The Museum is passionate about working with young people to trigger, foster and sustain a lifelong interest in nature.
The youth forum is open to 16-19 year-olds who want to get more involved with activities in the museum. During meetings, we enjoy a wide range of activities exploring specimens and exhibitions, and learning about people who work at the museum. Join us for our lively and interactive sessions!
The group meets 10:00 - 12:00 on the first Saturday of every month.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to join the group.
Each year, the museum runs a club for 14-16 year-olds interested in the natural world. Members have the opportunity to devise and carry-out hands-on scientific investigations using specimens in the museum collections. They are also given special access to objects and experts in the field they are researching.
The group meets on Saturdays 14:00 - 16:00 for 10 weeks (January - March).
The museum hosts Nuffield Research Placements during the summer holiday for high school students in Years 12 and 13. Placements are typically 4 weeks in length and can cover a wide range of disciplines, supported by specimens from the Earth and Life collections.
The Natural Science and Heritage Scheme is a paid opportunity for students in Year 12 and 13. The scheme runs during the summer holidays, and invites applicants from diverse backgrounds to find out more about the museum - particularly its public-facing roles. Participants are able to get hands-on experience of developing activities for museum visitors, with a focus on events that appeal to diverse families.
Visit the Museum with your school
We run taught sessions as well as self-guided visits
Over six interactive workshops in 2019, Let's Talk About Climate participants learned about the science of climate change and worked out how to pass on their own messages to influence decisions made at individual, local and national levels.