Mini Museum Explorers


Natural History Museum

From £3.00

Suitable for Everyone

Arts and Craft, History, Science and Nature, Storytelling

About this Event

Sessions are at 10 – 11 am and 11:15 am – 12:15 pm.

Designed for children aged 2 1/2 to 4, along with their parents, grandparents, and carers, these monthly sessions offer an immersive journey of exploration and discovery. The April session will focus on the theme of Insects and Mini Beasts.

These sessions offer a unique opportunity for children and their caregivers to bond and learn while exploring the Natural History Museum and its displays. Through storytelling, interactive play, craft activities, and science exploration, they aim to stimulate development, encourage communication, and nurture curiosity.

Parents/carers must stay with their children throughout the session. Mini Museum Explorer sessions are designed for pre-school children and their carers – they are unsuitable for larger nursery groups.

For useful information, such as how to find us and what facilities the Natural History Museum has, we recommend reading our Access information: Access at Colchester Natural History Museum

If you are a nursery provision and would be interested in a short, interactive session in the Natural History Museum, please get in touch with our learning team at


Spaces cost £3 per child.

How to Book

Booking is required. To reserve your place, call 01206 282941.

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Exhibitions + Displays

Our displays showcase the variety of the collections from art to archaeology, costume to clocks.