Events

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

Where to find us this summer

ChYpPS
At various locations around Cambridge, throughout August. Keep a look out on our Facebook page for more details
Wednesdays and Thursdays the 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st of August.
Come and join in with all the free, outdoor, family fun to be had on ChYpPs Big Wednesdays and Thursdays, throughout August!

crafty creatures

Can you stand the heat!?
At the  Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Tuesday 5th August from 10.30am-1pm
and
Tuesday 19th August from 1pm-4pm
Discover how some of the animals, featured in the collection, have adapted to life in the hottest parts of the world with crafts, trails and real animal specimens from the Museum of Zoology. This event is part of the University of Cambridge Museums  Summer at the Museums programme.
Free family drop-in activity.

Insects

Microworlds
At  The Whipple Museum of the History of Science
Monday 11th August from 10:30am-1:00pm
and
Tuesday 26th August 1:00pm-4pm
As the summer warms up, the mini-beasts get a wriggling! The Museum of Zoology visits the Whipple Museum to zoom in on the miniature worlds of insects, worms and other invertebrates featured in the collection. Come along and join us for a close look at the creepy crawlies living all around us!This event is part of the University of Cambridge Museums  Summer at the Museums programme.
Free family drop-in activity

Nautilus

Test the experts…
At  The Sedgwick Museum
Saturday 16th August, from 10.30am-12.30pm and 13.30pm-15.30pm
Bring along your geological specimens – rocks, minerals and fossils and our experts from the Sedgwick Museum and the Zoology Museum will help you identify them. Nothing to identify? Then test your own knowledge and get your hands on some fossils from the Sedgwick museum’s collection as well as specimens from the Zoology museum.This event is part of the University of Cambridge Museums  Summer at the Museums programme.
Free family drop-in activity

Wasp nest

Animal Architects: Funnels, tunnels, nests and hives!
At  The Cambridge Science Centre
Monday 18th August
and
Monday 1st September, from 11.30am-12.15pm on both days
Who are the chief construction workers of the animal kingdom? Discover more about the ingenious structures created by animals with the Museum of Zoology.This event is part of the University of Cambridge Museums  Summer at the Museums programme.
Bookable workshop, entrance fee for Science Centre £2.50 child £3.50 adult

Python skeleton

Building Bilaterian Bodies
At  The Cambridge Science Centre
Monday 18th August
and
Monday 1st September, from 2pm-2.30pm and 3pm-3.30pm on both days
Ever wondered why we have two of most things on our bodies? Come along to our drop-in session at the Cambridge Science Centre to find out about how our bilaterian bodies develop.This event is part of the University of Cambridge Museums  Summer at the Museums programme.
Drop-in family activity, entrance fee for Science Centre £2.50 child £3.50 adult

Last updated: 8 July 2014