Make your own Anglerfish mask and discover how this crafty fish tempts in its prey...
Salt dough is easy to make and can be used to make all sorts of models - including starfish. This activity will show you how.
Fossil Jurassic star fish from the Sedgwick Museum
Make a wonderful water lily that opens in water.
This type of tropical flower is pollinated by beetles. In the daytime these stay hidden inside the closed flower. If you want, cut out the beetle and hide it inside your flower before placing it on water!
If you are visiting the Museum with young children, why not download our Rainbow of Colour trail to print out and bring with you? It will keep the children entertained as they look for all the colourful specimens in the Museum, and they can even use it in the garden or any outdoor space too.
- rainbow_of_colour_trail_.pdf (1.35 MB)
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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.
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To make your zine you will need:
A fun story from The Fitzwilliam Museum about flowers competing to be the chosen bloom for a painting. Inspired by 'A vase of flowers with a monkey' by Ambrosius Bosschaert the younger. Written and narrated by Nicola Wallis. Designed by Ayshea Carter. This story is aimed at children aged 5 years and younger, but can be enjoyed by all ages.
It might not look very exciting but flint gravel has a story to tell of a warm chalky sea that covered a lot of England about 90 million years ago. That’s when dinosaur were around although they were not living in this particular sea. Sometimes it filled the holes made by borrowing animals and sometimes, if we’re lucky it enclosed the remains of sea creatures meaning it is great place to look for fossils.