The above video is made by the pupils themselves and is an introduction to what schools can do at the Natural History Museum.
Watch the video before booking to help you plan your trip and show pupils the exciting activities they can do at the Museum. Some of the activities shown are only available for certain age groups. Follow the link below to see which activities are available for your Key Stage.
To make the most of your visit, you should choose and book free activities in advance. There are 3 ways to choose activities:
Browse what's on offer by key stage or activity type, starting from the School activities page. Follow links to the events calendar from individual activity pages to see a list of dates.
Search for school activities, galleries and online content that relate to specific subjects and curricula in the teachers resource.
If you know the date of your visit and want to see what events are on, you can go straight to the events calendar. Make sure you select the date of your visit and then select 'school' from the drop down list of audiences.
To book a visit for your school please call our friendly team on the school bookings line:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5555
Opening times: Monday - Friday 08.30-16.00 term-time (10.00-13.00 during school holidays).
We recommend that you make a preliminary visit to the Museum to familiarise yourself with the facilities available. A well-planned visit will help you get the most out of your school's trip to the Museum.
Activities for schools are designed with full consideration of the risks involved.
Download our risk assessment information guide PDF (148.9 KB)
Please help us to ensure that your trip to the Museum runs smoothly by following these guidelines:
|Age||Minimum ratio||Recommended ratio|
|Key Stage 1 (Y1–Y2)||1:8||1:5|
|Key Stage 2 (Y3–Y6)||1:10||1:8|
|Key Stage 3 (Y7–9)||1:10||1:10|
|Key Stage 4 (Y10–11)||1:15||1:10|
|Post-16||1 adult per booking||1:30|
For further information please call our school bookings line on +44 (0)20 7942 5555.