And the Ostracod goes to… the Animal Awards at the Museum of Zoology
Tuesday 28 and Thursday 30 May, 11:00-12:00 and 14:00-15:00
Which animal is the spookiest? Which the cutest? Most disgusting? Join us for awards for the Animal Kingdom in the museum this half term.
See the nominations and vote for which creature you think should win and Ostracod award. There will be animals brought out from behind the scenes, a chance to get up close to some fabulous creatures and to hold some of them in your hands.
Admission free. No need to book. Children must be accompanied at all events.
Whale Tales and Butterfly Scales
Saturday 1 June,
11:00 – 16:00
Visit us before we close for refurbishment for free hands-on activities, crafts, behind the scenes tours and storytelling to help us celebrate the fabulous Museum of Zoology and its collections.
Help us to build a swarm of beautiful butterflies in the museum galleries. Take a trip behind the scenes to see some of the collections not normally on display. Hear the story of the whale and tell us your museum favourites.
Booking available on behind the scenes tours. Tours last up to 15 minutes. Times of tours are below. To book a place, email your request to zoo cam ac ukumzc. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the start of the tour. Tour times:
11:20, 11:40, 12:00, 12:20, 12:40, 13:40, 14:00, 14:20, 15:00, 15:20, 15:40
Whale Tales storytelling will be taking place on the lawn outside the museum if the weather is fine, or in the lower gallery in case of rain, at the following times:
11:30 – 12:00, 12:30 – 13:00, 14:00 – 14:30 and 15:00 – 15:30
No booking required for storytelling sessions.
All other activities are drop-in activities.
Admission and all activities are free. Children must be accompanied at all events.
The museum will be open on Bank Holiday Monday 27 May from 11:00 – 16:00. Animal Explorer activity packs will be available throughout the May half term holiday week.