Events

From frogs to Ancient Egypt, we’ve got you covered! Check out our free events for all ages here.

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Every Monday - Online event

From Alamosaurus to Zuul, stomp through the alphabet and explore the extraordinary world of dinosaurs with Eli Lilly and Company Extraordinary Scientist-In-Residence Dr. Victoria Egerton.

June, Online and Heaton Park

Throughout June, we’ll be celebrating the wildlife we find in Manchester. Look out for the Manchester Festival of Nature online and in Heaton Park on June 27th.

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19 May to 31 August 2021 - Manchester Museum

How does nature make you feel? Discover Wild Chorus and Voicing Silence, two new artistic responses to the beauty, complexity and decline of wildlife.

Past events

Sunday 20 June, 11am-11.45

A LIVE virtual visit to Manchester Museum's Vivarium - live animals gallery

Thursday 3 June, 11.30am -12.15pm

Will you be out nature spotting this May half term? What wildlife will you see? From birds to butterflies and everything in between.

Saturday 29 May, 10.30 - 11.15am

Get crafty & create nature inspired collages from natural/found items

20 May 2021

Get ‘inside’ Manchester Museum before it reopens, and discover how scientists past and present collect and learn about nature! 

3 March 2021

Join Manchester Museum in the celebration of  UN World Wildlife Day 2021 - Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet on 3 March 2021 from 2pm.

11 - 28 February 2021

Join Manchester Museum to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year 2021 as we welcome the Year of the Ox, a symbol of strength and determination.

6 August 2020

Please join us on Thursday, 6 August 2020 online to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Hiroshima & Nagasaki Atomic Weapons Attack and remember all innocent victims of war and terrorism.

28 June 2020

LIVE natural arts with Manchester Museum and The Whitworth, part of Festival of Nature

Saturday 19 June, 2pm -2,45pm

A live family friendly story-making & language sharing event using museum objects as inspiration.

Wednesday 2 June, 3pm (BST) / 9am (CST )

A digital showcase of fun family-friendly activities.

Join us for three days of exploration, interaction and conversation.

27 May 2021

Discover more about Ancient Egypt with Dr Campbell Price, Curator of Egypt and Sudan Live.

Egyptology Live, Thursday 27 May - 2pm, on YouTube.

19 May 2021 - ongoing

How does nature make you feel? Discover Wild Chorus and Voicing Silence, two new artistic responses to the beauty, complexity and decline of wildlife.

Multiple Dates

Engaging with Ancient Egypt, in a physically distanced world.

30 January 2021

Do you have your Dino sketchbook ready? Celebrate National #DrawADinosaurDay, Saturday 30 January 2021, with our Curator of Earth Sciences David Gelsthorpe, and join us for this roarsome online family friendly event. 

Multiple Dates

Tune in on Periscope @McrMuseum every Friday at 1pm where we will be live from the Vivarium answering all of your frog questions

28 June 2020

A chance to find out more about Manchester Museum’s spectacular collection of over 4.5 million objects and to meet some of the team of curators who look after it.

Friday 18 June, 2pm-2.45pm

An Age Friendly live dance session on zoom for ages 50 +

Tuesday 1 June, 11.30am -12.15pm

Will you be out nature spotting this May half term? What wildlife will you see? From birds to butterflies and everything in between.

24 May 2021

Check our social media for more nature logging inspiration.

11, 25 March - 15 April 2021

Come and find out about Pakistan best kept secret, the Lahore Museum. A panel discussion with Anwar Akhtar, Manchester Museum and the Osch collective around Diaspora, Identity and Languages

Multiple Dates

A social prescribing programme; of a series of friendly, interactive, music sessions, led by music therapist, Rachel Swanick . 

28 June 2020

LIVE plant pressing workshop with Rachel Webster, curator of Botany at Manchester Museum, part of Festival of Nature