Virtual workshops and shows

Bring the Natural History Museum into your classroom with our live virtual workshops and streamed shows.

Until July 2022, these workshops are free. A deposit of £35 must be paid upon booking to secure the session time and will be refunded after you have attended the session.

From September 2022, the workshops will cost £10 per session.

Once you book your workshop, you'll be sent a secure link to the video conferencing platform Zoom. Each workshop is live and is for just one class. For safeguarding reasons, at least one teacher will need to be present with the class for the entirety of the workshop; they will also be required to type in pupils' responses, helping us to make the session as interactive as possible.

Virtual workshops and talks

Our curriculum-linked workshops and talks run for 45-60 minutes. Our expert Science Educators will help your class explore the natural world through a series of fun interactive activities and questions, developing skills in scientific thinking and enquiry.

Please click below on one of the topics below for more information.

Virtual Volcanoes and Earthquakes Workshop

In Volcano Town, a smoking volcano is causing concern for the local residents, but the team of scientists sent to investigate have gone missing! Your pupils must step up as earth scientists in order to save the day.

For KS2 (ages 7-11)

Virtual Evolution Workshop

Travel through Earth's history searching for evidence of change over time. Your class will complete different challenges in this engaging workshop to look at real world examples and current research, make predictions and test their knowledge on evolution.

For KS2, Year 6 (ages 10-11) only

Virtual workshop: The Money Game - How Science Works

In The Money Game, students take the role of funding bodies and have to decide how they are going to use £1m to support three different STEM project ideas pitched by Museum scientists and staff.

For KS3 (ages 11-14)

Talk: Meet the Scientist

Find out about what goes behind the scenes at the Museum from a real scientist who works with the collection. These streamed discussions are hosted by a Science Communicator.

Discover how science works in a real-world setting, ask questions about careers and hear about the scientist’s own experiences at school and beyond.

For Year 9+ (ages 13+)

Recorded talks

Nature Live Online

Recorded conversations with our scientists, exploring nature.