What's on

Our programme of events is listed below. All events are free unless otherwise stated. Download leaflet
Easter closure: the Museum will be closed Sunday 20th April.

Eggstraordinary Easter Eggventure

Eggstraordinary Easter Eggventure
Eggsplore the Museums with an eggciting egg-hunter’s trail.
Families, pick up your trail from the Family Friendly Trolley.
Sat 5 – Mon 21 April, during opening times

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 - 1 September

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
Meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7pm

Whale of a Time

Whale of a Time
Make a whale hat to wear home, and meet the conservation team who made our whales look wonderful again!
Families, drop in
Mon 14 – Wed 16 April, 1pm – 4pm

Oxfordshire Goes Wild

Science Saturdays
Come and investigate real natural history specimens with university scientists.
Families, recommended for 8+, drop in
Every Saturday from 3 May – 21 June, 2pm – 4pm

Owl Babies

Owl Babies
Twit twoo! Touch some owls' feathers and make your own owl baby to take home. Special event for under 5s. In the Museum Annexe.
Families, under 5, drop in
Friday 2 May, 10.30am -12.30pm

Young Entomologists' Day

Young Entomologists' Day
The Amateur Entomologists’ Society Bug Club invites young entomologists to join us for a day of insect talks and activities. Give a talk, visit the collections and meet other young entomologists.
Children and young adults
Saturday 10 May, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Info and booking

Tales from Television

Tales from Television
Broadcaster and biologist Dr George McGavin serves up stories and insights from his experience making natural history programmes for the BBC.
Children and young adults
Monday 12 May, 6.30pm
Free, booking required

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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