What's on

Our full programme of events is listed below. All events are free unless otherwise stated. Download leaflet

Special Events - Regular Events - Exhibitions

Special Events

Trumpet like an elephant

Trumpet Like an Elephant
Listen to elephant sounds and use instruments to join in. Stomp around the Museum like an elephant.
Suitable for unders 5s
Thursday 25 September, drop in, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Bugs 'R' Us

Bugs 'R' Us
With over five million insects in our collection, we LOVE bugs! Live bug handling, crafts and amazing specimens. Co-hosted with Minibeast Mayhem.
Saturday 27 September, drop in, 1 - 4pm

Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology: Can You Give Our Cell New Instructions?
Drop in and chat to young synthetic biologists to find out what we can do with a coral's colour, a firefly's light and more. Sights, smells, specimens and games! Hosted by Oxford iGEM.
Saturday 4 October, drop-in, 2 - 4.30pm


Jones Icones

Jones’ Icones
An exhibition of beautiful images of butterflies and moths from the celebrated 18th-century manuscript of William Jones of Chelsea.
From Saturday 15 February


Crystals, naturally!
A display of minerals from the Museum's collections to celebrate the International Year of Crystallography in 2014.
15 February - 31 December

Diaethria phlogea

Light Touch
Light Touch is an exhibition of exquisite photographs of butterflies and moths from the Museum’s collection by Katherine Child.
Browse the images
15 February - 30 November

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
This popular exhibition provides a global showcase of the very best nature photography. Images from the 2013 competition will be on display in the Museum’s Main Court for the summer.
16 July - 22 September

Regular Events

Spotlight Specimens

Spotlight Specimens
An informal specimen show-and-tell under the T. Rex. Ask questions and chat with our curators.
All ages
Every weekday at 2.30pm

Café Scientifique

Café Scientifique
A chance to listen to scientists talk about their current work and its implications for society over a glass of wine.
Café Scientifique
Suitable for adults
7.30 - 9pm on the second Tuesday of every month (except August)

Architecture Tours

Architecture Tours
Take a volunteer-led tour to learn about the Museum's Grade 1 listed Neo-Gothic building.
Every Friday, 2.30pm and 3.15pm

Family Friendly Sundays

Family Friendly Sundays
Try a trail, borrow a backpack, make something exciting to take home or have a rummage in our special sorting boxes.
Families, drop in.
Every Sunday, 2pm – 4pm

‘Presenting…’is a small and changing display of treasures from the Museum’s collection.

All of the Oxford University Museums offer family friendly activities. To find out about current events download: The Oxford University Museums family friendly leaflet (PDF)

Enquiries regarding events at the Museum should be sent to: info@oum.ox.ac.uk

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