Studio Sunday Outdoors

Join us in St Peter’s Churchyard, just next door to Kettle’s Yard, for free, practical art making workshops. Respond to the House and exhibitions to make your own artworks. Get creative with artists and our Community & Learning volunteers, no previous art experience needed!

In this session, join artist Jacqui Campbell to discover how we can be inspired by the nature around us to create artwork.

Activities are for all but most suitable for children between 3 and 11 years. We encourage parents/carers to create alongside their child.

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BioBlitz 2022

Welcome to BioBlitz 2022!  Join us at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden as we explore the wildlife at the Garden, with a range of bookable activities for the whole family. We'll be mini beast hunting, pond dipping, running crafty caterpillar workshops, and much much more!

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. 

Please register your interest for this event to receive updates

Half term millipede madness

Arthropleura is an extinct millipede-like animal that lived about 346-295 million years ago, during the Carboniferous Period. It is the largest known land invertebrate to ever live, and the fossil on display in the Museum, is the largest ever found.

Come along to our free drop-in event and take part in millipede-themed craft activity to celebrate our new giant millipede fossil exhibit. Creepy crawly fun for all the family.

The Earth Clinic

We’ll be checking in with our home planet’s health: exploring how scientists check its vital signs, take its pulse over millions of years and identify the signs of – and treatments for – climate and environmental change.  

Hear first-hand from Cambridge researchers as they guide you through the inner workings of Earth’s climate system, introduce you to their detective tool-kit and explore what we can all do to build a happier, healthier planet.

This event is jointly hosted by Cambridge’s Department of Earth Sciences.

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Millipede madness

Arthropleura is an extinct millipede-like animal that lived about 346-295 million years ago, during the Carboniferous Period. It is the largest known land invertebrate to ever live, and the fossil on display in the Museum, is the largest ever found.

Come along to our free drop-in event and take part in millipede-themed craft activity to celebrate our new giant millipede fossil exhibit. Creepy crawly fun for all the family.

Millipede madness

Arthropleura is an extinct millipede-like animal that lived about 346-295 million years ago, during the Carboniferous Period. It is the largest known land invertebrate to ever live, and the fossil on display in the Museum, is the largest ever found.

Come along to our free drop-in event and take part in millipede-themed craft activity to celebrate our new giant millipede fossil exhibit. Creepy crawly fun for all the family.

Copies and Creatures

Learn more about the Greeks and their temples with our trail. Then join and recreate one of our statues using plasticine. 

Are you interested in the Greeks and their temples? Do you like finding things? Our Meet the Greeks trail is perfect for children (and adults) who want to explore the museum at their own pace.