Ocean Life and Habitat Show

Event information

Event type: Show

Location: Attenborough Studio (Orange Zone)

Capacity: 80 pupils and adults
(KS2 + KS1 yr 2)

Duration: 45 minutes

Ticket prices:

£3 per pupil
Booking required

Can your pupils take on the role of scientists and help us explore the oceans on their adventure into 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.

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 pupils and adults 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)

Booking information

This show is bookable for dates up to March 2023, during school term times.

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.

Please note, the dates listed below are not live and you will need to contact us for availability.

To check availability and to book, call 020 7942 5555. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9.00 - 17.00.

Please be aware that we are only accepting card payments and no longer take BACS payments for school sessions. Please do speak to the contact centre when booking if you have any questions.

For guidance on booking and how to plan your day, please visit our Essential information page.

Event dates and times

The show runs at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm on the weekdays shown below. The duration is 45 minutes.

November 2022

4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 25

December 2022

1, 2, 8, 9

January 2023

27, 30, 31

February 2023

1, 20, 21, 22

March 2023

13, 14, 15, 31

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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