Day Schools
The Museum runs day schools for adults throughout the year on a range of subjects from digital imaging of specimens to taxidermy workshops. All our day schools are linked to our collections and involve close examination of our specimens. Our next day school is:

Madagascar: the geology and zoology of a Gondwanan island
Further details and booking

Talks and Events
The Museum hosts a varied programme of lectures, discussions and talks aimed at an adult audience.

A highlight is the Oxford Geology Group’s annual Colloquium, which is fast becoming the largest earth science event in the UK. Next year it will be held on March 5th, and speakers will include Chris Stringer, a lead researcher of human origins. Further details and booking

Oxfordshire Mammal Group holds a monthly lecture by an expert in their field on the second Monday of every month throughout the autumn and winter. This year’s talks include subjects such as lemur conservation, marine mammals and the current status of the reintroduction of the beaver to Devon. Further details and booking

Café Scientifique meets on the second Tuesday of every month and gives attendees a chance to explore and discuss the latest research of a variety of scientists over a glass of wine.

The Museum also offers regular Architecture tours

Adult SEN Groups
Working in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council’s Adult Learning Department, the Museum runs three courses for adults with learning difficulties a year based around natural history topics from rocks, bugs and dinosaurs to learning to draw cartoon animals. The sessions involve handling real museum specimens, short tours of the building and craft activities linked to the topic under investigation. Further information

If you are involved in an adult SEN group and would like to see if we can facilitate a visit, please contact us by email or telephone: 01865 282456.

The Museum is open to visitors of all ages and hosts a busy calendar of events and activities all year round. To assist us we have many excellent volunteers. Our team of volunteers have a great time, receive training, and gain valuable experience in Museum education.

Further information about volunteering at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History or at other Oxford University Museums and Collections.

The Museum now has a beautiful café on the upper gallery. Why not enjoy a break while over-looking the dinosaurs!


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