Even if you can’t make it to Cumberland House Natural History Museum, we have plenty of fun activities for children with an interest in the world around us. You can download these activity sheets to learn more about the museum and our natural history collection in a fun, exciting way – with something suitable for all ages.

Click on the images below to download each activity sheet.

Image of finished cardboard cuttlefish

Make your own cardboard cuttlefish

Butterfly cutout, decorated by artist Athena Jane Churchill
Decorate a butterfly or moth

Make a balancing butterfly.

Colour in beautiful butterflies

Go on a scavenger hunt in your garden

Play the Beetle Game

Help the squirrel navigate the maze

Make a thaumatrope

Play Butterfly Bingo

Try out the A-Z of Natural History wordsearch

Help the bee make it home

Identify sea birds and colour the puffin

Print out and keep your own Portsmouth Natural History Museum bookmarks

Waft the butterfly

Discover what animal you are