Forthcoming Events

Below are details of forthcoming events being held at the Whipple Museum.

Except where stated, all events are free of charge and open to all.

Isaac's Eye
Poster for Isaac's Eye, by Julia Ostmann and Alona Bach.

A staged reading of Isaac's Eye, a play by Lucas Hnath

Wednesday 14th June, 17.00 - 19.00. The Whipple Library will be open from 16.30 - 17.00 to view the exhibition.

When young Isaac Newton meets the great Robert Hooke - the most famous and powerful scientist in Britain - the resulting battle of intellects and egos pulses with wit, humour and tension. Presented in conjunction with 'Staging the History of Science', an exhibition at the Whipple Library. Arrive from 16.30 to visit the library exhibition.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.

Ages 16+. Attendance free, please arrive on time.

Neurotrail - Saturday opening

Saturday 24th June, 12.30 - 16.30

In collaboration with Cambridge Neuroscience, as a part of BRAINFest, the Whipple will be open as a part of the Neurotrail. Make sure to ask for our own miniature Neurotrail - highlighting some of our own objects that represent the history of neuroscience.

All ages, families welcome.

scientific toys
Focus on scientific toys at Summer at the Museums.

Summer at the Museums: Toying with science

Monday 31st July, 11.00 - 13.00, 14.00 - 16.00

Over the years, toy-makers have sneakily snuck science into their toys and games, making them exciting, unusual and experimental and helping us learn more about the world. Come and play with past and present science toys in our new Discover gallery and make your own to take home! This event repeats on the 14th August (see below).

Families, 3+. Drop-in. Free.

Summer at the Museums: D.I.Y. Experimenting

Monday 7th August, 11.00 - 13.00, 14.00 - 16.00

Don your white jacket and embrace your inner scientist as we experiment and investigate everyday curiosities, inspired by chemistry sets and at-home experiment kits in our new Discover gallery.

Don your white jacket and embrace your inner scientist as we experiment and investigate everyday curiosities, inspired by chemistry sets and at-home experiment kits in our new Discover gallery. This event repeats on the 21st August (see below).

Summer at the Museums: Toying with science

Monday 14th August, 11.00 - 13.00, 14.00 - 16.00

Over the years, toy-makers have sneakily snuck science into their toys and games, making them exciting, unusual and experimental and helping us learn more about the world. Come and play with past and present science toys in our new Discover gallery and make your own to take home!

Families, 3+. Drop-in. Free.

Summer at the Museums: D.I.Y. Experimenting

Monday 21st August 11.00 - 13.00, 14.00 - 16.00

Don your white jacket and embrace your inner scientist as we experiment and investigate everyday curiosities, inspired by chemistry sets and at-home experiment kits in our new Discover gallery.

Families, 3+. Drop-in. Free.

UCM at summerdaze
The University of Cambridge Museums at Summerdaze 2015.

ChYpPs Summerdaze

The Whipple Museum will be at ChYpPs Summerdaze again this year with the other University of Cambridge Museums, a programme of free summer events for children and young people over the parks in Cambridge throughout July and August. More information available shortly.

» Find out more about past events held in the Whipple Museum.

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