Meet our scientists without leaving your classroom

The Learning team is constantly developing new ways your pupils can engage with cutting-edge scientific research at the Natural History Museum.

You could visit the Darwin Centre to explore world-class science in action, but if you can’t, you can still access our programmes without even having to leave your classroom.

On Mondays we host online webstreaming sessions of Nature Live events ideally suited to
A-Level students, where they can also ask our scientists questions.

In the spring term we are offering a number of places for primary and secondary schools to take part in interactive videoconferences, following scientists as they journey to remote locations to study the biodiversity of the natural world.

Contact Grace Kimble on videoconferencing@nhm.ac.uk if you have any queries.

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Get interactive

Visit the Attenborough Studio in the Darwin Centre to experience our award-winning, interactive film about evolution, narrated by Sir David Attenborough: Who Do You Think You Really Are?

This free interactive film has curriculum links appropriate for Key Stage 4 and post-16 students.

Sit back and take part in a virtual journey where you’ll see a dinosaur and an early human brought to life before your eyes, thanks to cutting-edge technology.

Experience augmented reality – the blending of computer graphics into real life – like you’ve never seen it before.

Pre-visit information and a sneak preview of the film

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The Variety Show

Excite and enthuse your students with the diversity, complexity and beauty of life on Earth in this fun, interactive science show in the Attenborough Studio. Encounter the Museum’s largest, smallest and possibly most beautiful specimens in this show about species adaptations, and how and why scientists classify all living organisms.

Key Stage 2 and 3 students will discover how humans fit into the classification system and get the chance to do the job of our enquiries service scientists, if they survive a close encounter with a giant squid that is...

Pre-visit information and curriculum links

Science Day

The Variety Show lasts just over half an hour so can also be booked as part of the Key Stage 3 Science Day (for up to 180 pupils), which includes a visit to the Darwin Centre. Use the online A Day in the Life of a Scientist lessons before and after your trip to focus pupils on gathering evidence.

More information about our Science Day

Have your say

Are you a Key Stage 4 teacher? Would you like the opportunity to use the Natural History Museum to extend and enrich the National Curriculum – or school work – for your students? Let us know how you would like to use our unique resources to shape your visit, and help us plan our future school activities.

Please complete the survey online, or alternatively contact Rachel Haydon at r.haydon@nhm.ac.uk

Online survey

Call our Bookings Office on 020 7942 5555 for
school visit enquiries and bookings.

We look forward to seeing you soon.