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See also the archive of previous events.

Summer with the Museums

Alice White, artist

'The Art of Science' workshop series

Sunday 25 – Tuesday 27 July 2021 1-4pm each day

at The Polar Museum, Lensfield Road, Cambridge, CB2 1ER

Join us at the Polar Museum with artist Alice White, to explore where science and art collide and discover how the spirit of exploration is shared by artists and scientists alike. This exciting series of co-disciplinary workshops for 15-18 year olds combine practical art techniques with live science experiments and a chance to be inspired by the awe inspiring, icy worlds of the Polar Regions.

Workshops are free to book and you can attend one, two or all three in the series. As places are limited, please ensure you are available to attend the workshops in person at the Polar Museum.

Workshop 1 – The Art of Navigation (exploring Polar landscapes and ice, sketching with contrasting pencil effects and textures) Sunday 25 July, 1pm- 4pm

Book tickets for workshop 1

Workshop 2 – The Colour of Ice (painting colourful light effects) Monday 26 July, 1pm-4pm

Book tickets for workshop 2

Workshop 3 - Painting Polar Optical Illusions (working with collage and mixed media) Tuesday 27 July, 1pm-4pm

Book tickets for workshop 3

These sessions will be run by Artist Educator, Alice White. Alice White is a Short Course Tutor at the University of the Arts London, and an Accredited Lecturer for The Arts Society. She is a team member of SunSpaceArt, winners of the Sir Arthur Clarke education and outreach Space Achievement award (2021). She completed a year's residency as Artist for Animals at ZSL London Zoo. Portfolio:

This project is part of the effort from the University of Cambridge Museums to support the COVID generation catch up with creative learning and practice.

Family visiting the Polar Museum

Family Friendly Openings at the Polar Museum

Saturday 31 July

Thursday 5 August

Saturday 14 August

Thursday 26 August

10am - 4pm

Join us at the Polar Museum for our family friendly opening days this Summer. These days are bookable specifically for children and their carers. There will be sanitised object handling, museum trails and there will also be some short films and science demonstrations running in our lecture theatre at points throughout the day. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance.

Little Explorers

Little Explorers

Free online session as part of the Cambridge Festival

Join the Polar Museum and renowned storyteller, Marion Leeper, for a polar adventure from the comfort of your own home. Explore the Arctic through a story and a discover a few ideas for activities you can do at home. To make the most of the story, see if you can find a white blanket or sheet for your 'ice cave' and get a grown up to get a bowl of ice...

This session is designed for children under 7.

Session lasts 30 minutes and can be watched any time from Friday 26 April.