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Free family trails, worksheets and drawing materials are available in the gallery throughout the year

FULLY BOOKED - Wednesday 29 October, 11am or 2pm. Ages 6-10
Tooth and Claw

See under the skin of animals – including humans - to find out how to tell what they eat by looking at their teeth. This workshop features real animal skulls and teeth from our odontological handling collections.

Sessions last approximately 45 mins. All children must be accompanied.
Free event but places are limited so booking essential on 020 7869 6568.


FULLY BOOKED - Thursday 30 October, 11am, 1pm or 2.30pm
Disease Detectives: A hands-on family workshop


How do doctors identify disease and work out the best treatment for common illnesses? Working with real pathologists you will be able to make your own microscope slides, encounter some larger-than-life disease-causing microbes, examine specimens and become a ‘disease detective’!

Organised in collaboration with the Royal College of Pathologists: www.ilovepathology.org

Suitable for families with children aged 10+. All children must be accompanied.
Sessions last approximately 1 hour.
Free but booking is essential on 020 7869 6568.


Free family trails, worksheets, and drawing materials are available in the gallery throughout the year.