Primary schools - animals, living things and habitats

How can a museum visit support learning about this topic?

The galleries that link to this topic are:  

Living Planet, which is full of animals from around the world.  See our polar bear (he’s called Eric), admire the elephant or take a class photo with the Great White Shark.  You can discover animals from the poles to the equator.  

Natural Northumbria, where you can find out all about animals that live in our region.  Listen to local birdsong, marvel at the size of a sperm whale jawbone and explore the different local habitats showcased in each case. 

We have workshops (led by museum staff) and bookable resources (to support you during school-led time in the galleries) for this topic. We also have printable activities that you can use in school-led time.

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How much will a visit cost?

School-led visits and workshops are free. 

The only activity in the museum that incurs a cost is visiting the planetarium. A planetarium showing for up to 31 people (including supervising adults) is £75.00, with every second showing half-price.

When can we visit, and how do we make a booking enquiry?

If you would like a workshop as part of your day: Tuesdays and Fridays in term-time.

If you don’t want to book a workshop, and want to be self-led in the galleries: We can typically accommodate you on a term-time date of your choice.  Please still book with us so we can organise coat and bag storage, a lunch space, and greeting you on arrival.

To make a booking enquiry, click the link below.

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