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90 mins; Monday/Tuesdays, summer term only; £120.00 ex VAT/£144.00 inc VAT

Visit our Nature Trail to explore the meadow, log pile and pond. In this enquiry-led session pupils will practice scientific techniques to survey real habitats and investigate their biodiversity. 

In the event of adverse weather conditions we will offer you an alternative indoor session.

Please ask pupils and accompanying adults to dress appropriately for exploring outdoor areas. The session will take place outside unless the weather is exceptional,

Pupils will work in small groups please bring enough adults to support group work.

Learning Objectives

  • To have an immersive experience in natural habitats on the Horniman Nature Trail.
  • To work together to plan and carry out a safe habitat survey of a pond or meadow.
  • To record observations in response to an enquiry and feed these back to peers.

 Nature Scientist 3  Gardens - insect on Nature Trail  

Possible curriculum links

  • Animals including humans
  • Nutrition and food chains
  • Living things and their habitats
  • classification including keys
  • Life-cycles 

How to book

Booking a taught session includes a welcome briefing on arrival, timed access to a lunch space, cloakroom facilities and access to toilets for the exclusive use of school groups.  To contact us to make a booking please call 020 8291 8686 or by email schools@horniman.ac.uk

 Our taught sessions start at:

  • 10.30-11.15am   (lunch room 12-12.30pm)
  • 11.45-12.30pm   (lunch room 1-1.30pm)
  • 1.30-2.15pm       (lunch room 12.30-1pm)

When you contact us:  Please have ready the name of the taught session you would like to book or topic you are studying, 1st/2nd/3rd choice of date and preferred session time, and the number of pupils and adults.


Entrance to the Horniman Museum and Gardens is free of charge. Taught sessions and access to some exhibitions are charged for. We invoice after your visit.

45 minute object handling, museum and garden sessions (up to 30 pupils): £70.00 ex VAT (£84.00 inc VAT) per session

30/45 minute object handling sessions for Special Education Needs classes (up to 12 pupils): £35.00 ex VAT (£42.00 inc VAT) per session

60 minute Gamelan and 90 minute sessions (up to 30 pupils): £120.00 ex VAT (£144.00 inc VAT) per session

We offer a bursary

Essential information

See our terms and conditions 

See Plan Your Day for other essential information including our Risk Assessment 2018 - 2019