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

UCM Blind and Partially Sighted audio descriptive programme 2016

As part of this year’s UCM Blind and Partially Sighted programme the Museum of Zoology will be running two audio descriptive handling sessions at the  Fitzwilliam Museum . Booking essential. Call 01223 332904 or email:  education   fitzmuseum cam ac uk .
Please do pass on information to people you know who would be interested in the programme.

Animals in Art
Tuesday 26 January 3-3.45pm
at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Find out about some of the animals which make art masterpieces possible and get the chance to hold specimens from the MoZ and hear stories about how artists of the past made materials and colours.

Shells of the world
Wednesday 30 March 9-3.45pm
at the  Fitzwilliam Museum
Get your hands on a huge variety of shells to get an idea of the enormous diversity of beautiful molluscs that exist around the world!

Whale Up For It!!!

Friday 12 February, 7pm-9pm
in the  David Attenborough Building
A fundraising evening of comedy with Robin Ince, Sara Pascoe and special guests, taking place on Darwin’s birthday on the New Museum Site. It will also be the first opportunity for members of the public to take a peek inside the David Attenborough Building. Money raised will be used to rehang the Fin whale skeleton in the new Museum of Zoology foyer. Tickets on sale now – £15 plus £2.50 booking fee. Adults 18+

Zoology Club (13-18yrs) workshop with Dr Tim Weil

Thursday 18 February 3-5pm
at the Department of Zoology
Come and dissect fly eggs with Dr Tim Weil in one of the Department’s research labs.
If you’re not a member yet and would like to join and book, along with your booking request, send your name, email address, postal address, parent or guardian’s name and email address to  umzc   zoo cam ac uk. Booking essential for this workshop. Members only.

 Twilight 2016

Twilight at the Museums is a FREE after-dark event for families where museums and collections across the city open their doors for a variety of torch-lit and illuminated adventures. With 12 organisations offering free drop-in activities and themed trails across 10 locations, there is plenty for families to enjoy.

MoZ spends Twilight at the Polar Museum again!
Wednesday 17 February 4.30pm-8.30pm
at  The Polar Museum
Can you tell the difference between Arctic and Antarctic animals? What life can you find under the ice? Talk to Polar Museum experts whilst you queue, sit down inside and listen to the Museum of Zoology outreach team talking about wildlife at the poles and then take a torch lit walk around the galleries.
Bring a torch or buy one in the queue!
Enquiries: Polar Museum 01223 336562
Free, drop-in event.

Science Festival 2016

Here’s looking at Zoo, kid!
Saturday 12 March 10am-4pm
At the  David Attenborough Building
We’ll be hanging out with our new  Cambridge Conservation Initiative neighbours for this year’s Science Festival. Join the Museum of Zoology Outreach Team in the new David Attenborough Building for a sneak preview of the new museum displays and find out more about British Wildlife. Specimen handling, games and crafts to take home with you. Free. Drop-in event.

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:
Image description @zoologymuseum #cambridgesafari or post them on our  Facebook page

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Last updated: 18 January 2016