About the Session 

From an enormous protein structure to plaster casts of chicken heads, students will see models spanning different scientific fields, dating from the 18th century to the 20th. They will learn about the importance of models in scientific investigations and discoveries throughout Biology, Chemistry and Physics. They will analyse the representation of concepts including electricity and genetic inheritance, have an in-depth look at the history of molecular models, and operate a mechanical model of the solar system.

Snuggle up and listen to this bedtime story featuring a host of characters from the Fitzwilliam Museum's collection.

Learn how to code the micro:bit to become a wake-up alarm using its light-sensing feature.  All coding is done online using Blocks on the Makecode page, and the results seen on Makecode's online simulator.

With help from the Centre of Computing History, learn how to code and fix the 'broken' T-rex game.

Before you start, download the digital assets below


Cactus 1

Cactus 2

Cactus 3

Make your own sleepover (or next day) snacks with this baking session from the Museum of Cambridge.


Join us at 7pm to help Maddie and Greg find clues, solve puzzles, and search the tropical rainforests and deserts of the Botanic Garden to find the secrets of the mysterious Moonflower which flowered at the Garden for the first time last year.

The early morning is one of the best times to spot wildlife. Join the team from the Museum of Zoology as they listen out for birdsong and spot local wildlife in Cambridge as the sun rises.

Why not wrap up warm and open a window or head out into your garden – what can you see and hear?

Gather up your blankets, sheets and cushions to build a nest fit for a dormouse. 

Join the Museum of Zoology to discover how dormice create a cosy winter hide-away and have a go at creating your own giant nest, big enough for you to take a nap in.

How have people explored and explained space through the ages? Find out more about telescopes, models of the solar system, maps of planets and constellations as we explore the collections at the Whipple Museum.

Take a peek behind the Sedgwick Museum's doors when it has closed for the evening. See strange goings on - captured on film for the first time ever. A ghostly Twilight treat!

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