Biology AS and A-Level Day

Event information

Event type: meet the scientist, tour

Location: Zoology spirit building

Suitable for: Key Stage 5

Capacity: 60 people, including teachers

Duration: 30 minutes (tour) plus 45 minutes (meet the scientist)

Ticket prices:

£3 per student (tour), £3 per student (meet the scientist)
Booking required

Combine a facilitated meet-the-scientist session with a behind-the-scenes tour to create an inspiring day for your students.

These sessions complement all AS and A-Level biology courses: 

  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the spirit collection and its 22 million specimens.
  • A facilitated group discussion with a Museum scientist who will discuss their research and then open the floor to questions to get students thinking about how science works.
  • Free time to explore the Museum, including the Darwin Centre's Cocoon, which shows how our scientists use the collections to help understand the natural world and protect biodiversity.

Session times and duration

The Spirit Collection Tours run between 10.30 and 13.00 and last for 30 minutes. When you book, the team will arrange a time for your tour and reserve a spot for lunch in the picnic area.

The discussion with our scientist starts at 13.30 and runs for 45 minutes. 

Students can explore the rest of the Museum during the free time between these sessions.

Event dates
19 October 2017 All Day
2 November 2017 All Day
9 November 2017 All Day
16 November 2017 All Day
23 November 2017 All Day
30 November 2017 All Day
7 December 2017 All Day
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How to book

Call our school bookings team on +44(0)20 7942 5555. 

Lines are open Monday-Friday from 8.30-16.00 during term time and 10.00-13.00 during school holidays.

Please read our payment and cancellation conditions before booking.

Essential information

Everything you need to know for a smooth-running day, from where to go for lunch to completing a risk assessment.

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