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  • 29Sep

    Join our Curator of Insects Dr Ed Turner and learn how to survey and identify insects. Take a peak behind the scenes to see some of the amazing insects in the collections of the Museum not on public display.

  • 05Oct

    Explore the animal kingdom with stories and play. Discover animals that are awake at night and asleep in the day, and create an owl mask to take home with you.

    Session times: 10:30am to 11:15am and repeated 11:30am to 12.15pm

    Suitable for children aged 2-5.

    Free. Booking recommended.

  • 05Oct

    Take a tour around the new Museum of Zoology and see specimens collected by Charles Darwin. Learn about his time in Cambridge and the lasting impact of the friendships he made here.

    Suitable for 12+ and adults

    Tickets £5. Booking essential.

  • 12Oct

    Do you think identifying bats in Europe or in North America is difficult? Well, try it in the Amazon. The planet’s green lung is home to the most diverse bat communities on the planet with more than 160 species currently described.

  • 25Oct

    Drop in to draw at the Museum of Zoology. Discover life on mountains, in deserts, at the poles and under the sea, and make a creature to add to the ‘stream of extremes’ in the Museum.  

    All ages.

    Free. Drop-in.

  • 26Oct

    Visit the Museum after hours, buy a glass of wine and be inspired to draw by the amazing collections of the Museum of Zoology. What would life be like as a tiny whale, an ENORMOUS flea, a speedy sloth or a cheetah moving at a snail’s pace? Join us as we turn animal extremes on their heads.  

    Suitable for 18+

    Free. Drop-in.

  • 02Nov

    Dinosaur ahead! Discover amazing animals from the past with stories and play.

    10.30-11.15 repeated 11.30-12.15

    Suitable for children aged 2-5.

    Free. Booking recommended.

    Click here to book


  • 02Nov


    Discover some of the myths and legends that swirl around animals in the Museum of Zoology, from moths from a royal bedchamber to the tale of the legendary Yatiantota Tusker.


    Suitable for ages 12+

    Tickets: £5. Booking essential

  • 09Nov


    Join researcher Dr Katrin Linse from the British Antarctic Survey as she takes you on a journey to the East Scotia Ridge, a hydrothermal vent system at the bottom of the Southern Ocean. Discover the community of animals that thrive in the hot, chemical-rich waters deadly to most life forms.


  • 21Nov

    The Jazz Festival is back at the Museum of Zoology. With boundary pushing Jazz in the Whale Cafe, the chance to chat to researchers and wander the new galleries after-dark.