School and other groups are welcome in the museum. Visits are by appointment, during our usual opening hours. Admission is free (donations welcome).
Booking is essential to avoid clashes with University teaching in the galleries during term-time. It also avoids potential clashes with school groups at other times. To book please contact us.
If this is your first visit to the museum with a school group, we recommend a pre-visit. The museum is able to provide loans material for use in the classroom – please telephone or email for further details.
There is an . Please see also our information sheet on education and other group visitsactivities & guides.
Cambridge Science Festival
The University’s during National Science Week is an annual event for families in Cambridge. It is held each March, and the Museum opens its doors during ‘Science on Saturday’, with fun and activities based on natural history and zoology themes. Suitable for all ages. Cambridge Science Festival
For Cambridge Science Festival 2010, researchers from the Department of Zoology led:
Colourful Creatures at the Museum of Zoology
See the world in a new light. From butterfly wings to peacock feathers, discover how and why animals
produce their amazing colours, and find out how different animals see
colours. Hands on activities, competitions and displays.
And the local Wildlife Trust will be here with:
Embrace your wild side
Get active in a wild way and find out more about where to encounter nature locally and how to protect and improve habitats for wildlife.
Admission free. Everyone welcome. Children must be accompanied.
Conversazione (Zoology Department)
An annual 2-day event held by the Cambridge Natural History Society, in June. A lab full of displays about Natural History, Zoology and Research-based posters. Suitable for a wide range of ages.
Cambridge Festival of Ideas
The first took place in 2008 and saw approximately 8,000 visitors taking part in over 200 events. The Festival is a celebration of the arts, humanities and social sciences with dozens of free performances, taster sessions, film screenings, workshops and exhibitions. The Museum of Zoology holds events for the festival each year. Cambridge Festival of Ideas