Navigate through coral reefs in new NHM exhibition

Date Posted: 10/06/2014

The Natural History Museum will open students’ eyes to life beneath the ocean waves in its spring exhibition Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea, opening 27th March 2015.

The new exhibition, launched on 8th June 2014 - World Oceans Day - will feature a live coral reef, a virtual dive and over 200 specimens.

Displays will include specimens collected by Darwin on the HMS Beagle expedition from 1831 to 1836, plus giant washing machine-sized ‘Turbinaria’ coral.

It will also feature some of the strange and spectacular creatures that call the reefs home, from venomous blue-ringed octopus to tiny sponge crabs. 

Exhibition partner Catlin Group Limited, sponsor of the Catlin Seaview Survey, will showcase panoramic imagery from the research project displayed on 180-degree screens, to help visitors experience what it’s like to navigate through coral reefs.

Teachers and school trip organisers planning a visit to the London museum should telephone the schools booking line.

For more school trip information contact:

020-7942 5555

Photo credit: Belize, Caribbean © Catlin Seaview Survey. All Rights Reserved.


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