. Meanwhile, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, now in its fifty-fourth year, showcases extraordinary animal behaviour and the breath-taking diversity of life on Earth. Chosen from over 45,000 entries by expert judges, the images are awarded for their creativity, originality and technical excellence. Explore these galleries after hours for a unique Museum experience.