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Museum events

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.

Little Explorers

Little Explorers

Wednesday 6th July: 11.15am

Wednesday 12th October: 10.00am and 11.15am

Wednesday 30th November: 10.00am and 11.15am

A different 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. One year olds and under are free.

Sessions last approximately 50 minutes.

Please book by emailing stating your child's full name and age.

Polar explorers illustration

The Big Weekend

Come and get chilled on a summer's day!

Find out how explorers like Ernest Shackleton, a hundred years ago, polar scientists nowadays and creatures like penguins and caribou cope with the cold.

The Big Weekend: Saturday 9th July on Parker's Piece, 12.00 'til 5.00pm.

Children's and Young People's Participation Service (ChYpPs): Wednesday 27th July at Lammas Land, 1.00 'til 4.00pm.

ChYpPs: Wednesday 27th July at Trumpington, King George V Playing Field, 12.30 'til 4.30pm.

ChYpPs: Friday 19th August at Histon Road Recreation Ground (CB4 3QE), 1.30 'til 4.30pm.

Toy boat and arctic figure

Friday Fun, Polar Play

Create frozen worlds through play and construction using the museum's kits and toys. Suitable for ages 4 to 10.

Friday 29th July: 11.00am 'til 12.30pm.

Friday 5th August: 11.00am 'til 12.30pm.

Friday 12th August: 11.00am 'til 12.30pm.

Friday 19th August: 11.00am 'til 12.30pm.

Friday 26th August: 11.00am 'til 12.30pm.

Storytelling session


Snowy storytelling activities. Different stories every time!

Suitable for ages 4 to 8.

Wednesday 3rd August: 11.00am.

Wednesday 17th August: 11.00am.

Wednesday 31st August: 11.00am.


Polar tours for families

A guided tour of the highlights of the museum including tales of adventure.

Suitable for ages 4 to 8.

Wednesday 10th August: 11.00am.

Wednesday 24th August: 11.00am.