Home Education Workshops

Join us for exciting, interactive object handling workshops for home educated children this spring.

Upcoming workshops

21 February – Arctic Life

1.15pm – 2.15pm | Recommended age: 7–11 years

Explore modern Arctic life before travelling back in time to discover traditional Inuit life and survival skills in this engaging object handling workshop.

Examining real museum objects, explore the natural resources available to the Inuit hundreds of years ago and think about how and why they were used for survival. Then, find out if you were right as you handle amazing objects made by the Inuit, consider the materials used to make them, and try to work out how they were used.

Finally, consider how Arctic life is changing; how will things look in the future?

Please note: this session requires children to sit on the carpet for up to 15 minutes and take part in group discussion.

2 March – Home Education Day

Come and join us for a day of workshops and activities for home learners.

20 April – Evidence for Evolution

1.15pm – 2.15pm | Recommended age 9–13 years

This session explores evidence for evolution by handling real fossils from the Horniman’s collection and discussing what they are and what we can learn from them.

Children will compare the beaks of different birds, like Charles Darwin did, and also study some taxidermy animals and find out how they have adapted to their environment.

Please note: this session requires children to sit on the carpet for up to 15 minutes and take part in group discussion.

16 May – Pond Dipping

11am – 12.30pm | Recommended age 5–8 years

1.15pm – 2.45pm | Recommended age 9–12 years

Dip nets in the Horniman’s pond and explore outdoor habitats on our wild Nature Trail. Use scientific equipment to collect animals and first-hand observation to learn more about them. Reconnect with nature and enhance Science learning.

This session will run outdoors on the Horniman’s Nature trail and will go ahead unless in the event of extreme weather. Please ensure young people are dressed appropriately for the weather. In the event of extreme weather, the session will be replaced with our indoor taxidermy-based session Animals and their Habitats. Wheelchair users can access the Nature Trail via Langton Rise (by prior arrangement).

Ticket information

  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • To help ensure that our learners get the most from their taught sessions, and as spaces are limited, only children booked onto them may attend (with their accompanying adult). Babes in arms are permitted, but we politely ask that you leave the session should they become disruptive.

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