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?

For crafters and creators

For garden explorers

Family Festival: Autumn Adventurers

Discover more about the changes you might see in the animals, plants and fungi that live near you. Free, with a mix of online and Museum-based activities.

19 October - 1 November

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 open

Entry to the Museum remains free, but since we closed our doors we've been losing vital income. Donations will help us to continue welcoming visitors and connecting people to nature 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.