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  • 07Feb '20

    Experimental: Pop, Fizz, Boom!

    Alongside projections, illuminations and glowing gizmos, take part in a trail that follows only the bravest scientists' experiments: those that wanted to try something different...

    Drop in family event with buggy parking facilities.

  • 14Sep '19

    A special Saturday opening highlighting centuries of toys and fun for children. Co-hosted with the Whipple Library, play with our museum handling objects and enjoy quirky Victorian children's books from our special collections.

    Free, drop in. Ages 6+.

  • 29Aug '19

    Climates are changing and storms are brewing. Scientists and explorers have long concocted methods to manage extreme weather. But what about the future? Join in with games and crafts and visit the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology for more.

    Free, drop in. Ages 5+.

  • 12Aug '19

    Scientists' work isn't always in the laboratory! Pack your case and join an expedition around the world with games and crafts to help you exchange knowledge, observe, and experiment.

    Free, drop in. Ages 3+.

    Part of Summer at the Museums.

  • 29Jul '19

    Have you got what it takes to join our ship's crew? Navigate treacherous seas, play the Tools of the Trade game, handle seafaring objects and make your own to take home.

    Free, drop in. Ages 3+

    Part of Summer at the Museums

  • 20Feb '19

    Fitzwilliam Museum with the Whipple Museum of the History of Science
    Trumpington Street
    Enjoy a star-lit adventure both inside and outside the Museum. With special light displays, music, craft and astronomy. Bring your torches and see the Museum come to life.

  • 01Dec '18

    Catch us at Anglia Ruskin University alongside other Cambridge University Museums, making planet and globe decorations.

    Location: Anglia Ruskin University (walk through to Bradmore Street entrance from Petersfield).

    Free, all ages, drop in

  • 22Oct '18

    Get ready for Halloween this half term with our ‘spooky’ bone activities at the Sedgwick Museum. We will be exploring old x-rays, studying the bones in your hand and coming face to face with Bony Tony.

    Location: The Sedgwick Museum

    All ages, drop in, free

  • 20Oct '18

    Join us for a day exploring the Arctic and the animals and people that live there! Crafts and activities for all ages throughout the day as well as a chance to see live reindeer and find out about the people that live and work with them.

  • 14Sep '18

    Visit the Whipple Library for a special display of pamphlets, books, models and ephemera relating to phrenology with the Whipple Museum of the History of Science.

Opening Times

Please note:

From 21st October, the Museum will be open on Wednesdays and Friday afternoons, for pre-booked visits only.

Tickets are free but must be booked through the University of Cambridge Museums' ticketing system.

Closed bank holidays

Free Entry