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 October
This October we are taking part in the University of Cambridge Festival of Ideas programme and The Big Draw. Here’s where to find us:
Ideas at St Paul’s at St Paul’s Community Centre, Hills Road
12noon – 5pm, Saturday 19 October
Join in the Festival’s preview day of events for all ages. Come and take part in crafts and games with us to discover more about wild frontiers and creatures that live in extreme environments.
All ages, hands-on, drop in event.
Just a Marmot at the Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall, Madingley.
5.30pm– 7pm, Sunday 27 October
Based on the format of a popular radio show, Just a Marmot will feature a panel of Cambridge biologists who will be asked to talk about aspects of their specialist subject for a minute without pause or repetition.
Ages 12+, performance and talk.
Ticketed, Pre-book, email: ice cam ac ukenquiries or visit: Institute of Continuing Education website
Animal Adventurer at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Downing Street.
10.30am– 12.30pm and 2pm– 4pm, Tuesday 29th October
Pick up a map and navigate your way around the museum. Find animals from all over the world and examine the creatures that humans depend on.
Family drop-in activity.
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology website
Steampunk Pets at the Cambridge Museum of Technology,The Old Pumping Station Cheddars Lane.
1pm-4.30pm, Wednesday 30th October
The Big Draw campaign for drawing encourages people to notice their surroundings and get inspired to create artwork. Come along to the Cambridge Museum of Technology and use the Victorian machinery on site and real specimens from the Museum of Zoology to inspire drawings of your sci-fi pets.
Enquiries and booking number/email: museumoftechnology cominfo
Family drop-in activity. Usual museum charges apply Adults £3.50 / Children £1.50
Museum of Technology website