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  • 22Mar

    Grab your ‘spirits of wine’ and journey back in time as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. Check out some of Darwin’s experiments, get creative with steam-punk makes, and explore the origins of the Museum.

  • 31Mar

    Join us for a family-friendly musical tour across the Fitzwilliam Museum, Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology and Museum of Zoology, with stories and music from cultures across the world performed by the Britten Sinfonia Academy.

    12.30: Museum of Zoology

    14.00: Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology

  • 03Apr

    Practise capturing the amazing detail and atmosphere of skeletal photography with professional photographer Susan Elaine Jones. Discover shadow, light and composition in an amazing setting with privileged access to the newly refurbished Museum of Zoology.


    Suitable for ages 18+

    £30 per participant

  • 05Apr

    From earthworms to beautiful butterflies, discover and create marvellous minibeasts with stories and play.

    Suitable for children aged 2-5

    Two sessions: 10.30-11.15 repeated 11.30-12.15

    Free. Booking recommended.

  • 05Apr

    Book onto a tour and uncover the fascinating stories behind our collections, from the beetles of Charles Darwin to the tale of our fin whale.

    Time: 15.00-16.00

    Suitable for ages 12+

    Tours cost £5 per person. Booking essential. 

  • 08Apr


  • 09Apr

    Discover the science of Zoology at this day long hands on workshop, working with researchers in the Museum and Department of Zoology. See the amazing diversity of animal life on Earth, explore how animal bodies are built, and learn about the delicate balance of ecosystems.

    Suitable for ages 13-18

    Time: 10.00-15.00

  • 10Apr

    Drop in to discover one of the amazing specimens from the Museum's stores not normally on public display.

    Time: 15.00 - 15.30

    All ages.

    Free. No need to book.

  • 11Apr

    Discover eggs of animals past and present, and have a cracking time with egg-themed crafts in the Museum. 

    Suitable for ages 4+

    Time: 10.00-16.30

    Free. No need to book.

  • 12Apr

    Natural history museums are magical places. They inspire awe and wonder in the natural world and help us understand our place within the animal kingdom. But they are places for people, made by people.