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We regret to announce that the Museum of Zoology will be closed from 4.30pm on 17 March 2020.

In response to the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff, visitors and volunteers, we are closing the Museum temporarily. We are currently not taking bookings for visits. This is so that we can make the relevant changes to our bookings process and sessions in order to keep our staff, volunteers and visiting school groups safe. Booking requests will be accepted from 1st September, for dates after 26th October 2020 only.

Visits to the Museum will look quite different for the foreseeable future, and we are working on additional ways to support you and bring the Museum into the classroom virtually. We will update the website with details when they are available. Sign up to our teacher's newsletter to receive further details about changes to our schools programme.

Although the Museum is closed, we will still be communicating online, via our website and on InstagramTwitter and Facebook. Our online resources for teachers to use in the classroom, or students to access from home, are available via Learning Resources in the Learning menu above, and on our Museum of Zoology Blog.
We will continue to share stories, news and information about all things zoological, and we hope that you will share your animal related stories with us too.

We will be re-opening as soon as it is safe to do so, and look forward to welcoming you back at that time. If you would like to get in touch regarding a current booking, please do so on

Best Wishes
The Museum of Zoology Team

Self-led visits for school groups

Self-led visits may be available once the Museum has reopened after the impact of COVID-19. Booking is required for self-led visits. Please get in touch on for more information. The below resources are designed to help you make the most of your class visit. These activities focus on a range of curriculum themes, from habitats to adaptation and are available for you to download and print before your visit: