Travel back in time and help pull off the greatest heist in history! For one night only, join us with the lights down low and see our Cast Gallery in a new way, as you explore Mount Olympus.

Moth Magic and Night-time Creatures at the Museum of Zoology

Bring a torch and explore the Museum after dark for our special Twilight opening for families. Look out for nocturnal creatures and find out about the amazing world of moths with trails and displays, and see our skeletons in a new, colourful light.

Join us for a night-time adventure at our special after-hours opening for families. We are turning our lights down very low, so bring a torch and search the museum for dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, some of whom roamed Cambridgeshire hundreds of thousands of years ago.

Book a ticket for an entry timeslot. Unlike previous Twilight events, entry is via ticket only.

We can only guarantee entry during the 15 minutes on your ticket. We recommend that you allow 30-45 minutes to explore the Museum. 

This February half-term we welcome Indigo Moon Theatre to the Botanic Garden for a special Twilight showing of the puppet show Seedheart, where we meet Grey who is trapped inside a jar. Grey tries to remember how they got there and how they could be free….  This show tells the important tale of what happened to the Earth when humans came along and how we can restore our once green planet. Watch as the story unfolds (literally) from a single suitcase and follow Grey’s journey to a better future with magical pop-ups, puppetry and shadows.

Suitable for ages 5 and above

Join us live on YouTube as we explore our urban wildlife in winter with fun facts from our collections, wildlife videos, and creations from the Young Zoologists Club. Then get your questions ready to ask our scientist, Dr Daniel Field, Curator of Ornithology here at the Museum, who will be on hand to answer all your winter birdlife queries.

To coincide with late night shopping, drop into our late opening. Discover a magical world of tiny fossils which can only be seen with a microscope, and use them as inspiration to make festive decorations to take home. Pop into our shop to pick up some last minute presents, and enjoy live festive music from a local choir.



Celebrate the festive season with this special evening event at Kettle’s Yard. Enjoy our Making New Worlds: Li Yuan-chia & Friends exhibition after-hours, visit the Kettle’s Yard shop for some Christmas shopping, and enjoy a treat in our café. You can also expect a selection of carols and Christmas songs from local choir, BEATITUDE.

Join us at the Museum for a special performance-based Taruwa evening.

Conversations between whales in the oceans, the low throb of ship engines, bursts of vibrations excited by earthquakes…we cannot hear these vibrations as sounds, but what if we could? This art-science collaboration translates the waveform information contained within seismic data traces into spatial surround sound, revealing the captivating sounds of the Earth.

Join Jackie Kay and Imtiaz Dharker for two poetry performances to celebrate the opening of Real Families. Jackie Kay was the National Poet for Scotland whose collection The Adoption Papers won the Forward Poetry prize. Imtiaz Dharker is a poet, artist, filmmaker who was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for poetry. Her latest collection is Luck is the Hook.

Bar & exhibition open: 18.30 | Event: 19.00 | Book signing: 20.00

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