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.
- 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 documentaries
- 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
This is a structured learning session which includes completing activities at tables with the aid of an adult.
Unfortunately there is no step-free access to our natural sciences store.
Due to limited space in the stores, un-booked siblings cannot take part.
Please meet us in the museum foyer five minutes before the session starts.
If you arrive late please let museum staff know, so you can be shown where to find the workshop.
Sorry, but there is no eating or drinking allowed in the workshop room or the museum stores.
You are welcome to take photographs. We’d love you to share pictures of your visit with us on social media