’The Human Animal’ is an online educational tool based on the Natural History Museum’s human evolution educational program. Behind the title you will find a 3D teaching tool and three award winning documentaries that will take you to the mysterious dissecting hall at the Zoological Museum, and bring you under the skin of a dead chimpanzee to learn the similarities and differences between us humans and our closest living relatives, the human apes.

Your class will use practical exercises and authentic scientific methods in human evolution learning and learn evolutionary concepts like speciation, evolutionary trees, fossils, and dating of fossils. ‘The Human Animal’ can also be used to teach other biological topics like physiology, genetics, and molecular biology.       

Open the 3D Tool

3D Program Video Guide

Meet the Experts

Facts: About the Species (PDF)

Teacher’s Guide (PDF)