Looking for fun learning activities to try at home? From wildlife wanders to stories inspired by paintings, take your pick from a growing selection inspired by the University collections.

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The Fitzwilliam Museum

We all love rainbows! Here's a quick rainbow painting by Nathan Huxtable that you can try at home. 

 

 

The Fitzwilliam Museum

Listen to the story of Vanessa the Lost Butterfly, inspired by the painting ‘Flowers in a Glass Vase’ by Davidsz de Heem. Written and performed by Nicola Wallis. 

Museum of Zoology

Take a look out of your window. What can you see? A bird in the tree over the road? A butterfly fluttering past, dancing from flower to flower? Now you can turn your wildlife sightings into points with Open Your Window Bingo!

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

Make your own dinosaur feet to wear over your shoes. It will be roarsome. 

The Fitzwilliam Museum

Gather some paper and colours to take part in a Springtime colour hunt inspired by Monet's Springtime. 

The Polar Museum

Explore a wide range of objects from Antarctica in this short film about science in Antarctica.

Museum of Zoology

Time to hop to it! Follow a video to make your own jumping frog from a square of paper.

Whipple Museum of the History of Science

Colour in our microscope and find and draw other things in your home which use the science of glass and lenses. 

Based on the hit adventure book Hidden Tales: Riddle of the White Sphinx, discover plenty of fun things to do while at home and a treasure hunt to look forward to when the museums reopen. 

 

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

Get creative with some colouring and find out which dinosaurs lived in Cambridge

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

Too sunny? Make a dinosaur visor to keep you cool.

The Fitzwilliam Museum

Shine a light on this Islamic mosque lamp from the Fitzwilliam Museum Collections. 

The Fitzwilliam Museum

Delve in and discover more about this exciting recent archaeological find. This resource will guide you through three activities to Look closely, Think deeper and Do something practical.

Cambridge University Botanic Garden 

Learn about flowers and pollination and create your own super flower.

Cambridge University Botanic Garden 

Ever wanted to design your own garden?  Well here’s your chance!  Have a go at this activity and create a miniature paradise for one of your toys.

Cambridge University Botanic Garden 

Go on a wildflower wander with a difference – help others to enjoy the natural treasures that so often go unnoticed by creating tiny signs next to them.

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

To celebrate our new 'Dawn of the Wonderchicken' online exhibition by Daniel Field, learn how you can build a bird.

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Learn more about Greek Pottery and use one of our templates to design your own inspired by sherds from our collection.

Kettle's Yard

A collection of creative activities for families to do at home created by Enni-Kukka Tuomala for Kettle's Yard Open House.

Have a go at making your own version of Shadow Play by Bridget Riley. 

Cambridge University Botanic Garden 

Arrange a seed share and spread a little cheer in your neighbourhood.

The Fitzwilliam Museum

An animated story for younger children, featuring some favourite paintings from the Museum's collection. Follow the adventure of the Red Scarf as it floats through different artworks, meeting different characters along the way.

The Fitzwilliam Museum

This resource is designed to help you Look, Think, and Do inspired by 'The Last of England by Ford Madox Brown. 

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

Fancy more of a challenge than colouring?

The Polar Museum

Explorers doodling in diaries! Discover some of the secrets of expedition diaries then have a go at making your own.

Kettle's Yard

Join in with the Pebble Challenge. Explore artworks, objects and ideas from the Kettle’s Yard Collection to create your own art.

Cambridge University Botanic Garden 

Find out about bee vision and make a special rainbow using the colours bees see. 

Kettle's Yard

Art To Go is a video series from Kettle’s Yard bringing easy, creative workshops for all ages and abilities to your own home.

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Whipple Museum of the History of Science, The Polar Museum, Museum of Zoology, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Museum of Classical Archaeology, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge University Botanic Garden 

Want to get creative? The Discover Arts Award is a great chance to make art, discover artists who inspire you and to share your artwork with family and friends. 


 

Cambridge University Botanic Garden 

Flowers are fantastic!  Not only do they look and smell great but they do one of the most important jobs for plants – flowers make seeds.

Find out more about scientists through history - use our three posters to start an exhibition and then create your own! 

The Polar Museum

Make your own fabric narwhal, and learn a few fun facts about the 'unicorn of the sea'.

The Polar Museum

Explore a wide range of objects from Antarctica in this short film about clothing in Antarctica.

Cambridge University Botanic Garden 

Capture the beauty of leaves by making some dazzling foil art.

Would you like to find out more about the totem pole in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology? Have a go at making your own totem pole based on the story of your family.

The Polar Museum

Entertainment for explorers! Listen to a 200 year old musical instrument, and have a go at making your own music.

The Polar Museum

Producing a newspaper was a polar expedition tradition! Find out more, and make your own report from home.

The Polar Museum

In 1910, Frank Debenham set off on an Antarctic adventure. Explore our collections to help him pack!

The Polar Museum

Time to form a huddle! Follow our instructions to make a penguin from a square of paper.

Cambridge University Botanic Garden 

Learn about the science of petal colour and use real pigments from plants and special flower tricks to paint like a petal.

Cambridge University Botanic Garden 

Even if you don’t have a garden you can still grow plenty of plants on your windowsill. 

Cambridge University Botanic Garden 

Find out how to make a mini flower press to start your own collection of pressed flowers.

Whipple Museum of the History of Science

Colour in our friendly calculator and see how many mathematical things you can find around you. 

Cambridge University Botanic Garden 

Grab your felt tips and get busy with these colouring challenges from the Botanic Garden. 

Cambridge University Botanic Garden 

Have a go at this simple game to test your memory skills and to get to know different plants. Make it easy or super hard – it’s up to you