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.

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.

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

Join the team on Tuesdays at 12.00 and Fridays at 10.30 for interactive talks featuring topical discussions with our scientists and cutting-edge research.

You can ask questions during the live broadcast on YouTube.

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

We hope you share our passion for the Museum. We're continuing to connect people to nature by bringing the Museum to you through inspiring stories and educational activities. 

But the Museum is a registered charity and we need your help. With our doors closed, we're losing vital income. So if you could help us with a donation – no matter the size – we'd greatly appreciate it. Thank you.