Natural History Museum

Investigate, Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW7 5BD; ongoing; free

Drop in to Investigate, the NHM’s science centre where children and adults can get hands-on with the Museum’s collection. Designed especially for families with children aged 7+, Investigate has over 300 specimens to explore and spark your curiosity. You’ll discover remarkable objects ranging from trays of fossils and beetles to larger bones, skins, minerals and much more.

Everything in Investigate can be held or touched, so pick an object to study and unleash your inner scientist. Examine it under a microscope or compare it with other objects, browse the dedicated library or chat with one of our friendly science educators, who are always on hand to support your investigation.

What will you discover? Scientists make predictions about the natural world based on their observations. In Investigate, children are encouraged to think, explore and ask questions like a scientist. With so much to discover, there’s something to inspire every young scientist.

investigate is open to families during the following times:

Monday – Friday: 16.00-17.15 Last entry: 17.00 Saturday, Sunday and school holidays: 10.30-17.00 Last entry: 16.30


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