This activity is free and has curriculum links appropriate for Reception and KS1 students.
Encourage pupils to engage with specimens through role-play, donning hats and binoculars and taking up a self-guided Explorer challenge through the Museum.
Activities are designed to encourage scientific enquiry and observation while appealing to the imagination and sense of adventure.
Divide your class into groups, each with an adult leader who can explain activities and encourage observation and discussion. Teachers and accompanying adults will be given activity instruction booklets to help them support the learning experience.
You can download and print the educator' guide, activity sheets and explorers' passport below. This is for reference purposes only as booked schools groups will receive copies of these when they visit.
Educator's guide, including curriculum links PDF (1004.3 KB)
All school activities must be booked in advance. To book, please call our school bookings line between 08.30-16.00, Monday to Friday during term-time, or 10.00-13.00 during the school holidays.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5555
In 2003 nearly 12,000 scientists from over 60 countries came to work at the Museum.