11/02/2023
19/02/2023
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Free with normal admission
Event information
Time
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Price
Free with normal admission
Who

This activity is available on Saturdays and Sundays only

Using a UV torch, search for hidden clues and discover the secrets of the Museum's past. 

Ages 7 - 12

Please note: This activity runs on Saturdays and Sundays only

Included Events

red cartoon dinosaur behind large teeth
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free

Can you find all the coloured Dinosaurs hidden in the museum?

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Image of glasshouse range at Cambridge University Botanic Garden
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Garden admission charges apply for adults. Children free.

Become a plant hunter and explore the amazing glasshouse range at Cambridge University Botanic Garden on the hunt for weird and wonderful plants. 

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Child and adult interacting with exhibit
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Free

Get hands-on with engineering, electricity and magnetism at this fun pop-up with Cambridge Science Centre. 

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Interior shot of Cromwell Museum
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Free

Explore Oliver Cromwell’s life with a new free hands-on trail, available only during February half term.

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Printed copy of questions for museum trail
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free

Can you find the aliens hiding within the Museum? Hunt them all down on this space-themed trail. 

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Abstract image of planet
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
£10.00 for one child, £15.00 for two children (using the same mat)

Tactile space-themed art activities for under 5s.

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Black and white image of interior of museum with barrow of coal
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Free with normal admission

Grab a torch and explore Cambridge’s Victorian Pumping Station, searching for the hidden history of a past worker. Hunt for the clues to piece together their story.

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Child holding a torch
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Free

Explore the museum the with lights off with only your torches to guide you. Object handling and museum trails will be available.

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A globe with a model of sputnik on one side and a flying saucer on the other
Free

Find out more about space toys in the Whipple Museum's collections! 

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Cartoon image of a spider in front of a computer screen
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Normal admission applies

Learn how to be safe online with Webster the spider.

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Image of clay alien
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
£10.00 for one child, £18.00 for two, £26.00 for three (at the same table)

A fun craft activity where you get to make your very own alien world.

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Selection of craft materials including stars and sequins
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
£4.50 for 1 child, £8 for 2, £11.50 for 3

Explore the Museum after dark and enjoy some alien (and underpants!) themed activities.

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Boy with Lamp
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Free

Join us for a family friendly exploration of the museum.

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A globe with a model of sputnik on one side and a flying saucer on the other
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free

Explore the Whipple Museum in the dark and find out more about space toys in our collections!

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A globe with a model of sputnik on one side and a flying saucer on the other
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Free

Find out more about space toys in the Whipple Museum's collection and have a go at making your own! 

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Bat shadow puppet silhouetted against the moon
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Free

Twilight themed 'shadowy' activities and crafts.

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Child's hand holding tissue collage artwork
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Free

Drop-in for a stained glass trail and craft activities

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Circuit board with coloured lights attached to a by wires to a Rasberry Pi Pico
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Workshop participant, £10; accompanying adult, £10 (required for under 14s)

Get hands-on with Raspberry Pi Pico in this fun workshop.

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Cartoon image of carrots next to circuit leads
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Workshop participant, £10; accompanying adult, £10 (required for under 14s)

Learn how to connect everyday objects (like carrots) to a computer with the help of an ingenious device.

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Museum of Zoology lower gallery
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Free

Visit the Museum of Zoology in the dark! Are you brave enough?

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A globe with a model of sputnik on one side and a flying saucer on the other
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Free

Find out more about space toys in the Whipple Museum's collection and have a go at making your own! 

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Cartoon image of 2 cats in front of an computer game
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Workshop participant, £10; accompanying adult, £10 (required for under 14s)

Engage in some friendly competition with other game designers and see if you can win a prize.

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Two statues looking towards one another backlit with red. The left is a woman, wearing a robe and helmet, the right is a naked satyr dancing.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free

Are you brave enough to descend into Hades, the Greek Underworld? Explore our Cast Gallery in a new way as we open late and turn down the lights.

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17th century inglenook fireplace in the Museum
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free

Discover the Museum after dark...

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A photograph showing children's hands holding up a piece of perspex. They are using a torch to create a shadow with the perspex, which they have drawn shapes on.
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Free

Interact with new artwork explore light & shadow created by artist Georgia Akbar and students from Castle School and enjoy carnival-inspired art-making and story-telling in the galleries.

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Robot caterpillar surrounded by cartoon images of fruit
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Normal admission applies

Help the Code-a-Pillar on his mission to become a beautiful butterfly.

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A globe with a model of sputnik on one side and a flying saucer on the other
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Free

Find out more about space toys in the Whipple Museum's collection and have a go at making your own! 

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Image of a prison cell door in candlelight.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free

Explore the Museum after-hours by torchlight

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