FREE TALK Antarctic Art: Creative Journeys

In 2017, Shelly Perkins travelled Antarctica onboard HMS Protector as the Friends of SPRI Artist in Residence. She became the latest in a long line of artists to travel to the frozen continent, and capture her experiences through her creative work.

Join Shelly and the Polar Museum’s Curator Charlotte Connelly to hear about the long tradition of expedition artists in Antarctica, and Shelly’s own experiences of travelling south with the Royal Navy.

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.

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+

Suggested donation of £5 per person

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.

'The Art of Science' workshop series

Join us at the Polar Museum with artist Alice White, to explore where science and art collide and discover how the spirit of exploration is shared by artists and scientists alike. This exciting series of co-disciplinary workshops for 15-18 year olds combine practical art techniques with live science experiments and a chance to be inspired by the awe inspiring, icy worlds of the Polar Regions.

Two Islands: Changing landscapes throughout time

This exhibition presents artist John Kelly’s field explorations on two very contrasting islands, beginning in the young lava fields of Surtsey, Iceland, and ending among the time-worn rocks and erosional surfaces of Barra in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

On display are field sketches and objects collected from both islands, complemented by journal entries John made during his trips.

Science on Sundays – July 2022

Science on Sundays

A programme of free, informal, monthly science talks bringing the latest discoveries in plant science, as well as research linked to the plant collection at CUBG to our visitors in a 30 minute nutshell.

We will be running these talks as online webinars for those at home, and also screening the talks live from the Botanic Garden Classroom for those visiting the the Garden on the day.

Please check the website and social media for updates.

Suitable for adults and children aged 12+

Talks run monthly March to July