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
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!

Whipple Museum of the History of Science
15/02/2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Free

Find out more about space toys in the Whipple Museum's collection and have a go at making your own! 

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. 

15/02/2023
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Free

Twilight themed 'shadowy' activities and crafts.

15/02/2023
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Free

Drop-in for a stained glass trail and craft activities

Centre for Computing History
15/02/2023
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Workshop participant, £15; accompanying adult, £10 (required for under 14s)

Get hands-on with Raspberry Pi Pico in this fun workshop.

Centre for Computing History
15/02/2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Workshop participant, £10; accompanying adult, £10 (required for under 14s)

Learn how to connect everyday objects (like carrots) to a computer with the help of an ingenious device.

Museum of Zoology
15/02/2023
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Free

Visit the Museum of Zoology in the dark! Are you brave enough?

Centre for Computing History
16/02/2023
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Workshop participant, £10; accompanying adult, £10 (required for under 14s)

Engage in some friendly competition with other game designers and see if you can win a prize.

Whipple Museum of the History of Science
16/02/2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Free

Find out more about space toys in the Whipple Museum's collection and have a go at making your own! 

Museum of Classical Archaeology
16/02/2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free

Are you brave enough to descend into Hades, the Greek Underworld? Explore our Cast Gallery in a new way as we open late and turn down the lights.

Museum of Cambridge
16/02/2023
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free

Discover the Museum after dark...

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