Natural History Museum

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Contact Details:
Ben Earle Programme Developer, Learning Department Tel: 0207 942 5279
Contact Email:
b.earle@nhm.ac.uk
Website:
www.nhm.ac.uk
Address:
Cromwell Road London

From microscopic slides to mammoth skeletons, the Natural History Museum is home to the largest and most important natural history collection in the world. The museum houses permanent collections and ...

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'Darwin Centre Spirit Collection Tour' at the Natural History Museum
'Darwin Centre Spirit Collection Tour' - a behind-the-scenes tour of the Zoology Department. This activity costs £10 per person. The Natural History Museum places children and their experiences at the fore – from the way exhibits are presented, the galleries laid-out, and trails and activities provided including: Explore & Discover guides, Cutting Edge and Animal Vision workshops, hands-on family activities, The Investigate Centre, Explorer backpacks and challenges and other activities for children. At the heart of all, the Natural History Museum has very clear visitor outcomes: enjoyment, creativity and inspiration. We want our visitors to view nature and science as a source of wonder and inspiration, have a sense of the power of nature and share our passion for and enjoyment of the natural world. We will provide opportunities for visitors to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the diversity of the natural world and the processes that generate this diversity, the dynamic nature of Earth’s systems and the solar system, interdependence in the natural world, including human interactions with other species and the environment, the processes of scientific inquiry and the importance and relevance of the Museum’s collections and science. We will encourage our visitors to value diversity in the natural world, value the world’s natural and scientific heritage, become more confident about engaging with scientific issues, value the museum as a place that generates and communicates scientific knowledge, view the museum as an organisation that provides excellent opportunities to learn more about the natural world. We will provide opportunities for visitors to develop the following skills and abilities: engaging effectively with/in museum environments, finding and critically evaluating information, ideas and evidence, engaging in discussion about the natural world, observation and identification of biological and geological material We will encourage our visitors to: take an active interest in the natural world, make environmentally aware decisions in their everyday lives, continue discussing scientific issues relating to the natural world after their visit and develop a long term-relationship with the museum, with increasing depth of engagement. Focussing on Museum Visitor Outcomes benefits the NHM’s continuous improvement mission: - They keep our thinking focussed on the audience and the type of learning that we wish to take place - They provide a framework for assessing evidence of learning, are a measure of our impact on individuals and communities and a test of how good we are - Museum wide planning and programming will be more vigorous - They enable us to link up programmes, share resources and improve efficiency - Users and visitors know what to expect from our programming. MVOs act as Advanced Organisers - Joined up programming has a more positive impact on the learner - Gives us a common language for internal and external communication - Improves our approaches to evaluation enabling us to become a ‘learning organisation’ - Unites the whole Museum in a shared purpose for learning
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 8 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
8
14
'Hands on Nature' at the Natural History Museum
'Hands on Nature' - handle specimens in the Lasting Impressions gallery The Natural History Museum places children and their experiences at the fore – from the way exhibits are presented, the galleries laid-out, and trails and activities provided including: Explore & Discover guides, Cutting Edge and Animal Vision workshops, hands-on family activities, The Investigate Centre, Explorer backpacks and challenges and other activities for children. At the heart of all, the Natural History Museum has very clear visitor outcomes: enjoyment, creativity and inspiration. We want our visitors to view nature and science as a source of wonder and inspiration, have a sense of the power of nature and share our passion for and enjoyment of the natural world. We will provide opportunities for visitors to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the diversity of the natural world and the processes that generate this diversity, the dynamic nature of Earth’s systems and the solar system, interdependence in the natural world, including human interactions with other species and the environment, the processes of scientific inquiry and the importance and relevance of the Museum’s collections and science. We will encourage our visitors to value diversity in the natural world, value the world’s natural and scientific heritage, become more confident about engaging with scientific issues, value the museum as a place that generates and communicates scientific knowledge, view the museum as an organisation that provides excellent opportunities to learn more about the natural world. We will provide opportunities for visitors to develop the following skills and abilities: engaging effectively with/in museum environments, finding and critically evaluating information, ideas and evidence, engaging in discussion about the natural world, observation and identification of biological and geological material We will encourage our visitors to: take an active interest in the natural world, make environmentally aware decisions in their everyday lives, continue discussing scientific issues relating to the natural world after their visit and develop a long term-relationship with the museum, with increasing depth of engagement. Focussing on Museum Visitor Outcomes benefits the NHM’s continuous improvement mission: - They keep our thinking focussed on the audience and the type of learning that we wish to take place - They provide a framework for assessing evidence of learning, are a measure of our impact on individuals and communities and a test of how good we are - Museum wide planning and programming will be more vigorous - They enable us to link up programmes, share resources and improve efficiency - Users and visitors know what to expect from our programming. MVOs act as Advanced Organisers - Joined up programming has a more positive impact on the learner - Gives us a common language for internal and external communication - Improves our approaches to evaluation enabling us to become a ‘learning organisation’ - Unites the whole Museum in a shared purpose for learning
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 7 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
7
14
'Investigate' at the Natural History Museum
'Investigate' - hands-on science centre, get a taste of what scientists do. The Natural History Museum places children and their experiences at the fore – from the way exhibits are presented, the galleries laid-out, and trails and activities provided including: Explore & Discover guides, Cutting Edge and Animal Vision workshops, hands-on family activities, The Investigate Centre, Explorer backpacks and challenges and other activities for children. At the heart of all, the Natural History Museum has very clear visitor outcomes: enjoyment, creativity and inspiration. We want our visitors to view nature and science as a source of wonder and inspiration, have a sense of the power of nature and share our passion for and enjoyment of the natural world. We will provide opportunities for visitors to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the diversity of the natural world and the processes that generate this diversity, the dynamic nature of Earth’s systems and the solar system, interdependence in the natural world, including human interactions with other species and the environment, the processes of scientific inquiry and the importance and relevance of the Museum’s collections and science. We will encourage our visitors to value diversity in the natural world, value the world’s natural and scientific heritage, become more confident about engaging with scientific issues, value the museum as a place that generates and communicates scientific knowledge, view the museum as an organisation that provides excellent opportunities to learn more about the natural world. We will provide opportunities for visitors to develop the following skills and abilities: engaging effectively with/in museum environments, finding and critically evaluating information, ideas and evidence, engaging in discussion about the natural world, observation and identification of biological and geological material We will encourage our visitors to: take an active interest in the natural world, make environmentally aware decisions in their everyday lives, continue discussing scientific issues relating to the natural world after their visit and develop a long term-relationship with the museum, with increasing depth of engagement. Focussing on Museum Visitor Outcomes benefits the NHM’s continuous improvement mission: - They keep our thinking focussed on the audience and the type of learning that we wish to take place - They provide a framework for assessing evidence of learning, are a measure of our impact on individuals and communities and a test of how good we are - Museum wide planning and programming will be more vigorous - They enable us to link up programmes, share resources and improve efficiency - Users and visitors know what to expect from our programming. MVOs act as Advanced Organisers - Joined up programming has a more positive impact on the learner - Gives us a common language for internal and external communication - Improves our approaches to evaluation enabling us to become a ‘learning organisation’ - Unites the whole Museum in a shared purpose for learning
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 7 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
7
14
'Nature Live' at the Natural History Museum
'Investigate' - hands-on science centre, get a taste of what scientists do. 'Nature Live' - a daily programme of topical discussions with Museum scientists. The Natural History Museum places children and their experiences at the fore – from the way exhibits are presented, the galleries laid-out, and trails and activities provided including: Explore & Discover guides, Cutting Edge and Animal Vision workshops, hands-on family activities, The Investigate Centre, Explorer backpacks and challenges and other activities for children. At the heart of all, the Natural History Museum has very clear visitor outcomes: enjoyment, creativity and inspiration. We want our visitors to view nature and science as a source of wonder and inspiration, have a sense of the power of nature and share our passion for and enjoyment of the natural world. We will provide opportunities for visitors to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the diversity of the natural world and the processes that generate this diversity, the dynamic nature of Earth’s systems and the solar system, interdependence in the natural world, including human interactions with other species and the environment, the processes of scientific inquiry and the importance and relevance of the Museum’s collections and science. We will encourage our visitors to value diversity in the natural world, value the world’s natural and scientific heritage, become more confident about engaging with scientific issues, value the museum as a place that generates and communicates scientific knowledge, view the museum as an organisation that provides excellent opportunities to learn more about the natural world. We will provide opportunities for visitors to develop the following skills and abilities: engaging effectively with/in museum environments, finding and critically evaluating information, ideas and evidence, engaging in discussion about the natural world, observation and identification of biological and geological material We will encourage our visitors to: take an active interest in the natural world, make environmentally aware decisions in their everyday lives, continue discussing scientific issues relating to the natural world after their visit and develop a long term-relationship with the museum, with increasing depth of engagement. Focussing on Museum Visitor Outcomes benefits the NHM’s continuous improvement mission: - They keep our thinking focussed on the audience and the type of learning that we wish to take place - They provide a framework for assessing evidence of learning, are a measure of our impact on individuals and communities and a test of how good we are - Museum wide planning and programming will be more vigorous - They enable us to link up programmes, share resources and improve efficiency - Users and visitors know what to expect from our programming. MVOs act as Advanced Organisers - Joined up programming has a more positive impact on the learner - Gives us a common language for internal and external communication - Improves our approaches to evaluation enabling us to become a ‘learning organisation’ - Unites the whole Museum in a shared purpose for learning
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 7 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
7
14
Visit to the Natural History Museum - Self-Led Museum Trails
The Natural History Museum places children and their experiences at the fore – from the way exhibits are presented, the galleries laid-out, and trails and activities provided including: Explore & Discover guides, Cutting Edge and Animal Vision workshops, hands-on family activities, The Investigate Centre, Explorer backpacks and challenges and other activities for children. At the heart of all, the Natural History Museum has very clear visitor outcomes: enjoyment, creativity and inspiration. Entry to the Museum is free, but there is a £1 charge for a printed guide. We want our visitors to view nature and science as a source of wonder and inspiration, have a sense of the power of nature and share our passion for and enjoyment of the natural world. We will provide opportunities for visitors to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the diversity of the natural world and the processes that generate this diversity, the dynamic nature of Earth’s systems and the solar system, interdependence in the natural world, including human interactions with other species and the environment, the processes of scientific inquiry and the importance and relevance of the Museum’s collections and science. We will encourage our visitors to value diversity in the natural world, value the world’s natural and scientific heritage, become more confident about engaging with scientific issues, value the museum as a place that generates and communicates scientific knowledge, view the museum as an organisation that provides excellent opportunities to learn more about the natural world. We will provide opportunities for visitors to develop the following skills and abilities: engaging effectively with/in museum environments, finding and critically evaluating information, ideas and evidence, engaging in discussion about the natural world, observation and identification of biological and geological material We will encourage our visitors to: take an active interest in the natural world, make environmentally aware decisions in their everyday lives, continue discussing scientific issues relating to the natural world after their visit and develop a long term-relationship with the museum, with increasing depth of engagement. Focussing on Museum Visitor Outcomes benefits the NHM’s continuous improvement mission: - They keep our thinking focussed on the audience and the type of learning that we wish to take place - They provide a framework for assessing evidence of learning, are a measure of our impact on individuals and communities and a test of how good we are - Museum wide planning and programming will be more vigorous - They enable us to link up programmes, share resources and improve efficiency - Users and visitors know what to expect from our programming. MVOs act as Advanced Organisers - Joined up programming has a more positive impact on the learner - Gives us a common language for internal and external communication - Improves our approaches to evaluation enabling us to become a ‘learning organisation’ - Unites the whole Museum in a shared purpose for learning
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 5 - 7
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
5
7