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Darwin's barnacles

Have you ever wanted to find out more about the barnacles cemented to the rocks at the seaside? You are not alone. Charles Darwin spent eight years studying barnacles, and the Museum of Zoology holds around 300 microscope slides he made in this time. 

Explore these amazing animals, how they live and what they are related to with family-friendly activities at the Museum. 

This event is being hosted as part of Cambridge University Libraries exhibition, Darwin in Conversation: The Endlessly Curious Life and Letters of Charles Darwin (Saturday 9 July-Saturday 3 December). The exhibition is free and open to all. Full details including opening times can be found here

Registration: Drop-in, no need to book. Suitable for families with children aged 4-11.


Wednesday, 26 October, 2022 - 12:00 to 16:00