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Museum events

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Please contact us for details of hiring the museum as an event venue.

See also the archive of previous events.

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Summer at the Museums

polar storytime

Polar Play & Storytime

Tuesday 25 July, 10am – 11am &

Tuesday 22 August, 10am – 11am

Stories of the polar regions with a craft making session.

Suitable for 4-8 year olds. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate older and younger siblings outside of the stated age range (with the exception of babies under 1). Free bookable session. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Bookings via

For 25 July: https://polarplayandstoryjuly.eventbrite.co.uk

For 22 August: https://polarplayandstoryaugust.eventbrite.co.uk

polar animal toys

Polar Animals: Museum Children's Tour

Tuesday 1 August, 10am – 11am &

Tuesday 29 August, 10am – 11am

Ever felt overwhelmed by all the exciting things in a museum? Don't know where to look first? Join us for a tour of The Polar Museum with our friends from the Museum of Zoology.

Find out all about polar animals that live in extreme environments and the creatures that lived there long ago. This tour is especially for children.

Suitable for ages 7-13 year olds. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate older and younger siblings outside of the stated age range (with the exception of babies under 1).

Free bookable session. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Bookings via:

For 1 August: https://childrenstour1st.eventbrite.co.uk

For 29 August: https://childrenstour29th.eventbrite.co.uk

Little Explorers

Little Explorers

11 September:

10am – 10.45am & 11.15 - 12pm

A different Polar story each session with renowned storyteller Marion Leeper.

For under 5s only. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Places cost £1.50 per child payable on arrival.
Children under 1 are free.

Please book by emailing museumevents@spri.cam.ac.uk stating your child's full name and age.

painted ceiling of Antarctica

Teaching a Polar Project?

FREE session suitable for teachers of KS1, KS2 or KS3 classes.

Wednesday 25 October 2017

11am-1pm

Are you looking for activity ideas and inspiration for your polar project? We can help with resources, information, multi-disciplinary ideas, handling collections and activities for your classroom.

This session would also benefit teachers who have booked a self-guided visit to the Polar Museum.

For more information or to book a place please contact schools@spri.cam.ac.uk