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Zoology Live! brings families to Cambridge's Museum of Zoology




Zoology Live! Picture: Keith Heppell
Zoology Live! Picture: Keith Heppell

With hands-on activities, live insects and other animals, the second annual Zoology Live! event took place at the weekend.

The free event was held at the Museum of Zoology in Cambridge – which is celebrating a year since it was officially reopened by Sir David Attenborough – on Saturday (June 22).

Children were able to get creative, drawing pictures and making their very own hotel for bees, and ‘lightning talks’ of five minutes were given by experts.

Zoology Live! Picture: Keith Heppell
Zoology Live! Picture: Keith Heppell

Roz Wade, learning officer at the museum, said: “We had more than a thousand people come to visit.

"We had live animals from The Animal Experience based near Ely, and hands-on science activities by researchers from the Department of Zoology.

“We had ‘lightning’ show-andtell talks, where scientists and staff from the museum talked about particular animals and specimens that we have – and we built a ‘fen’ in our discovery space out of crafts.”

Zoology Live! Picture: Keith Heppell
Zoology Live! Picture: Keith Heppell

Roz added: “Thank you to everybody who came to visit; it was a really lovely atmosphere during the day and great to see so many families here at the museum.”



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