Activities

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.

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