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Families and homeschooling 

Parents, carers and teachers we’ve got you covered! If you are home-schooling or want fun activities for the family check out and download our resources.


From Alamosaurus to Zuul, stomp through the alphabet and explore the extraordinary world of dinosaurs with Eli Lilly and Company Extraordinary Scientist-In-Residence Dr. Victoria Egerton.


Check out our day of celebrations for World Wildlife Day 2021. Learn more about the work in our Vivarium and hear a specially commissioned musical piece. 


Last year, we brought you A Caring Christmas Advent Calendar. Each day our gift to you was a little story of wonder, celebrating how we care for our world and each other.


Dinosaur Activities for fans of Stan


Join our Curator of Earth Sciences, David Gelsthorpe and Curator of Natural History at The Box, Plymouth, Jan Freedman to explore incredible stories about Jurassic Beasts and Ice Age Animals.


Young, Rich & Famous features some of the highlights of Manchester Museum’s Ancient Egypt and Sudan collection of over 18,000 objects. Complete these activity sheets, exploring the stories and significance of life, death and immortality in Egypt.

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There’s so much to discover about nature on your doorstep.

Whether you live in a city or town, countryside or seaside, you will find all sorts of nature on your doorstep. Just like the scientists and researchers who have collected and studied our museum specimens, you too can become an Outdoor Explorer.

These resources will introduce the wonderful world of plant life and minibeasts with top tips to help you to get ready for an outdoor adventure and all you need to make your very own field notebooks.

Activities and resources have been designed for Explorers aged 7+ 

with adult supervision.


Do you have your Dino sketchbook ready? Join our Curator of Earth Sciences David Gelsthorpe, and learn how to draw Stan our T.Rex.


Muso baby is a social prescribing programme, of friendly, interactive, music sessions, led by music therapist, Rachel Swanick for small groups.


Discover more about Ancient Egypt with Dr Campbell Price, Curator of Egypt and Sudan Live.


Join our Curator of Earth Sciences, David Gelsthorpe and Curator of Natural History at The Box, Plymouth, Jan Freedman to explore these incredible Ice Age stories.


The Children’s University of Manchester has been designed to support KS2 (7-11) teaching and learning both in the classroom and at home.


Make a fabulous felted Harlequin Toad with a step by step set of instructions from the artist Louise Worthington.

All the profits from this set of instructions will be donated directly to the Panama Wildlife Conservation Charity (PWCC)


Engaging with Ancient Egypt, in a physically distanced world.


A digital learning resource from the Museum of Medicine and Health.

For Key Stage 4, as well as anyone curious about Manchester’s healthcare past.


Environmental education activity worksheets and more – Why not print them all off and create a super booklet for children to enjoy!


The Vivarium Team answer all of your frog questions.


From crocheting flowers to puppet making, there are plenty of ideas to keep busy this springtime. Get creative and enjoy these craft activities created in collaboration with Manchester Craft Mafia.

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