What's on

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

Special Events - Regular Events - Exhibitions

Special Events

Brain Spotlight

NeuroNight
Feed your brain with a host of mind-expanding neuroscience goodness. Music, activities, scientists, and a bar. Late night special.
Tickets £3
Please book
Friday 12th May, 7 - 10pm




Age of Nature

Age of Nature
A group enabling older people to explore and enjoy the Museum collections. Dementia Friendly. No booking required.
Tuesday 16th May, 2.30 - 4pm





Regular Events

Spotlight Specimens

Spotlight Specimens
An informal specimen show-and-tell under the T. Rex. Ask questions and chat with Museum experts.
All ages
Monday - Thursday 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



Science Saturdays

Science Saturdays
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



Architecture Tours

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




Family Friendly Sundays

Family Friendly Sundays
Family Friendly trails, crafts, backpacks and more, all provided by Museum volunteers.
Families, drop in.
Every Sunday, 2pm – 4pm



Exhibitions

Brain Diaries

Brain Diaries
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.
www.braindiaries.org
From 10 March - 31 December


Lyell collection shells

Charles Lyell
‘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



Sensing Evolution

Sensing Evolution
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





Museum glass roof

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: info@oum.ox.ac.uk

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