24 January 2018

Animal Experts for home educated children

A special animal focused learning session for Home Educated children.

Meet weird and wonderful animals on a behind the scenes natural science tour, speak to our animal experts and find out how the museum is helping the study of nature today. Plus use real animal specimens to create your own artworks.

These structured activities are particularly suitable for home schooled children with an interest in the natural world and a love of animals or simply want to learn more about them and the work of the museums.

Children will: 

  • Talk to curators about the impressive animal specimens we have at the museum
  • Explore behind the scenes and get to see museum spaces not normally accessible to the public
  • Find out how the museum is helping the study of nature today including the use of museum specimens in BBC wildlife documentariesAnimal experts
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions about natural science and animals
  • Handle natural science animal specimens
  • Discover amazing animals ranging from our huge elephant skeleton to a bizzare ghost slug!
  • Explore real specimens to inspire their own creativity
  • Use a range of materials to create a nature focused piece of art

Suitable for: 8-12 years old
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins
Group size: up to 20 children

Session availability: This structured learning session for home educated children will run from 1pm-2.30pm

Continue your natural history research at home with our online natural science collection

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