Immerse your class in the latest learning adventures at the Natural History Museum in 2024 

Natural History Museum

Schools are rushing to book our engaging educational sessions...

There are plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors this year with the Natural History Museum, with engaging exclusive opportunities for schools to enrich learning for pupils in EYFS, KS1 and KS2.

From May, we are running brand new Minibeast Hunt and Pond Dipping sessions. In addition, you can explore a wide variety of indoor activities: either a self-guided session or one of our fantastic, curriculum-rich workshops.

All sessions enable young minds to learn about the amazing diversity of our planet and aim to inspire the next generation of scientists.

School visits must be pre-booked, and we are currently accepting bookings up to July 2024. 

Outdoor workshops 

Take advantage of the spring and summer sun and connect your pupils with nature.  

We are running a host of fantastic new bookable experiences starting in May. Educational institutions get special early access to these fantastic learning adventures, which include: 

Pond dipping – using nets, pupils will catch pond animals and conduct a scientific enquiry into what these creatures eat. Perfect to explore food chains, habitats, classification and environmental impact. Suitable for Years 2–6. 

Minibeast hunt – rekindle the connection between child and nature as they help a lost minibeast find its home and friends in our new outdoor classroom.

Discover habitats and bugs of all kinds in this interactive story; find and identify a range of minibeasts that we share our parks and gardens with. Suitable for Years EYFS–2. 

“These sessions are important for understanding how we can be good neighbours to wildlife.”

Victor Heng (Programme developer) 

Indoor workshops

Running all year round, our indoor activities range include shows and workshops to expand young minds in the curiosities of the natural world.

Pupils can discover the wonders of the ocean-blue and explore the habitats and wildlife of the seas, or become palaeontologists and dig for fossils in a hands-on session; the opportunities to get stuck in are endless. 

Dino Dig workshop – in this fun workshop, pupils work in groups to identify a range of fossils, perform their own fossil dig, and work out what their mystery specimens might be through observation and measuring. Suitable for Years 3–6. 

Ocean Life and Habitat show – this immersive show highlights the importance of the oceans and demonstrates why it’s never been more vital to help protect this amazing habitat.

From living things and their habitats to animals and humans alike, this show is bound to be an excellent educational experience. Suitable for Years 1–6. 


If you can’t make it to the museum, we have a host of live interactive workshops streamable directly to your classroom, from volcanoes and earthquakes to evolution throughout Earth’s history.  

Our expert learning facilitators will help your class explore the natural world through a series of fun, interactive activities and questions, developing skills in scientific thinking and enquiry. The workshops run for 45–60 minutes.

Key points
  • A visit to the Museum is a fun and inspirational day out for young people
  • You can browse the full list of the workshops, shows, and tours available on the Schools section of our website
  • Sign up to our monthly Teachers’ Newsletter to hear more about our schools offering, CPD opportunities, and how you and your class can get involved with the Museum

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