Extreme Exploring at the Horniman Museum

Date Posted: 22/01/2014

The Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill, London is inviting school groups to step out of their comfort zone and embark on an expedition to some of the earth’s most hostile environments at Extremes, its new exhibition.

Opening on 15th February, Extremes centres round five main environments – extreme heat, cold, aridity, permanent darkness and lack of oxygen – and the animals and plants that live there.

It mixes hands-on experiences including games and experiments with films, photographs and taxidermy animal specimens to show how super specialists from the plant and animal kingdoms have adapted to, and survive in, the most extreme conditions on earth.

Children on a school trip to Extremes can experience elements of the five environments featured in the exhibition, from leaving a handprint on an ice wall, to walking on hot sand.  

A special programme of events and activities linked to the Extremes exhibition will also take place at the Horniman throughout the year.

For further school trip information about Extremes and the events and activities taking place throughout the year visit www.horniman.ac.uk/extremes.

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