Family activities

The Museum offers a range of fun and engaging activities designed to appeal to and include all members of the family. With gallery trails, puppet shows, specimen handling and art activities, there is something for visitors of all ages and interests.

Self-led Museum trails

Hands-on activities

Shows and talks

  • Nature Live - a daily programme of topical discussions with Museum scientists.
  • Darwin Centre Spirit Collection Tour - a free behind-the-scenes tour of the Zoology Department
  • Animal Vision - find out about the amazing adaptations that allow animals to see in this live animal show.
  • Gallery characters – find out how scientists from the past contributed to current understanding of the natural world