The Variety Show

Event information

Event type: show

Location: Attenborough Studio

Suitable for: Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11), key stage 3 (ages 11-14)

Capacity: 90 students

Duration: 35 minutes

Ticket prices:

£3 per student
Booking required

There are over two million species on this planet - but how do we go about identifying and grouping them? Join us in this interactive science show as your students classify themselves to find where humans sit in the tree of life.

Students will discover the vast diversity of life on this planet, find out about how scientists group living things, and see how they as humans are related to all life on Earth.

They will also get the chance to do the job of scientists by identifying a mystery specimen - that's if they survive a close encounter with a giant squid.

Curriculum links for KS2: Living things and their habitats; evolution and inheritance

Curriculum links for KS3: Genetics and evolution; the skeletal and muscular systems; nutrition and digestion

Pre-visit information and curriculum links for Key Stage 2 PDF (59KB)

Pre-visit information and curriculum links for Key Stage 3 PDF (59KB)

Event dates
16 January 2019 10.30-11.00, 11.30-12.00, 12.30-13.00, 13.30-14.00
17 January 2019 10.30-11.00, 11.30-12.00
18 January 2019 10.30-11.00, 11.30-12.00, 12.30-13.00, 13.30-14.00
7 February 2019 10.30-11.00, 11.30-12.00
8 February 2019 10.30-11.00, 11.30-12.00, 12.30-13.00, 13.30-14.00
25 February 2019 10.30-11.00, 11.30-12.00, 12.30-13.00, 13.30-14.00
26 February 2019 10.30-11.00, 11.30-12.00, 12.30-13.00, 13.30-14.00
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How to book

To book this workshop available at our Museum in South Kensington, call our school bookings team on +44(0)20 7942 5555.

Please read the pre-booking checklist (pdf 69kB) before you phone.

Lines are open Monday-Friday from 8.30-16.00.

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.