The Real World Science programme is a collaborative partnership of museums with natural history collections that aims to enrich and enhance science teaching and learning at upper primary and secondary levels.
Real World Science is a partnership between:
At each partner museum, pupils can experience science in context and understand its relevance through inspiring educational activities. These include facilitated discussions with leading research scientists, engaging science shows and practical science workshops.
In this section you can find out more about the Real World Science programme, its aims, its partners and the innovative learning offer schools can participate in at each museum.
Find out more about the regional partners and the learning offer at each site
The Real World Science (RWS) programme is committed to measuring the impact on students participating in RWS activities, contributing to the growing body of knowledge in informal science education.
Real World Science has 5 guiding principles which underpin all our activities.