Ancient Oceans will take visitors on a journey beneath the waves to discover the fascinating and strange creatures that inhabited the world’s Jurassic seas at a time when dinosaurs ruled the land. Immersive state-of-the-art CGI experiences will bring visitors face-to-face with some of the most ferocious creatures ever to rule the seas.
With more than nine million specimens, the Natural History Museum’s fossil collection is the largest and most comprehensive in the world. Ancient Oceans will feature some of the rarest and most remarkable specimens, including complete, fully articulated fossil skeletons. Displayed together for the first time, they tell a compelling story of a prehistoric underwater environment radically different from our seas today.
As visitors explore the seas of the Jurassic, they will discover how these giant marine creatures evolved from land-dwelling reptiles, with some species becoming bigger and fiercer than the dinosaurs roaming the land. Visitors will learn how these highly adapted hunters came to dominate their marine environment, becoming the top predators millions of years before sharks were.