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Calling all explorers!

Come on an expedition to see how animals and plants survive in extreme heat, cold, dryness and constant darkness or with little oxygen in our new family friendly exhibition.

See some of the animals that live in these environments, watch films that make you shiver, feel the air-conditioning inside an ostrich’s beak, try to keep up with the drinking speed of a camel or see how much fat you have compared with a seal.

Extremes mixes hands-on experiences including games and experiments, with films and taxidermy animal specimens. This exhibition is in three languages – English, Spanish and French.

Ticket prices: £3.30 Child, £6.60 Adult, £16.50 Family (prices include 10% voluntary Gift Aid donation)

Tickets are on sale now and can be booked below. Horniman Members go free.

Please note: Extremes opens to the public from 12.30pm on Saturday 15 February 2014.

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Ticket type Price Number Total Price
Total Amount £0.00
Combined Adult £8.00 £0.00
Combined Child £4.00 £0.00
Combined Family £20.00 £0.00
Extremes Adult £6.00 £0.00
Extremes Child £3.00 £0.00
Extremes Family £15.00 £0.00

Join Horniman Members to enjoy unlimited entry to Extremes and our Aquarium ►

· Combined tickets also include entry to the Horniman Aquarium on the day specified.
· These prices include a 10% voluntary Gift Aid donation. If you are not eligible or do not wish to pay this, please un-tick the box below.
· Tickets are valid for single entry only.
· Family tickets are for 5 people, up to 2 adults and 3 children (aged 3-16 years).
· Free for children under 3.
· Any paying visitor with special needs can be accompanied by their carer free of charge.
· You can buy a maximum of ten tickets in one transaction.
· Free entry to all permanent collections and temporary exhibitions for National Art Pass holders.
· Tickets for 15 February 2014 will be valid from 12.30pm onwards.

Gift aid

Gift aid

Gift aid

Gift Aid admission includes an additional voluntary donation. If you are a UK tax payer, Gift Aid admissions allow us to claim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent – which significantly boosts our funds. You must be paying enough income tax and/or capital gains tax to cover the amount of tax that all charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs you donate to will reclaim for each tax year (6 April to 5 April). Council tax and VAT do not count.

I wish to make an additional donation to my ticket price, enabling the Horniman to claim Gift Aid.

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