'Howardena Pindell: A New Language' Exhibition Tour

About Howardena Pindell: A New Language

Howardena Pindell (b. 1943, Philadelphia) is a major contemporary artist based in the US. This is the first UK museum presentation of her work. Encompassing the poetic and the political, Pindell’s remarkable practice over six decades draws from her own experience as an artist, teacher and activist. Her compelling and beautiful works of art often respond to the social and political realities of our time, calling for urgent engagement and action.

From Darwin to Dodos: Guided Tour of the Museum of Zoology

Why is there a fin whale skeleton in Cambridge? What can we learn from our Dodo skeleton? What did Darwin collect here and on the Voyage of the Beagle, and what can these collections tell us about him and is ideas on evolution? Here these stories and more on a guided tour around the Museum of Zoology.

Suitable for ages 12+

Recommended donation of £5 per person. All proceeds support the work of the Museum.

Cambridge Wildlife Safari Trail

Follow the map and clues in this trail to discover the wildlife of central Cambridge. Our Wildlife Safari Trail can be followed on a smartphone, downloaded to your own device, or printed at home before your journey.

Click on the 'download this trail here' button in the top left-hand corner of the page to access the trail.

We would recommend following this trail before lunchtime, when most of the wildlife will be out and about.

Insect Time Machine Trail

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.

This trail is free to collect from the museum desk when you arrive.

Museum of Zoology is open Tuesday - Saturday 10:00-16:30, and Sundays 12:00-16:30. Closed on Mondays.

Chasing Volcanoes with Clive Oppenheimer

Clive Oppenheimer, Professor of Volcanology and contributor to True to Nature, will share his exploration of volcanoes around the world and give us insights into how far volcanologists have come in understanding how volcanoes work, and how their eruptions have acted to change history.

If you are a student and would like to request a free ticket for this talk, please contact tickets@museums.cam.ac.uk

Please note this is a hybrid event:

In Person Ticket

LGBTQ+ BRIDGING BINARIES GUIDED TOUR

Animals don’t do sexual identity; they just do sex.

From same-sex sexual behaviour in giraffes and penguins to the scientists working in the field of zoology. How do the labels and categories we give animals affect the way we interact with the natural world?

Our volunteer guides share their personal selection of fascinating stories about gender and sex in the animal world at the Museum of Zoology.

 

Please book your FREE ticket in advance - as numbers are limited.   

 

Guided tour of the Museum of Zoology

Uncover the fascinating stories behind our collections, from the beetles of Charles Darwin to the tale of our fin whale.

Why is there a fin whale skeleton in Cambridge? What can we learn from our dodo skeleton? What did Darwin collect here and on the Voyage of the Beagle, and what can these collections tell us about him and is ideas on evolution? Here these stories and more on a guided tour around the Museum of Zoology.

Suitable for ages 12+

Recommended donation of £5 per person. All proceeds support the work of the Museum.