Explorers: Ourselves and Other Animals

Event information

Event type: self-led

Location: School Reception

Suitable for: Early Years Foundation Stage (five years and under), key stage 1 (ages 5-7)

Capacity: 32 students

Duration: 60 minutes

Ticket prices:

£1 per student
Booking required

Develop your pupils' science skills with this self-guided tour through the Museum. 

Pupils will be provided with hats, binoculars and notebooks as they take on the role of explorers. The activities encourage scientific enquiry and observation while also appealing to students' imagination and sense of adventure. 

You will divide your class into groups and assign each one an adult leader who will work with pupils to encourage observation and discussion. 

Teachers and accompanying adults will be given activity instruction booklets.

Learning themes: animals including humans, working scientifically 

Pre-visit information and curriculum links PDF (60KB)

School group visits to the Museum

The Museums at South Kensington and Tring have reopened to the general public. 

Due to Health and Safety guidelines we are unable to welcome back large group visits, including school groups, until further notice. This is for both self-guided visits and booked workshops and shows.

We are currently working on a plan for school visits to return, as well as exciting opportunities for us to connect with you digitally in school. Please email school-bookings@nhm.ac.uk if you have any questions.

We look forward to welcoming you and your students back as soon as we can. Sign up to our Teachers' newsletter to be the first to hear when school bookings re-open.

Essential information

Everything you need to know for a smooth-running day, from where to go for lunch to completing a risk assessment.