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Jason Allen 24/01/18

Blue Planet Lates At The Natural History Museum

Blue Planet Lates | The Natural History Museum

Blue Planet.

Such is its immense global popularity, that if it were ever cancelled it would be a very blue planet indeed.

Thankfully, that’s not the case. In fact, the producers of the show are going to be putting on a special one-off event at The Natural History Museum this Friday night.

So what can you expect?

Well, for starters you can expect the event to be free. Because it is. So just show up (early, to avoid the inevitable queue) and wander in. Inside the huge Hintze Hall, you’ll see the suspended skeleton of a blue whale, which is – lest we forget – the largest animal the earth has ever seen. Underneath it, you’ll also see a bar for a little light refreshment, and soak up Hans Zimmer’s Blue Planet II soundtrack.

Blue Planet Lates

Scattered around the museum, you’ll also come across some pop up science stations, each helmed by Blue Planet series producers and Museum scientists, who’ll be on hold to talk about the science & technology behind the making of the series.

After that, you can head over to the invertebrates gallery, which has been transformed for the evening into “an audiovisual celebration of the oceans”, replaying some of the most incredible moments from the series, all soundtracked by DJs Annie Mac, Mistajam and Benji B.

Last but not least, there’ll be a trio of talks by the Blue Planet team. These are sold out, but there will be some more tickets available on the night if you get to the ticket stand in the main Hintze Hall early enough. They’ll be talking about the Behind-the-Scenes action; the Blue Planet Giants (that is, very large animals they filmed); and Ocean’s Problem Solvers.

Who, we assume, deal with a lot of carp.

NOTE: The Blue Planet Lates are taking place this Friday the 26th at the Natural History Museum. The event is free, but the talks are currently sold out – although there will be more tickets available on the night in the main hall. You can find out more right HERE.


The Natural History Museum | Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 5BD

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Blue Planet Lates At The Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road, South Kensington, South Kensington, West London, SW7 5BD