The Art and Science of Light

About the Session 

This set of activities uses objects from the Whipple Museum to explore:

Links between art and science

Microscopes

Telescopes 

Reflection and refraction

Optical illusions and how they work 

Duration: Can be booked as: 

A 60-minute outreach session (online or in person) with ideas for experiments to complete in class

or

Exploring morning birdsong

The early morning is one of the best times to spot wildlife. Join the team from the Museum of Zoology as they listen out for birdsong and spot local wildlife in Cambridge as the sun rises.

Why not wrap up warm and open a window or head out into your garden – what can you see and hear?

Build a Dormouse Den

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

Join the Museum of Zoology to discover how dormice create a cosy winter hide-away and have a go at creating your own giant nest, big enough for you to take a nap in.