Museum Closure

Although the Museum’s galleries are closed, there is an active outreach programme during the closure period. For details see the Outreach and Schools page

A Cambridge Safari

Take a closer look as you walk around our fine city and you can find animals lurking in the walls, the floors, the doorways… Download our Cambridge Safari Trail to find the zoology in the buildings here  Cambridge Safari Trail, and tweet us pictures of what you can find:
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Autumn 2014  Festival of Ideas and  Curating Cambridge

Animal Bytes: Ocean Tales
At the Department of Zoology,
Tuesday 21st October from 7pm-8.30pm
Free, suitable for 12 years +

Discover creatures in the collections of the Museum of Zoology that come from the world’s oceans, through the eyes of the people who look after and study them.

The incredible world of Dr. Auzoux’s
At  The Whipple Museum of the History of Science
Monday 27th October from 2pm-4pm and
Friday 31st October from 11am-1pm
Free, family drop-in activities.

The Whipple Museum and Museum of Zoology investigate Dr. Auzoux’s mysterious papier-mâché models of plants and animals. Explore the ins and outs of these dissectible models through free, family drop-in activities.
Auzoux model

Curious collections: University of Cambridge Museums family day
At  The Fitzwilliam Museum
Wednesday 29th October from 12pm-4pm
Free, family drop-in

As part of Curating Cambridge, we’ll be joining the Fitzwilliam Museum and five other Cambridgeshire museums for a big family day. Join us in creating and organising your own collection by trying various activities spread throughout the museum. What curious stories and connections will you discover between objects and creatures from across the world and throughout time?
Rubens' Death of Hippolytus, detail

Ocean Song: Sounds of the Sea workshop
At  The Polar Museum
Saturday 15th November
Suitable for 8+
Booking required: 01223 769 355
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Join us for the first workshop of the Museum of Zoology’s Ocean Song: Sounds of the Sea project, collecting voices to create a soundscape for the new Whale Hall. Begin by finding out how animals make and hear sounds and then it’s your turn. Have a go at exploring your voice and creating different sounds for the atmospheric soundscape.
Add your voice to the wind and become part of the new Museum of Zoology. No singing experience necessary, just enthusiasm. This event is part of the ‘Whale of a time: family day’ at the Polar Museum and is supported by Heritage Lottery Fund.
Finback Whale before redevelopment

Last updated: 5 September 2014