Animal Vision

This activity has curriculum links suitable for KS2 and KS3 students. Also suitable for families with children aged 7 years and over.

Pre-visit information and curriculum links PDF (127.1 KB)

Find out about the amazing adaptations that allow animals to see in this live animal show.

Can we really see everything that goes on in our environment? This live animal show proves that there is a world only visible to certain reptiles and invertebrates.

Pupils discover how scientists at the Natural History Museum uncovered the earliest known eye and how eye adaptations allow individuals to escape predators and locate prey. Students also find out that bees and butterflies can detect ultraviolet light, which helps the process of pollination.

Finally, the event ends with a mystery - why do scorpions glow in ultraviolet light? In the future maybe one of your pupils will be the scientist who works it out.

Duration: 30 minutes

Capacity: 60 students

Dates: Go to the events calendar to find forthcoming dates

Booking: book in advance by calling the Museum booking team on +44 (0)20 7942 5555.

Forthcoming dates for Animal Vision
  • Animal Vision
    Animal Vision

    10 November 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00,

    11 November 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00,

    13 November 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00,

    14 November 2014 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00,

    19 January 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00,

    20 January 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00,

    21 January 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00,

    22 January 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00,

    9 February 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00,

    10 February 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00,

    11 February 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00,

    12 February 2015 10:30 - 11:00, 11:30 - 12:00, 12:30 - 13:00, 13:30 - 14:00

    Schools event (KS 2-3) - This show investigates a world only visible to certain animals.