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Make the most of the last week of the holidays with Summer at the Museums


Summer at the Museums 23 July – 2 September 2015

All good things must come to an end. But before you start thinking about new school shoes, shiny pencil cases and the merits of school dinners over a packed lunch there’s still plenty of Summer at the Museums happenings to make the most of.

Have you taken part in any of the Summer at the Museums’ events and activities? If so, we’d love to hear what you think – just click here to complete our short survey. In addition to that great feeling you will get from helping us plan for next summer, you will also be in with a chance to win a £50 voucher for Amazon! Looks like a win, win situation.

Friday 28 August

Tall Tales of the Fen Tiger
Sedgwick Museum

Can you see through the Fen Tiger’s tall tales? Find out about fossil myths and legends, and make up some of your own. Interactive storytelling session.
10.30am–12pm, ages 5-7
FREE – Pre-book

An Introduction to Python Programming
Centre for Computing History

Learn how to program your Raspberry Pi and turn your Pi project ideas into reality at this fun workshop.

Postcards From Around the World
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Visit the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology to explore new places. Make arts and crafts inspired by objects and people from around the globe.
11am – 1pm, all ages
FREE – Drop-in

Pop-up Fun
St Neots Museum

Join us in getting crafty and make your own pop-up creature.
11am–3pm, all ages
£3 per child – Drop-in

Scratch and Pi courtesy of Centre for Computing HistoryScratch and Pi
Centre for Computing History

What can you make Scratch Sprites do? Talk to each other, dance, run? Or perhaps make them control blinking LEDs, buzzing buzzers or a motorised wheel? In this workshop, try out using Scratch to program the Raspberry Pi. Come and see what you can create without having to ‘type’ in any code!
2.30pm, ages 7+
Normal admission applies – Pre-book 01223 214446 /

Other Events and Trails

In addition to the fantastic line-up of drop-in and bookable events, there are plenty of other things to drop-in and enjoy

Cambridge Science Centre

Cosmic launches you on a space adventure, exploring our solar system, stars and extraordinary machines. Hands-on and interactive – get set to take the controls!

Around the World Garden Trail
Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Pick up your passport and track down plants from all four corners of the globe.
FREE for children / Adults normal admission
Suitable for all ages
Available during Garden opening hours

Animal Safari
Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology

All sorts of animals have made their way into our exhibition, The Power of Paper. Follow their trail and see if you can spot them.
FREE – suitable for all ages
Available during museum opening hours

What’s What at Waterloo?
Cambridge University Library

Pick up a copy of our exhibition quiz trail and explore one of Europe’s most famous battles. From maps and military drill books to caricatures and poems, see how the Battle of Waterloo was portrayed from 1815 to the present day.
FREE – suitable for children aged 7-13
Available during library opening hours

Whipple Adventure Bags
Whipple Museum

Try out our new Adventure Bags full of surprises and activities to do in the galleries. Each bag will take you on a different adventure across the Museum–find out what yours will be!
FREE – suitable for all ages
Available during museum opening hours

For a complete guide to what’s happening across the summer, download your FREE Summer at the Museums programme here, or pick up one form any participating venue. You can find out more through our weekly updates blog, Facebook and Twitter.

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