Welcome to the Twilight Digital Sleepover! Scroll down to find a jam-packed programme of pre-recorded and downloadable activities for you to create your own night with the museums. All the activities will be available throughout half-term so there is plenty of time to enjoy.


With so many options to choose from, you might like some ideas to help you plan your evening

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Cambridge Science Centre

The James Webb telescope is huge, so how does it get into space? Make your own model to find out.

Ages 7+

Centre for Computing History

Learn how to code the micro:bit to become a wake-up alarm.

Ages 8 - 12

Cambridge Science Centre

Discover what peering through a nebula must be like by making your own Nebula in a jar. 

Ages 7+

The Fitzwilliam Museum

A bedtime story especially for under 5s.

Museum of Classical Archaeology

In Greek mythology, Selene is the sister of Helios, the god of the sun. The Romans called her Luna. She drives her moon chariot across the heavens.

Learn more about the goddess and create your own painting using a variety of techniques.

Ages 6+

Cambridge Science Centre

Have a go at making balloon rockets to race with your friends. Race these rockets with your friends ands see how mass affects how far the rocket travels.

Ages 7+

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Make a whole zoo of shadow puppets, inspired by those from South East Asia at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Ages 6+

Kettle's Yard

Create a cast of shadow puppets and put on your own show.

Ages 7 - 11

The Polar Museum

Join the Polar Museum for a sing-a-long which will help you learn more about climate change.

Ages 7+

The Fitzwilliam Museum

Join theatre group Indefinite Articles as they take a whirlwind journey through the Fitzwilliam Museum at dusk... what might they encounter?

Ages 6+

The Fitzwilliam Museum

Listen to the story of 'The Wedding Treasure,' a West African Folktale, written and performed by storyteller, Wendy Shearer.

Ages 7+

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

See strange goings on - captured on film for the first time ever - when has closed for the night.

All ages

Whipple Museum of the History of Science

Take a guided tour of the Whipple Museum and discover how people have explored and explained space throughout the ages.

Ages 7 - 11 (or younger with support)

Museum of Zoology

Gather up your blankets, sheets and cushions to build a nest fit for a dormouse. 

All ages

Cambridge Museum of Technology

Discover the animal visitors who visit the Museum at night.

Ages 5 - 7

Museum of Zoology

The early morning is one of the best times to spot wildlife. Set your alarm and wake-up with the Museum of Zoology to listen out for birdsong and spot local wildlife. 

Ages 6+

Churches Conservation Trust - All Saints Church

Make your own shadow puppet to help tell a story at home.

Ages 4 - 12

Cambridge University Botanic Garden 

Join TV presenters and YouTubers Maddie Moate & Greg Foot (CBeebies' Maddie’s Do You Know?, Blue Peter, Let’s Go Live) for for a live interactive, twilight adventure inside the Botanic Garden Glasshouses.

All ages

Churches Conservation Trust - All Saints Church

Make your own shadow puppet theatre, so your shadow puppets can perform to your friends and family.

Ages 4 - 12

Museum of Cambridge

Want to test your baking skills? Join the Museum of Cambridge in this follow along cooking session, based on a recipe from their collection, but with a 'nocturnal' twist!

All ages (with adult supervision at all times)

The Cromwell Museum

Explore the Naseby, the most famous ship in Oliver Cromwell’s navy, and create your own 17th century battleship.

Ages 8+

Centre for Computing History

Learn how to code the 'broken' Internet T-Rex game using Scratch

Ages 9 - 11