Take part

Are you interested in learning more about the natural world around you?

We can help you identify plants, animals or fossils that you have found. You can also book time on our facilities to study UK natural history. Or you can help the Museum - volunteer for us or take part in one of our citizen science projects.

Identify nature

Found an animal, plant or fossil that you'd like to identify? Get help from our identification guides and apps, or ask our Museum experts for advice.

Develop your natural history skills and interests

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

Dippy's Naturenauts

Become a naturenaut by exploring nature with Dippy.

Citizen science

Contribute to scientific research at the Museum. Take part in a wildlife survey, collect samples and data, or help us from the comfort of your home by taking part in a digital project.


Come and help wildlife experts to carry out, under a time limit, a real scientific survey known as a BioBlitz.


Volunteers can get involved in all areas of the Museum, from public galleries to behind-the-scenes collections.

Find out about current opportunities.

Wildlife identification training

Our Centre for UK Biodiversity offers a range of training to help build wildlife identification and recording skills in UK wildlife.

Dippy on Tour

The Museum's famous Diplodocus cast is on a UK tour.

Find out the many ways you can join Dippy on his natural history adventure.