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.

School events calendar

Find activities happening on a particular date, or filter by Key Stage or event type.

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.

Key Stage 1 (ages 5-7)

Super Stegosaurus Workshop

Discover how scientists piece together fossil finds.

Storytelling with Puppets

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

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.

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.

Explore and Discover guides - primary

Our interactive booklets provide pupils with structured gallery activities.

The Variety Show

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

Investigate science centre

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

Mary Anning

Meet famous Victorian fossil hunter Mary Anning and learn about fossilisation and adaption.

Wallace and Evolution

Meet Victorian scientist and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace and learn about adaptation, life cycles and evolution by natural selection.

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)

Biology AS and A-Level Day

Bring your budding biologists to meet our scientists, take guided tours and explore our exhibitions.

Cocoon

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

The Great Debate

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

Nature Live

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

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