Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea

Natural History Museum is giving delegates the chance to embark on a virtual reef dive around the venue as its newest exhibition “Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea” will be offered as an additional venue space to event organisers from Friday 27th March 2015. 

Coral reefs are home to almost a quarter of all marine species. In this new exhibition you will meet the inhabitants of these richly diverse habitats, and find out why reefs are so important and how their future is being secured.

Encounter 250 strange and beautiful specimens from our collections including the gigantic Turbinaria coral, the venomous blue-ringed octopus and coral collected by Charles Darwin.

Take a virtual reef dive, see live sea coral and fish in our aquarium and enjoy spectacular underwater photography.

Museum employee Victoria views a giant grouper fish specimen at the Natural History Museum in west London March 25, 2015. It forms part of a new exhibition, “Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea”, featuring a panoramic virtual dive and over 250 specimens from the Museum's coral, fish and marine invertebrate collection, which opens on March 27. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

Museum employee Vicky views fish and coral in an aquarium at the Natural History Museum in west London March 25, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

Museum employee Emily views a giant Turbinaria coral specimen at the Natural History Museum in west London March 25, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

Museum employee Vicky views cuttlefish and sea snake specimens at the Natural History Museum in west London March 25, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

Museum employee Vicky records fish and coral in an aquarium at the Natural History Museum in west London March 25, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)

Museum employee Victoria views a giant grouper fish specimen at the Natural History Museum in west London March 25, 2015. (Photo by Toby Melville/Reuters)