Our programme of events is listed below. All events are free unless otherwise stated. Download leaflet
Please note that the café will be closed March 29th and 30th. We apologise for the inconvenience.
Fixing the Brain Before it’s Broken
Professor Clare Mackay explains how imaging techniques can help develop more effective treatments for brain disease.In partnership with Oxford Neuroscience.
Wednesday 29th March, 6.30 - 8pm
Easter Holidays: Brain Power!
See a real human brain up close and discover how this fascinating organ works. Make a colourful brain hat to wear and find out about all the different parts of your brain and what they do. On Tuesday 18th April you can say hello to Brain 4 maths, a group of scientists who invite you to take part in some mind boggling maths challenges.
Suitable for families, drop-in
Monday 17th - Wednesday 19th April, 1 - 4pm
Age of Nature
A group enabling older people to explore and enjoy the Museum collections. Dementia Friendly. No booking required.
Tuesday 25th April, 2.30 - 4pm
Feed your brain with a host of mind-expanding neuroscience goodness. Music, activities, scientists, and a bar. Late night special.
Friday 12th May, 7 - 10pm
An informal specimen show-and-tell under the T. Rex. Ask questions and chat with Museum experts.
Monday - Thursday at 2.30pm
A chance to listen to scientists talk about their current work and its implications for society over a glass of wine.
Suitable for adults
7.30 - 9pm on the second Tuesday of every month
Come and investigate real natural history specimens with university scientists.
Families, recommended for 8+, drop in
Every Saturday from 29 April – 17 June, 2pm – 4pm
There will be no Science Saturday on 3 June
Take a free 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 trails, crafts, backpacks and more, all provided by Museum volunteers.
Families, drop in.
Every Sunday, 2pm – 4pm
Throughout your life, your brain undergoes extraordinary changes, and makes you the person you are. The Brain Diaries exhibition and event programme reveal how the latest neuroscience is transforming what we know about our brains, from birth to the end of life.
From 10 March - 31 December
‘Presenting…’ is a small and changing display of treasures from the Museum’s collection. The current display is the Charles Lyell. Lyell's most influential work, Principles of Geology, was first published in 1830. This museum holds a collection of tens of thousands of Lyell’s fossil mollusc shells, shark teeth and other vertebrate remains.
From 23 March - 21 May
Our touchable tables are back and better than ever. Now themed around evolution, you can explore how mammals and reptiles have adapted to live in a huge variety of environments.
New permanent exhibition in the main court
Lives at the Top
A small display celebrating the Museum’s Victorian glass roof. Soaring above the specimens, it is a source of fascination for all visitors. In this creative exploration of the roof, discover the people behind its creation, secrets of its beautiful design and find out how it has been maintained for generations to come.
Upper North Gallery, from 12 May - 2 April 2017
All of the Oxford University Museums offer family friendly activities.
Enquiries regarding events at the Museum should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org