15F6 Things to do for schools | Natural History Museum

Things to do for schools

Students taking part in a workshop

Find workshops, science shows and self-led activities for students of all ages.

All our activities are developed by professional science educators and support the national curriculum.

To check availability, call the school bookings team on +44 (0)207 942 5555.

Choose activities by Key Stage from the list below.

School groups can also book discounted tickets for exhibitions at the Museum.

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Early Years Foundation Stage (five years and under)

Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals

Carry out your own scientific inquiry on this self-guided tour.

Storytelling with Puppets

Explore natural history and curriculum science through puppets and popular stories.

Wildlife Garden Explorers

Lead your class as they take on the role of explorers in this outdoor workshop.

Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7)

5B40 Dino Dan

Our intrepid explorer Dino Dan will tell you all about his exciting adventures in this fun session.

Circadian Sam

Investigate animals’ sleeping habitats with the ever-popular gallery character, Circadian Sam.

Explore and Discover guides - primary

Our interactive booklets provide pupils with structured gallery activities.

Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals

Carry out your own scientific inquiry on this self-guided tour.

Storytelling with Puppets

Explore natural history and curriculum science through puppets and popular stories.

Super Stegosaurus Workshop

Discover how scientists piece together fossil finds.

Wildlife Garden Explorers

Lead your class as they take on the role of explorers in this outdoor workshop.

Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11)

Cutting Edge Workshop

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

Dino Scene Investigation

Perform your own fossil dig and draw conclusions about how dinosaurs looked in this hands-on workshop.

Dino Scientists

Work out the diet, movements and habitats of ancient fossil animals in this self-led activity. 

Emergency! Earthquakes and Volcanoes Show

Transform into scientists to save a town from geological catastrophe in this action-packed science show.

Evolution Workshop

Compare fossils and explore how life has changed over time in this workshop.

Mary Anning

Hear Mary Anning's stories about her life as a pioneering fossil hunter in this interactive gallery session.

The Variety Show

Get your students excited about the diversity, complexity and beauty of life on Earth with this interactive show.

Minibeast Pond Survey

Observe, identify and record the invertebrates living in our Wildlife Garden pond in this outdoor workshop.

Investigate science centre

Students can touch hundreds of real natural history specimens in our hands-on science centre.

Explore and Discover guides - primary

Our interactive booklets provide pupils with structured gallery activities.

Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14)

Cocoon

Inspire your students to learn more about the diversity of life by visiting this interactive gallery.

Rocks the House

Learn about the powerful interactions that cause volcanoes and earthquakes in this action-packed science show.

Explore and Discover guides - secondary

Support national curriculum learning with these interactive gallery guides.

Investigate science centre

Students can touch hundreds of real natural history specimens in our hands-on science centre.

The Variety Show

Get your students excited about the diversity, complexity and beauty of life on Earth with this interactive show.

Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16)

The Great Debate

Discover how Darwin's theory of evolution shook the scientific world and stage your own great debate.

Cocoon

Inspire your students to learn more about the diversity of life by visiting this interactive gallery.

Explore and Discover guides - secondary

Support national curriculum learning with these interactive gallery guides.

Post-16 (ages 16-18)

Cocoon

Inspire your students to learn more about the diversity of life by visiting this interactive gallery.

Nature Live

Find out about the fascinating work carried out by our researchers and curators in regular talks.

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