Museums like ours contain specimens that belonged to scientific heroes such as Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, who developed the answers to the question of how species evolved. Their stories have been well told; however, they did not work alone. What’s often missing from the histories are the countless local and Indigenous experts who contributed so much to our understanding of the natural world, by collecting specimens for the likes of Darwin and Wallace.

Visit the Museum of Zoology in darkness! We are turning off the lights in the Museum on Wednesday 15th February 2023 at 4.30pm to 7pm. Bring a torch and walk around the galleries, see elephants, whales, spiders, fish, birds and beetles by torchlight plus we are installing some special coloured lights just for one night only – come and see your favourite animals cast some colourful shadows!

This event is FREE but you must book a slot in advance. Places are available from 4.30pm and the last entry is 7pm. 

Join us at Kettle’s Yard to celebrate the opening of our next exhibition Paint Like the Swallow Sings Calypso. Explore the galleries after hours and enjoy a drink with friends.

FREE, booking recommended, pay bar

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Can we change our behaviours to lessen the impacts of the fashion industry on both people and the environment? 

The fashion industry is having a massive impact on the environment. Making clothes creates 10% of our carbon emissions across the globe. Production uses huge amounts of water, and the chemicals involved pollute rivers and streams.

Join us for a fun, practical evening about sustainable fashion. Learn ways of mending or refashioning clothes, and get top tips on how to be greener in our clothing choices with mini-workshops, drop-in activities and more.

Visit the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology galleries after-hours. View their latest exhibition COLOUR: Art, Science and Power  and enjoy activities inspired by the themes of the exhibition. 

An incredibly exciting chance to experience the museum after hours and explore Defaced! Money, Power, Conflict, whilst enjoying drop-in creative workshops, live performances, and drinks.

Join us to celebrate the opening of our new exhibition Howardena Pindell: A New language

FREE, booking recommended, pay bar

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We'll be chatting with experts about how to support wildlife & looking at the wildlife in the Botanic Garden. You will have the opportunity to put your questions live to our experts. 

Zoology Live! is running on two nights  - on Tuesday 21 June at 7pm, we will be livestreaming from the Museum, and Wednesday 22 June, we will be at the Botanic Garden. Hope you can join us on both nights!

Get your questions ready! You will have the chance to put your questions LIVE to our experts. We'll be talking to experts on butterflies and Australian mammals - plus lots of activities and mini films to watch. This is a FREE online event for the whole family. 

It takes place on two nights - Tuesday 21st June at 7pm from the Museum and on Wednesday 22nd June we will be broadcasting live from Cambridge University Botanic Garden. 

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