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Browse our face-to-face programme

To plan what activities you want to book for your visit to the Museum, you can browse event details and dates from the pages in this section.

Browse school activities at the Museum

Free learning activities for all at the Museum

Come face-to-face with stunning specimens, historic characters, live animals and Museum scientists in our fantastic free events and activities.

Whether you’re a young or adult learner, we’ve got something that will enrich your time at the Museum.

Use these pages to plan your visit to the Museum and to download activities to do before and after your trip. If you are bringing a school group to the Museum, start with the planning a school visit page:

Highlights for schools

The Colour of Nature
The Colour of Nature

Get hands on with Museum specimens and find out how colouration can increase chances of survival and reproduction.

variety show
The Variety Show

Excite and enthuse your students with the diversity, complexity and beauty of life on Earth in this fun, interactive science show. 

Animal Vision show
Animal Vision

Find out about the amazing adaptations that allow animals to see in this live animal show.

Biology As and A-Level day
Biology AS and A-Level day

Bring your budding biologists along to meet our scientists, take guided tours and explore our exhibitions at the Museum’s biology days.

What's on

  • Investigate for schools
    Investigate for schools

    School event (KS1, 2 and 3): Become a scientist for the day in our hands-on science centre.
    12 Jan 2015, 10:30

  • The Variety Show
    The Variety Show

    Schools (KS2 & KS3) Excite your students about diversity, complexity and beauty of life in this fun science show.
    12 Jan 2015, 10:30

  • Cutting Edge workshop
    Cutting Edge workshop

    School event (KS2:Y3-4): Look at how teeth relate to diet in this interactive workshop.
    13 Jan 2015, 10:30