Biology AS and A-Level day

Bring your budding biologists along to meet our scientists, take guided tours and explore our exhibitions at the Museum’s biology days.

Our biology days are free and include:

  • A facilitated group discussion with a Museum scientist in the hi-tech Attenborough Studio. Our scientist will discuss their work and then open the floor to questions to get students thinking about how science works.
  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the Spirit Collection and its 22 million specimens.
  • Free time to explore the Museum, including the Cocoon gallery, which shows how our scientists use the Museum’s specimens to help protect biodiversity and understand the natural world.
  • A reserved spot for lunch in the Museum’s picnic area.

Biology days complement all AS and A-Level biology courses. You can ask for our scientists to be briefed on the Edexcel visit report coursework before your visit.


Go to the events calendar to see forthcoming dates


Biology days are free for schools, but places must be booked in advance by calling the Museum booking team on +44 (0)20 7942 5555.

Capacity: 60 people in total (students and teachers).

  • The Spirit Collection tours run between 10.30 and 2.00 and last for 30 minutes.
  • The discussion with our scientist starts at 12.30 and runs for 45 minutes.
  • Students can explore the rest of the Museum during the free time between these sessions.

You can arrange a time for the Spirit Collection tour and reserve a spot for lunch in the picnic area on booking. Our team will advise you on how long you will need for your visit once you’ve booked.

All post-16 activities

School bookings

Book all school activities in advance on +44 (0)20 7942 5555. Lines are open Monday-Friday from 8.30-16.00 during term time and 10.00-13.00 in the holidays.