Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)

Browse our programme of learning activities for children aged 11-14. All learning activities are free, but should be booked in advance by phoning the Museum booking team on +44 (0)20 7942 5555.

  • Rocks the House science show for schools
    Earth science show - Rocks the House

    Learn about the powerful interactions that cause volcanoes and earthquakes in this action-packed science show.

  • 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.

  • A view of Investigate
    Investigate

    Touch it, weigh it, measure it. From beetles and snake skins to meteorites and skulls. Hundreds of real, natural history specimens for students to touch and explore are in our hands-on science centre.

  • Explore and Discover Guide
    Explore and Discover guides

    Our self-led discovery guides and new Explore and Discover series are a great way to see the galleries while supporting National Curriculum learning.

  • Scientists have started moving in to the new high-tech labs
    A Day in the Life of a Scientist

    Get the most out of your visit to the Darwin Centre Cocoon with these curriculum-linked activities.

  • Artist's impression of visitors inside the cocoon
    Cocoon experience

    Immerse yourself in the Cocoon experience, a brand new journey through the Darwin Centre. This interactive and visually stunning experience will inspire your students to look at the variety of life in a different way.

  • Animal Vision show
    Animal Vision

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

  • 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. 

  • Visitors engaging with interactive exhibits on the self-led Cocoon tour.
    Science Day at the Darwin Centre

    Make the most of your visit to the Museum with this exciting 3-hour timetable combining the Cocoon experience, the Variety Show and gallery time.

School bookings

Book all school activities in advance on +44 (0)20 7942 5555. Lines are open Monday-Friday from 8.30-16.00 during term time and 10.00-13.00 in the holidays.