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The 12 Days of Winter Wildlife

30 November 2020

Sing-along with the Museum as they launch ‘The 12 Days of Winter Wildlife’ From...

WhaleCOME back! Museum re-opens 24 September

9 September 2020

WhaleCOME back! University Museum of Zoology re-opening Thursday 24 September...

Museum shortlisted for national award

22 July 2020

We are delighted to announce that the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge...

Whalecome back (again)!

We will be re-opening on Thursday 3 December 2020. Entry to the Museum will be via a timed ticketing system. Tickets are free and must be booked in advance. 

We will be open three days a week: Thursday to Saturday

How to book your ticket: Please click here for all the details relating to your visit, including ticket booking. 

(We will be closed over Christmas and New Year. Our last day of public opening is Saturday 19th December 2020). 

We are always sharing fascinating animal facts, craft activities & research information via our blog & on social media – so please do join us there.

You can shop online for gifts from each of the University Museums at the new 'Curating Cambridge' online shop.

The University Museum of Zoology is one of Cambridge's major attractions. Our brilliant galleries showcase the diversity of animal life, from marsupials to monkeys, mammoths to manatees. Visit us to discover stories of extinction, survival, evolution and exploration.

Keep up to date with our news via the blog ,website and on InstagramTwitter and Facebook.

Visit our blog where we are sharing stories, news and information about all things zoological. You can even spot wildlife from your window with Open Your Window Bingo...

Should you need to contact the team please email

Best Wishes
The Museum of Zoology Team