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Minibeasts at the Museum

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We can adapt this session for older or younger children
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is session is a great introduction to minibeasts. We discover how to identify minibeasts from their characteristics.

We visit the field across the road from the museum to do a bug hunt using pooters and then bring the specimens back to the museum. At the museum we do a variety of activities from creating minibeasts, to looking and identifying the specimens found on the hunt using a microscope, and also looking round the museum to identify the pests we have in the museum and what they eat.

This sessions links in with the Science curriculum at Key Stage 1 (life processes and living things, living things in the local environment), and also with Key Stage 2 (life processes and living things, habitats and food chains).

In the Museum (2 hours)

  • Bug hunt
  • Designing minibeasts using plastacine and other materials
  • Identifying minibeasts using a microscope
  • Exploring the museum and the insect pests that can live there

Cost: £65 one session; £85 two sessions on same day

Cost listed for 2020/2021 academic year
Additional £10 booking fee applies to non-members

Maximum 32 children

Booking Sessions

Initial Enquiry

Please complete the enquiry form as the initial stage of booking a session at school or at the museum. If you would rather discuss your requirements with the Education Officer, or would like to join our schools membership scheme, please telephone on 01932 565764, or email  [email protected]

Sessions at the Museum

Please note that for sessions at the museum we recommend that you visit before bringing your group so that you can familiarlise yourself with the facilities, although a risk assessment is sent with all booking conformations. Lunch is eaten in the education room, or in the museum garden if the weather permits. The museum has 2 unisex public toilets, one of which is adapted for wheelchair use and the museum has flat access throughout. Your group can use the museum shop, or if you prefer, pre-arranged "goody bags" can be ordered, details of which will be sent with your booking confirmation.

Sessions at School

Our session deliverer will aim to arrive at school at least 15 minutes before the start of the session. Some of the sessions we offer involve the transportation of a large number of artefacts and props so if a parking space near to the venue can be reserved that would be extremely helpful. Please notify us if there is not flat access to the classroom where the session is to take place.