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  • Visiting with families

The Museum of Zoology is a great place to visit with your family. Entry to the Museum is free for everyone.

What's On for families

We have lots of events throughout the year aimed at families. Please see our What's On events listing for all the details. Some are drop in, and some need to be booked onto, they are very popular, so please do book early. 

 

Facilities

Lifts - the Museum has an upper and a lower gallery, with lift access.

Cloakroom - pushchairs can be left in our Locker Room located in the Whale Hall. To ensure the safety of our exhibits, visitors are not permitted to bring any large items, such as suitcases, scooters, fold-up bicycles and musical instruments into the galleries. Lockers are available, free of charge (items are left at your own risk).

Seating - provided in locations throughout the upper and lower galleries

Toilets and baby-changing -  facilities are located in the Whale Hall, past the reception desk

Whale Café – located upstairs from the Whale Hall (lift available), we have a café serving drinks and light lunches, with a view across our 21 metre long fin whale skeleton.

Shop – the Museum shop, located in the Whale Hall offers a wide range of quality gift items, greetings cards, cuddly toys and pocket money toys.

Explorer Bags

Explorer bags are available to borrow from our reception desk and contain a clipboard with paper, pencils, magnifying glass, a small specimen, trails, fun facts, origami and more!

Zoology Clubs

The Museum offers two Zoology Clubs, which are both free of charge, and offer a range of events, plus a newsletter throughout the year.

Young Zoologists Club (ages 6-12)

Members will receive a quarterly newsletter by email, packed with animal facts, profiles of the animals in our collections, and news of upcoming events and workshops. On joining, members in the UK receive a welcome pack of animal goodies in the post.

Young Zoologists are invited to book onto hands-on workshops and special events put on for club members.

https://www.museum.zoo.cam.ac.uk/learning-outreach/young-zoologists-club

 

Zoology Club (ages13-18)

The Museum of Zoology runs a Zoology Club for 13-18 year olds interested in animals and the science of zoology.

Members will receive a quarterly newsletter by email, packed with zoology information, profiles of the animals in our collections, and news of upcoming events and workshops. On joining, members in the UK receive a welcome pack in the post. 

Zoology Club members are invited to book onto hands-on workshops, special events, talks and scientific debates.

https://www.museum.zoo.cam.ac.uk/learning-outreach/zoology-club