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.

Twilight Visitors

At night, when the Museum is closed, some special visitors arrive and the only way of knowing they have been because of the footprints they leave.

See if you can guess each animal by it's shadow and match it with its footprint.

Museum of Zoology: School Visits

All bookings are subject to change in accordance with government guidance.

There is no charge for our standard school sessions, but donations are welcomed to support the Museum learning programme (recommended donation of £3 per child).

If you are a UK based school wishing to visit the Museum with your class, please use the booking form to make a request. Please note that the Museum is closed on Mondays. We advise submitting a request at least 2 weeks in advance to avoid disappointment and allow time to receive a confirmation.

Polar Museum: School visits and information for teachers

School Visits

On Wednesdays, the Polar Museum although closed to the general public, will be open for pre-booked school group visits (one morning/one afternoon). Priority will be given to school groups who are visiting as part of a polar project. This arrangement will last until the end of 2021. You will lead your group around the museum accompanied by a member of our education team. We are happy to lend you clipboards and pencils. There is a suggested donation of £1 per child for a class group visit to the Polar Museum.