We are bringing Twilight to you!

Held every February half-term, Twilight at the Museums is traditionally a time when our local museums open their doors to families for an evening of torch-lit exploration. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we might not be able to welcome you in person but you can still enjoy some Twilight fun.

Inspired by museum collections, this page has loads of twilight-themed activities, games and videos for you to enjoy. Whether it's getting outside and trying your hand at a bit of stargazing, or staying warm and having a go making shadow puppets, you'll find plenty to brighten up the long, dark evenings.

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University Library

The sun and moon argue over whose light is best. Who do you think should win?

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

A fun, prehistoric-themed word search.


The Polar Museum

Discover the beauty of the northern lights and learn more about the science of colour in this hands-on craft activity.

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

Have fun using salt dough to make your own starfish.

Cambridge Museum of Technology

Make your own shadow puppet and learn more about the science of shadows.

Whipple Museum of the History of Science

Get outside and discover the stars above!

Museum of Zoology

Create your own Anglerfish mask 

Cambridge University Botanic Garden 

Make your own wonderful water lily that blossoms on water.

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Try spending an evening like the Ancient Romans during winter.

The Fitzwilliam Museum

Try out this cut-and-colour diorama to complete a Knight in armour.

Kettle's Yard

Find out more about empathy and seeing things from a different point of view.

Stained Glass Museum

Why save the fun for the evening? Grab some breakfast, get comfy and enjoy a morning story with the Stained Glass Museum.

Whipple Museum of the History of Science

Look, Copy, Make activities are designed for children with special educational needs and disability (SEND).

This activity is based on a special animal globe from the Whipple Museum. 

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Look, Copy, Make activities are designed for children with special educational needs and disability (SEND).

This activity is based on a Bronze age beaker from the Museum of Archaeology and Anthroplogy.

Centre for Computing History

Make an interactive 8-bit solar system using Scratch.

Centre for Computing History

Use the micro:bit to learn how to 'launch' a rocket.

Churches Conservation Trust - All Saints Church

Try your hand at sketching a gruesome gargoyle.

Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey

Follow the story of Denny the Farmland field mouse and make some crafts along the way.

Great St Mary's Church

Make your own fancy Twilight star to hang in a window or as a decoration. 

Museum of Cambridge

Play a fun finding game using paper and torches.

Cambridge Science Centre

Use everyday items to make your own constellation viewer.

Cambridge Science Centre

Find out what happens when you mix colours with a this home made rainbow spinner.

Norris Museum

Learn how to make a colourful star decoration using simple materials.

Stained Glass Museum

Learn how to turn an old jar into a magical starry night.