Bat Patrol

Come for a twilight ramble through the Botanic Garden and learn about the fascinating world of bats. There will be a chance to use our bat detectors, find out about what bats eat, where they live and have your questions answered.

£7 per person (adults & children). Booking essential.

Suitable for adults and accompanied children aged 8+

This event is weather dependent.

FREE TALK: The Science of Quest

  • Doors open at 5.30pm, guests are welcome to look around the Polar Museum.
  • Talk start at 6pm.
  • End time 7.00pm including questions.

A century after Shackleton's final expedition returned to port, join historian of science Dr Sam Robinson to hear how the expedition marked a key transition from the age of heroic exploration in Antarctica to the beginnings of sustained scientific enquiry. The Shackleton-Rowett expedition, also known as the 'Quest' expedition after the name of the ship, paved the way for today's Antarctic research.

Zoology Live! 2022

We'll be chatting with experts about how to support wildlife & looking at the wildlife in the Botanic Garden. You will have the opportunity to put your questions live to our experts. 

Zoology Live! is running on two nights  - on Tuesday 21 June at 7pm, we will be livestreaming from the Museum, and Wednesday 22 June, we will be at the Botanic Garden. Hope you can join us on both nights!

Zoology Live! 2022

Get your questions ready! You will have the chance to put your questions LIVE to our experts. We'll be talking to experts on butterflies and Australian mammals - plus lots of activities and mini films to watch. This is a FREE online event for the whole family. 

It takes place on two nights - Tuesday 21st June at 7pm from the Museum and on Wednesday 22nd June we will be broadcasting live from Cambridge University Botanic Garden. 

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Displaying Nature, Truthfully: Curators' Panel Discussion

Join True to Nature exhibition collaborators Jane Munro, Ger Luijten and Mary Morton for a panel discussion as they share the thinking behind the exhibition and the curatorial challenges and opportunities afforded by exploring the theme in different ways across three venues.

Drawing on new scholarship, this exhibition of some 100 oil sketches made across Europe, mainly during the nineteenth century, explores the variety of inventive ways in which artists recorded fleeting moments in nature, experienced at first-hand.

Board games night at the Museum

Visit the Museum of Zoology after hours for animal-themed board games. Grab a drink from the Whale Café, play strategy games, create canine chaos or battle to be the best in our Hungry Hungry Hippos Tournament. The Museum Shop will be open throughout the event, and the Whale Café will be serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and snacks to purchase. With space to play your own games or be guided by experts from Heffers Games of Heffers Bookshop, Cambridge. 

Ages 18+  

£5 per person