Try this at home

Can't get out far to explore nature?

On this page you'll find activities and ideas to occupy yourself and family at home, in your garden or local outdoor space.

For dino fans

Dinosaur activities for families

Crazy about dinosaurs?

We've got a host of activities and info for you to explore.

Help a stranded dinosaur

A chick has mysteriously appeared in your home. Can you help it get back to its time period?

Join our Homework Club

Homework Club

Our expert educators will be sharing fun activities for you to do with children at home. Each week we will have a different theme for our activities. 

For crafters and creators

For garden explorers

Dippy's Naturenauts game

Become a naturenaut by grabbing your mobile phone or tablet and exploring nature with Dippy.

Dawnosaurs Online: Winter Wildlife

Take part in a set of free, online activities aimed at children with neurodiverse conditions including autism and other sensory processing difficulties. 

For keen-eyed nature spotters

From our educational resources

Investigate at home

Be a scientist at home and find specimens where you live. Use your scientific skills, make observations, ask questions and look for evidence.

Evening activities

Continue exploring


Find answers to your big nature questions in our magazine section, packed full of stories about the natural world.

Nature Live Online

Hang out with the Nature Live Online team every Tuesday at 15.00 GMT for interactive talks with our scientists and cutting-edge research.

Take Part

Develop your natural history interests: take part in our citizen science projects or get help identifying your finds.

The Museum is closed but our work continues

As a charity we need your help. With our doors closed, we're losing vital income. We're doing everything we can to continue to connect people to nature by bringing the Museum to you through inspiring stories and educational activities. 

So if you could help us with a donation - no matter the size - we'd greatly appreciate it. Thank you.