25/08/2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
£4 per child
Event information
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Price
£4 per child
Who

Make your own dinosaur habitat in a jar.

Suitable for children aged 5+

 

Pre-book: please book in person or telephone 01945 583817

Included Events

Free

The circus is coming to town. Join us for circus themed activities and performances inspired by circus strongman and Victorian adventurer The Great Belzoni.

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Free

Roll up, roll up! See Gossamer Thread Circus delight, amuse and amaze. Featuring the girl who can dance in the air, the world's bendiest man, the amazing Circus in a Suitcase and more.

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Child with ammonite reflecting in her sunglasses
A mix of free and paid for events

From pre-historic themed crafts and ancient archaeology, to pirate adventures on the high seas and nature-based fun, scroll down to choose from over 140 low-cost or FREE family events.

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Prehistoric Plants Trail for kids
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Free

Become a prehistoric plant hunter with this exciting new trail

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the Boat of Millions of Years
12:00 AM
Free

Follow the ancient Egyptian story of Mandjet, the Boat of Millions of Years, a magical story to make sense of day and night.

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Boy and girl posing in museum with large knitted mouse
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Free

Twenty mice have escaped from Larratts Mill and are hiding in the museum. Can you follow the trail and find them all?

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children on stepping stones
Admission charge applies for accompanying adults

Uncover the hidden stories of the Garden on this new trail for summer 2021

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Jade buffalo from China's Ming Dynasty
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Free

Some cows have had a moo-vellous morning at the Fitz. But, they have become separated and need to return to their field before the farmer gets worried. Can you find and tick off these cows from around The Moo-seum?

Download or print off this activity. Or pick up a copy from our Museum Reception. 

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Cambridge city map overlaid with safari locations and animal illustrations
Free

Go on safari in Cambridge’s green spaces to discover the plants and animals that live in these city centre wildlife havens.

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Red admiral butterfly basking on a leaf
Free

If you want to have a go recording butterfly behaviours for yourself why not take part in our Zoology Live Butterfly Challenge.

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Salt-dough sculptures of sea creatures and plastic trash
Free

This year for Zoology Live, we are challenging you to take part in a Protest Plastics challenge. There's a few ways to get involved, from creating a Protest Plastics sculpture to pledging to swap a plastic item.

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Cow looking at camera side-on
Free

Join us for our Cowpats about Cambridge summer challenge and discover what creatures live inside a pile of dung.

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Child putting shards of pottery together
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Normal museum admission applies

Follow the archaeological trail and try your hand at some archaeological arts and crafts.

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three cartoon t rex
Free

Can you spot our colourful dinosaurs hidden around the museum?

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Child with family feeding horse
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Adults £15 (can be upgraded to an annual pass free of charge), children under 16 are free.

Enjoy a range of summer activities and outdoor fun at the National Horseracing Museum

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Stained Glass Museum logo featuring a stained glass 'roundel'
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Adult admission applies, children go free

Drop-in to the Museum for special holiday trails and crafts. 

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Volunteers in art activity tent on lawn of Fitzwilliam Museum
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Free

This year, Family Art Week is themed around the senses, inspired by our temporary exhibitions: The Human Touch and Scent from Nature. We will have free art activities on the lawn between Tues 27th July and Friday 30 July. 

The event is unfortunately SOLD OUT, however, we have online activities through our website here.

 

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Green tractor sitting outside large barn
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Normal museum admission applies

Follow the story of Fenland Farming from past to present with a special trail and activities.

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View of Burwell Museum windmill
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Normal museum admission applies

Visit the Museum every Thursday to create your own artworks based on objects in the museum's collections

 

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Poster image advertising event
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Trails free; craft activities: £2.50 per child

Complete a gallery trail each week to earn stickers for your summer sticker book, plus drop-in to the Museum for themed crafts each Friday.

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Selection of witch's bottles in a display case
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Pay what you wish

Make your very own spell bottle and learn about the history of witches and witchcraft in the fens.

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Image of museum exterior with coloured bunting
Free with normal admission

Pick up an activity guide and explore the folklore at the Museum of Cambridge through fun games and challenges.

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Family visiting the Polar Museum
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free

Join us at the Polar Museum for our family friendly opening days during the summer holidays. These days are bookable specifically for children and their carers.

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Soft toys sitting on grass in front of farming machinery
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Normal museum admission applies

Visit the Farmland Museum for traditional games and a teddy bear's picnic. 

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two children child with dinosaur mask and two pairs of childrens feet with card dinosaur feet
Free

Craft at home and wear to the museum!

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Medieval camp renactment
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Normal museum admission applies

Learn all about medieval crafts and weaponry - and maybe watch a battle or two!

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Child drawing a miniature of Henry VIII
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Normal museum admission applies

Visit the Museum for a special Tudor trail and related art and craft activities. 

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Interior of museum set up like a 1940s shop
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Normal museum admission applies

Learn about 1940s life with special displays, trails and activities.

 

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WWII reenactors dressed as American soldiers
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Normal museum admission applies
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Illustration of a purple time machine, shaped like a beetle, and a man with white hair waving
Free

Journey into the past with our free insect time machine trail. Search for the insects that lived in Cambridgeshire 200 years ago and see what has changed today.

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Map of Cambridge with animal illustrations in green spaces
Free

Go on safari in Cambridge’s green spaces to discover the plants and animals that live in these city centre wildlife havens.

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Image of toys going on a garden adventure
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Free

Pick up this self-led trail and go on an adventure around the Botanic Garden to learn all about being a bee.

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Image of museum conservation person cleaning a bike exhibit

This summer find the Museum of Cambridge's 'Museum on a bike' in various places around Cambridge.

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Photograph of a cast statue featuring Medusa
Free

Discover some amazing stories of the women from ancient Greek and Roman myths in this family museum trail.

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Free and low-cost events

Get ready for a jam-packed programme of family events. Summer with the Museums 2022 is go! 

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Family and museum attendant looking at museum objects
No booking required, normal admission prices apply

Take another look at Cambridge this summer with a free family trail at the Museum of Cambridge.

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Model of planet earth as viewed from space.
Free

Our Place in Space is a playful experiment that asks: What is the difference between 'US' and 'THEM'? What happens to your perspective when you look back at earth from space? Centred around an epic scale model of the solar system designed by Oliver Jeffers, Our Place in Space combines a three-dimensional sculpture trail, interactive AR app and exciting learning and events programmes.

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Child seated at table with assortment of pens, paper and a glass of water
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
£4 per child

Discover how watercolour pens can be used to create some amazing effects. 

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