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From queens, emperors and divine beings, to scientists, artists and global communities, explore the spectrum of identities that exist across time, place and culture in Cambridge collections.

‘Animals don’t do sexual identity; they just do sex.’

From same-sex sexual behaviour in giraffes and penguins to the scientists working in the field of zoology. How do the labels and categories we give animals affect the way we interact with the natural world? 

Our volunteer guides share their personal selection of fascinating stories about gender and sex in the animal world at the Museum of Zoology.

Tours run:
Feb-June 2020

Free – booking advised

To book go to

Please meet your guide in the Whale Hall approx. 5-10 mins before the start of the tour. 

Tours will last approximately 40 mins and are led by a volunteer guide.

Please note that the tours will involve walking around the Museum for the duration. 

Tours are aimed at an adult audience. However children and teenagers are very welcome to attend with adults.


Tours are also running in other Cambridge University Museums: Polar Museum,  Museum of Classical Archaeology,  Whipple Museum of the History of Science,  Fitzwilliam Museum, Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. For more information please visit

Friday, 14 February, 2020 - 12:00 to 13:00