Biology AS and A-Level day

Bring your budding biologists along to meet our scientists, take guided tours and explore our exhibitions at the Museum’s biology days.

Our biology days are free and include:

  • A facilitated group discussion with a Museum scientist in the hi-tech Attenborough Studio. Our scientist will discuss their work and then open the floor to questions to get students thinking about how science works.
  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the Spirit Collection and its 22 million specimens.
  • Free time to explore the Museum, including the Cocoon gallery, which shows how our scientists use the Museum’s specimens to help protect biodiversity and understand the natural world.
  • A reserved spot for lunch in the Museum’s picnic area.

Biology days complement all AS and A-Level biology courses. You can ask for our scientists to be briefed on the Edexcel visit report coursework before your visit.

Dates:

Go to the events calendar to see forthcoming dates

Booking:

Biology days are free for schools, but places must be booked in advance by calling the Museum booking team on +44 (0)20 7942 5555.

Capacity: 60 people in total (students and teachers).

Duration:
  • The Spirit Collection tours run between 10.30 and 2.00 and last for 30 minutes.
  • The discussion with our scientist starts at 12.30 and runs for 45 minutes.
  • Students can explore the rest of the Museum during the free time between these sessions.

You can arrange a time for the Spirit Collection tour and reserve a spot for lunch in the picnic area on booking. Our team will advise you on how long you will need for your visit once you’ve booked.

All post-16 activities

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.