Natural History Museum Alive

David Attenborough takes us on a journey through the Natural History Museum in London, revealing it as it’s never been seen before

Released : 2014

Runtime : 60 minutes

As the doors are locked and night falls, David Attenborough meets the extinct creatures that fascinate him the most, as they magically come alive in front of his eyes – dinosaurs, ice age beasts and giant reptiles.

This is a special collaboration of experts and curators from the Natural History Museum with 3D and ground-breaking CGI technology.  Set within the spectacular Natural History Museum, Attenborough is able to analyse each specimen, piecing together the clues before finally revealing each creature as it has never been seen before.

David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive App produced alongside the 3D production, is a unique and exciting interactive journey, bringing the user face-to-face with some of the museum’s most striking specimens.  Join David Attenborough in a rich, in-depth, guide to ten fascinating, but now extinct creatures from the museum. From Gigantopithecus, the towering ape who might just be the Yeti; to the quarter-ton, terrifying sabre-toothed Smilodon; and the museum’s most famous dinosaur, Diplodocus – all these creatures are re-animated in accordance with the latest scientific research.

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