Naturally Curious

Learn about cutting-edge scientific research from our leading experts. Our courses are designed for anyone interested in the natural world, regardless of skill level. New courses are released every month.


Each course is available for £49.99

Why sign up?

Learn from world-renowned researchers

All courses are delivered by our world-class experts. Access to course materials is unlimited once purchased, so you can return whenever you like.

Flexible learning for all levels

Our courses are on-demand, so you can watch them wherever and whenever suits you. All videos are subtitled with transcripts and supplementary materials provided.

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''Really enjoyed the [courses]. It was fascinating listening to the lecturers and feeling their enthusiasm as they shared their knowledge with us.'

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Humans and nature


Deep Sea

Level: Introductory

Price: £49.99

This course will delve into:

  • the biology of life in the deepest parts of the ocean
  • the exploration of deep-sea environments
  • the question of deep-sea exploitation

Biodiversity Crisis

Release date: April 2024

Level: Introductory

Price: £49.99

This course will explore:

  • the concepts of biodiversity
  • the current state of biodiversity and why it is in crisis
  • the possible solutions to combat the biodiversity crisis through research



Rocks in Space

Level: Intermediate

Price: £49.99

This course will explore:

  • elements of the solar system, with a focus on asteroids and meteorites
  • where our solar system came from and where it is going
  • how meteorites can reveal billions of years of solar history
  • what scientists are hoping to learn from space missions to comets and meteorites



Dinosaurs 101

Release date: July 2024

Level: Introductory

Price: £49.99

This course will explore:

  • the history of palaeontology, from naturalists to major discoveries
  • how interdisciplinary research helps us model dinosaur behaviour
  • the Cretaceous extinction and the evolution of birds




Release date: May 2024

Level: Introductory

Price: £49.99

This course will explore:

  • the Early-Middle Triassic origins of flies
  • key adaptations and their global distribution
  • the ecological significance of flies and their importance to human food supply
  • biodiversity challenges from ethical collections to introduced species

Fascinating and curious



Level: Introductory

Price: £49.99

This course will explore:

  • evolution of leglessness
  • what makes snakes unique
  • the anatomical features and adaptions that help snakes survive
  • how conservation is tackling the threats to snake species most in danger


Release date: TBC

Level: Introductory

Price: £49.99

In this course, you will learn:

  • what is a mollusc
  • evolutionary adaptive strategies
  • a range of fascinating facts from how cephalopods change colour, why some snails are left-handed and how slug mucus is being used at the forefront of surgery.

Quick questions

How long are the courses?

Courses are delivered as a series of short video chapters ranging from 1.5 hours to over 2.5 hours.

How are the courses delivered?

All Naturally Curious courses are delivered online via Learn Worlds, a third-party course management company. All video chapters may be streamed, and the course booklet can be downloaded from this webpage.

Do I have to be in the UK to access these courses?

Currently, only residents of the UK will be able to access Naturally Curious courses. 

Will I receive a qualification?

No. The Naturally Curious courses are not accredited as higher education qualifications.

Are the courses suitable for under 18's?

Yes, but please note that the courses are aimed at an 18-and-above audience.

What is the refund policy?

No refunds or exchanges will be given.

How will the Museum use and manage my personal data?

If you choose to join our mailing list, the Museum will use your email address to send you information about the courses when they launch. You can unsubscribe from this mailing list at any time by emailing

You can learn more about the Museum's approach to personal data processing, including how to exercise your data protection rights, by reading our Privacy notice.

Upon signing up for courses, your personal data will be processed by LearnWorlds. Information on Learnworld’s use of data and how to exercise your data protection rights may be found in their Privacy policy.

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