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Browse our face-to-face programme

To plan what activities you want to book for your visit to the Museum, you can browse event details and dates from the pages in this section.

Browse school activities at the Museum

Free learning activities for all at the Museum

Come face-to-face with stunning specimens, historic characters, live animals and Museum scientists in our fantastic free events and activities.

Whether you’re a young or adult learner, we’ve got something that will enrich your time at the Museum.

Use these pages to plan your visit to the Museum and to download activities to do before and after your trip. If you are bringing a school group to the Museum, start with the planning a school visit page:

Highlights for schools

The Colour of Nature
The Colour of Nature

Get hands on with Museum specimens and find out how colouration can increase chances of survival and reproduction.

variety show
The Variety Show

Excite and enthuse your students with the diversity, complexity and beauty of life on Earth in this fun, interactive science show. 

Animal Vision show
Animal Vision

Find out about the amazing adaptations that allow animals to see in this live animal show.

Biology As and A-Level day
Biology AS and A-Level day

Meet museum scientists and find out about their work, participate in a Taxonomy workshop, and witness the scale of our collections on a tour of the Darwin Centre, our Zoology research and storage facility.

What's on

  • Gallery Character: Mary Anning
    Gallery Character: Mary Anning

    School event (KS2): Meet pioneering nineteenth-century fossil hunter Mary Anning.
    23 Apr 2014, 10:30

  • Investigate for schools
    Investigate for schools

    School event (KS1, 2 and 3): Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre.
    28 Apr 2014, 10:30

  • Minibeast Pond Safari
    Minibeast Pond Safari

    Schools event (KS2) - Allow your students to pond dip and explore life in a pond habitat in this Wildlife Garden workshop
    28 Apr 2014, 10:30

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Planning a school trip or looking for online activities? The Teachers' resource offers quick and easy access to all the learning outcomes that the Museum has to offer.