Learn more about the dinosaurs at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Go back in time a few hundred million years and there would be dinosaurs in Oxford.
Go back in time 200 years and Oxford was at the forefront of research into and identification of dinosaur bones and prints.
Today, you can read all about the important work still being done to keep discovering more about these amazing creatures...
Saturday Science Club - Fantastic Fossils
Become an explorer and discover buried bones, excavate fossilised teeth and create your own fossil to take home. A great ...
Information on what the Oxford University Museum of Natural History can offer to schools and teachers of KS3
The Oxford University Museum of Natural History provides lots of activities appropriate for Key Stage 3 students and teachers. From online image galleries and quizzes to regular educational sessions in the museum, there are some invaluable resources here so check them out!
Ancient Mysteries in Marvellous Mud
It took over a billion years for life to transition from simple eukaryotic cells, like primitive algae, to simple animals like sponges or jellyfish. But, why did it take such a long time?
Information on what the Oxford University Museum of Natural History can offer to schools and teachers of art
If you'd like to draw in the Museums, a 'Sketchbook Introduction' is available to get you started. There are many brilliant and varied subjects to sketch - check out some of the possibilities at the link below.
Information on the Oxford University Museum of Natural History's Learning Zone
The Learning Zone is an initiative by Oxford University Museum of Natural History, which has a huge wealth of online resources, quizzes, games, and information for children. Check it out at the link below! They have even made an adults' version, which can be found here!
I've loved natural history since I was a wee lad, collecting fossils on the beach or looking for bugs on the moors. My favourite part was always geology though, the processes and timescales involved are beyond human imagination. The world has changed so much that, by studying rocks, you can travel to an alien world. I also like stories and...
Shedding Light on the Situation
Light is more than just light bulbs and sunshine! Researchers at the University of Oxford use different types of light to learn more about all sorts of interesting things. To celebrate the International Year of Light we’ve taken a tiny handful of examples from across the ...
Colouring sheets for a range of specimens at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Check out these bugs, birds, reptiles, fish, and fossils! A great way for children to engage with the variety of living things around them.
Learn more about different types of fossil
There are two different types of fossils: body fossils and trace fossils. Do you know the difference? Click on the link below to find out more!
The Learning Zone is an initiative by Oxford University Museum of...