Extinction: Not the End of the World? is open to school groups from Monday to Friday during term time from 8 February - 8 September 2013.
The exhibition is suitable for ages 7 and above (Year 3 upwards). There are links to the curriculum at Key Stage 4 and AS and A2 Level.
School pupils can visit the Extinction exhibition for the discounted price of £3 per pupil. Accompanying adults visit for free.
To book discounted tickets call the schools booking team on +44 (0)20 7942 5555. Payment must be received at least 2 weeks in advance in order to secure your booking. Maximum group size is 50 pupils.
In Extinction: Not the End of the World? students will see real specimens of extinct species, including bizarre insects, super-sized birds, giant deer, and the iconic dodo. They will learn more about our current endangered species and conservation work and explore the factors that drive extinction and past mass extinctions.
Find out about the exhibition
Download this activity sheet for schools visiting the exhibition, which includes a list of curriculum links at Key Stage 4, AS Level and A2 Level. The activities challenge students to consider the economic, social and ethical impacts of extinction and conservation.
Learning themes include the causes of extinction, such as environmental change, predation, natural catastrophes, and human activity, alongside key subjects like biodiversity, ecosystems, habitats, sustainability, genetic variation, climate change, evolution, natural selection, endangered species, and conservation.