Ocean Life and Habitat Show

Event information

Event type: Show

Location: Attenborough Studio (Orange Zone)

Capacity: 40 pupils
(KS2 + KS1 yr 2)

Duration: 45 minutes

Ticket prices:

£3 per pupil
Booking required

Booking information

This show is bookable for dates up to 31 March 2022.

Maximum capacity per show is 40 pupils.

The show is ideal for Upper KS1 (year two only: ages 6-7) and Lower KS2 (years three and four: ages 7-9). 

Upper KS2 (years five and six: ages 9-11) are welcome to book onto this experience but should be aware that the curriculum links and narrative of the show are most relevant to years 2-4.

Dates and Times

Until the end of 2021, the workshop runs at 11.00am and 1.00pm weekdays.

From 2022, the workshop runs at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm weekdays.

To check availability and to book please email our School Bookings team. For guidance on how to book and the information we require, please visit our Essential information page.

This show was previously titled 'Adventure to the Deep'

This immersive show highlights the importance of the oceans and demonstrates why it’s never been more vital to help protect this amazing habitat. Can your pupils take on the role of scientists and help us explore the oceans on their adventure into the deep?

Learning shows in our Attenborough Studio are a perfect introduction to or recap of nature based topics. Audiences will be seated in an amphitheatre style space and the show will be presented by one of our expert educators.

Shows usually include immersive use of lights, cameras, sounds and demonstrations which are suitable for the age ranges listed on the show’s pre-visit information.

Both teachers, parents and pupils will be encouraged to participate throughout.

Session outline

We welcome classes to get on-board and join our crew as we dive down on an adventure thousands of metres below the waves! 

In the daylight zone, pupils and teachers will travel to a coral reef and learn about what makes reefs such an important habitat. We also help out one of the Museum’s scientists as we survey the different types of animals living here.

In the twilight zone, we come face-to-face with a giant squid and discover the vital role sharks play in the ocean’s food chains.

And finally, in the midnight zone, we discuss how this habitat is different from others, meet bioluminescent creatures and play ‘Jellyfish or Plastic Bag?'.

Curriculum links:
(KS1 year 2) Living things and their habitats
(KS2) Animals, including humans; light

Pre-visit information and support notes PDF (569KB)

Essential information

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

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