Monday 13 - Sunday 19 February 2023

Twilight with the Museums has everything you need for a great February half-term. Get set for a week of free and low-cost family events and activities, including hands-on science, storytelling, after-hours museum exploration, space toys, carnival headdresses and underwater-themed discovery. 

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Find all of What's On here. For a taste, scroll on. 

What's on? 

Preset Block
Cambridge Museum of Technology
11/02/2023
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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.

Norris Museum
11/02/2023
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.

Norris Museum
11/02/2023
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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. 

Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
11/02/2023
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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. 

Cambridge Science Centre
11/02/2023
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Free

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

The Cromwell Museum
11/02/2023
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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.

The Polar Museum
13/02/2023
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.

Whipple Museum of the History of Science
13/02/2023
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Free

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

Centre for Computing History
14/02/2023
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Normal admission applies

Learn how to be safe online with Webster the spider.

Norris Museum
14/02/2023
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.

Cambridge University Botanic Garden 
15/02/2023
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Free

Have a go at the glasshouse adventure trail after dark and journey through dry deserts, freezing alpine conditions and lush tropical rainforests on the hunt for weird and wonderful plants. 

Whipple Museum of the History of Science
15/02/2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free

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

Twilight with the Museums is delivered by the University of Cambridge Museums with funding from Arts Council England and Cambridge City Council.