Take part

If you're interested in exploring the natural world, there are many ways to take part.

Identifying plants, animals, rocks and fossils

Highlighted guide - UK rock types

This beginner's guide to identifying UK rock types explains the processes of rock formation and features a hand-specimen guide with examples of rock samples.

Encourage and monitor your local nature

Nature Overheard

We need your ears and eyes to record the sounds and sights of nature along UK roads.

Outdoor activities for kids

Try these no-preparation activities, perfect for small or large spaces

Develop your natural history skills and interests

Take advantage of our Centre for UK Nature's staff, facilities and resources. Bring in your finds to be identified, or book space to study and photograph our collections of UK species.


Gets hands-on with science projects or volunteer in our galleries and help visitors discover the Museum.