Twilight World

Twilight World takes you on a weird and wonderful journey through an indoor exhibit where night and day have been reversed. You begin your journey in a dusky desert at sunset – where you can see sand cats, mongoose and the critically endangered Turkish spiny mice. You then follow the path through a nocturnal forest, home to our rare family of aye ayes and a host of other unusual creatures of the night.

Next, venture into the underground home of fascinating creatures such as the blind naked mole rat. Your journey ends at ‘dawn’ in a creaking old town house, home to dozens of tiny house mice and black and brown rats.

All the displays in Twilight World make full use of light, sound, humidity and smell to help recreate natural habitats.

Guided Tour

Guests can now take part in immersive daily tours inside our walk-through exhibit, Twilight World - where night and day have been reversed.

One of our expert rangers will point out our animals with a red light torch and will explain their behaviours, characteristics and habitat preferences.   

You’ll be transported through the dusky desert where you will see sand cats, mongoose and our Turkish spiny mice. You’ll then frolic through our nocturnal forest, where you will catch a glimpse of our three aye ayes as well as our two pygmy slow lorises.

Finally you’ll visit the old town house, home to rats and mice among other little creatures. If you look around the kitchen you may see some tiny, cheese-loving residents running around inside cupboards, a microwave and a washing machine. 

Twilight Tours will run until Friday 7 April. They are free and run once a day at 1pm for around 20 minutes. The exhibit is always open to guests not taking part in the tour. See the rest of of the talks here >


Please note that Twilight World is very dark. It is advised that people allow their eyes to adjust before entering. The exhibit is wheelchair and pram/buggy accessible. Flash lighting is strictly prohibited as it frightens our residents. 




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