Bird display of Museum of Zoology


Skeleton of a Fin Whale at the Museum of Zoology, Cambridge
©University of Cambridge + Julieta Sarmiento Photography

The Museum of Zoology, Cambridge is one of Cambridge’s major attractions. Our brilliant galleries showcase the diversity of animal life, from marsupials to molluscs, mammoths to mantids. Here you can discover stories of extinction, survival, evolution and exploration.

This blog will let you engage with the Museum and with the wildlife on your doorstep while we are closed. Filled with activities both indoor and out, animal profiles, information about our collections and more, there is something for all the family on this blog.

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Wildlife from your Window Over the coming months, the team at the Museum of Zoology will be sharing information about some of the wonderful animals you can see in your garden and from your window. We also have hints and tips on how to encourage more wildlife without having to leave home.

Displays in the Discovery Space of the Museum of Zoology

Nature Classroom The natural world is an amazing place. Join us as we explore it from home. Here we will be posting animal profiles, hands on activities and more, uncovering the secrets of skeletons, the evolution of animal life, and the way animals and plants live together. Ideal for children aged 5-11.

Drawer of o'os

Our Changing Planet Humans are having a huge impact on living things and their habitats. We have altered landscapes, accelerated climate change, and pushed species to the edge. Here we explore our evolving planet with with resources linked to current research, links to conservation efforts, and more. Ideal for students aged 11-16.

Portrait of a young echidna

Puggle Club The Puggle Club is our new Early Years page. Each week we’ll post stories, makes and activities suitable for under 5s, and discover animals from around the world with our Animal Alphabet.

Puggle: a baby platypus or echidna

Print inspired by the skull of an elephant

Crafty Creatures Get creative and keep boredom at bay with these makes, puzzles and games inspired by animals. From owl masks and puffin mobiles to building beetles and butterfly collages, crosswords to wordsearches, there will be plenty of ideas for crafty fun at home.

Drawer of damselflies

Research Stories Find out about research relating to the collections of the Museum of Zoology, and the people working to better understand and protect the natural world.

Discover more about the Museum of Zoology on our website:

Museum of Zoology Website

Drawer of large copper butterflies

And read stories about our collections on our Animal Bytes blog:

Animal Bytes