Make your own rat-shaped shadow puppet then use it to try some shadow experiments.

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This image from a medieval illuminated manuscript shows the sun and moon arguing over whose light is the best. Colour in this detailed picture and then decide who is the winner...

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Make a wonderful water lily that opens in water. 

This type of tropical flower is pollinated by beetles. In the daytime these stay hidden inside the closed flower. If you want, cut out the beetle and hide it inside your flower before placing it on water!

Visit the Museum of Cambridge during Twilight with the Museums and explore the history of Cambridge after dark! Bring your own torches to uncover the hidden secrets of the Museum of Cambridge and its collection. Pick up a trail and see if you can shine a light on the stories unfolding through the Museum.

PLEASE NOTE: Last admission at 18.30

Bring a torch to help you explore the specially lit galleries, and try your hand at making a shadow puppet to take home.

This event is supported by Huntingdon District Council and the UK Shared Prosperity (Vibrant Communities) Fund. 

Become a Twilight explorer, and adventure through the Museum after dark!

Step into the role of a printmaker apprentice, guided by expert hands, as you explore the fascinating world of printing. Craft your own twilight-inspired masterpiece, leaving your mark on a temporary museum display and taking away a unique memento of the evening. 

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.

Live illustration, colourful music and storytelling will come together in the inspiring surroundings of the Kettle’s Yard house in this magical family concert from author and illustrator James Mayhew and Britten Sinfonia.

Equip yourself with a torch and a copy of our fire-themed family trail to explore humanity's relationship with fire through the ages.

Then, why not, head off to the Whipple Museum to continue lighting the darkness. 

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.

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