Hands-on workshops

Get to grips with how science works in a workshop, led by our team of dedicated science educators.

  • Human Evolution workshop
    Human Evolution workshop

    Challenge your students with this hands-on workshop that explores the evolutionary relationships between present day Homo sapiens and ancient humans, applying analytical techniques used by Museum scientists.

  • 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

    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.

  • Great debate workshop
    The Great Debate schools workshop

    Plunge your students into the fiery debate surrounding Darwin's theory of evolution with our unique activity for Key Stage 4.

  • Biology As and A-Level day
    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.

  • Cutting Edge workshop
    The Cutting Edge schools workshop

    Handle, observe and compare a variety of animal skulls in this interactive workshop.

  • Allosaurus skull on display in the Natural History Museum
    Dino Scene Investigation

    Find out how palaeontologists study fossils by performing your own dinosaur dig.

  • Wildlife Garden activities
    Wildlife Garden activities

    Thousands of native species of plants and animals live in our garden making it the perfect place to explore National Curriculum themes.

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.