Scottish history, nature, world cultures, science and technology, art and design – you can find it all in our programme of workshops for primary pupils.

A Jacobite Journey

Pupils (P4-P7) meet a Jacobite officer to discover more about the 1745 Rising in this new session.

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A Viking Day Out

Our new Viking show takes place in our Auditorium and is suitable for P3-P5 pupils. A fun, interactive way to find out more about the Vikings in Scotland!

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School Ancient Egypt exhibition visits

P1-P7 pupils can visit our Ancient Egypt exhibition and use our handling box to discover more about mummification.

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Animal Adaptations

In this workshop for P2-P7, pupils investigate our animal specimens, including an elephant’s tooth and arctic fox fur, to discover why and how they have developed as they have.

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Celts exhibition visit

Visit Celts with your pupils (P2-P7) to discover the story of the different groups who have used or been given the name ‘Celts’ through the extraordinary art objects they made and used.

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Death in Ancient Egypt workshop

In this P3-P7 workshop, pupils will discover how and why Egyptians created mummies, before working in groups to find out more about the people behind mummified figures.

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Digging up the past: Celts

In this workshop for P3-P5, pupils will use archaeological skills to piece together stories from the last 2,500 years.

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Dinosaur Discovery

Explore five large packages containing real fossils, images and replicas. P2-P4 pupils will work in groups to discover which dinosaur each belongs to, before revealing their findings to the class.

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DNA Extraction

Pupils (P4-P7) will discover more about DNA by taking part in a DNA extraction experiment.

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Get Energised: Power House

Find out about the different types of renewable energy sources used in Scotland in this hands-on STEM session for P5-P7 pupils.

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Making a Classroom Museum

Why not turn your next learning display into a museum exhibition? In this P4-P7 workshop, pupils will work with collections from around the world to learn the skills that museum staff use to display, care for and promote our exhibitions.

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Mary, Queen of Scots

Travel back to the 16th century and meet Mary, Queen of Scots in this interactive workshop for P4-P7 pupils.

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Monkey Business exhibition visit

Explore the world of primates in this family-friendly exhibition, suitable for P1-P7 classes.

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Pandemic - can you save the world?

Our new immersive science show puts P6-P7 pupils into a world where a pandemic has broken out and they have to make the correct choices to save humanity!

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Roman Object Handling Session

Our expert Enablers help pupils from P3-P7 explore our object handling collection and take them on a Gallery Safari.

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Romans on the Frontier

Pupils (P2-P5) meet a Roman soldier in our new session about the Romans in Scotland.

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Space Detectives

How do we look into space and what can we discover? P3-P7 pupils will explore meteorites that have landed on Earth and make their own individual telescopes to take a closer look at the skies above us.

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Space Explorers

Blast off into space and join us for an adventure around our solar system, aimed at P2-P3 pupils.

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Superhero Science Show

Which superpowers does your P3-P6 classes have? Find out in this fun, interactive science show which uncovers the science behind superpowers!

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Teacher-led handling boxes

Our free handling boxes contain artefacts and natural world specimens for pupils from nursery age to S6 to touch and investigate.

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Viking Object Handling Session

Our expert Enablers help pupils from P3-P7 explore our Viking object handling collection and take them on a Gallery Safari.

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Volcano: Seconds from Disaster!

P4-P7 pupils take on roles as politicians, scientists and community members who have to work cooperatively to decide what action they will take to survive as a volcano threatens to erupt.

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