Twilight at the Museums: MAA Versus Wild

15 February
4.30pm to 7.30pm

Against the odds, humans have survived and even thrived. MAA will show you how. See ancient weapons, clever tools, and canoes that have travelled miles. Pick the objects that you would use to survive in our special torchlight trail.

Exhibition Closing Event: Hide and Seek

Saturday 28th January
14.00pm to 7.00pm

Join us to mark the closing of the exhibition, Hide and Seek: Looking for Children in the Past, with a selection of events.

Esagil: Treasure Hunt in Babylon

Tuesday 25 October: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday 26 October: 11:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday 27 October: 11:00am to 4:00pm
Friday 28 October: 11:00am to 4:00pm

Discover ancient Babylon with this board game. Seek a treasure for the great god Marduk in the maze of the city. Every encounter may change your fate… Will the odds be in your favour?

Missionaries and Moving Objects: Collecting on the Congo River

Wednesday 19 October
1:00pm to 2:00pm

A gallery talk by curator Dr Chris Wingfield about the temporary exhibition Carriers of Culture: Women, Food and Power from the Congo Basin

MAA’s Childhood Challenge

Tuesday 25 October 11:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday 26 October: 11:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday 27 October: 11:00am to 4:00pm

The objects in the Museum’s Hide and Seek exhibition show that growing up can be hard work. Drop in and try out our activities. Can you complete the Museum’s Childhood Challenge?

Build a Day of the Dead Altar

Friday 28 October 11:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday 29 October 11:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday 30 October 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Join with Cambridge Mexican Society and MAA to help decorate our Day of the Dead altar in the Museum. Every 2nd of November, Mexicans decorate and prepare colourful home altars to honour deceased relatives for the Day of the Dead. Drop in and join in the crafts and trails or just see the altar as it grows over the weekend.

Cam Lates-Dias de los Muertos (Days of the Dead)

Friday 28 October
7.00pm to 9.00pm

Embark on an evening’s exploration of our shared mortality at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Inspired by the 3,000 year Mexican tradition, Dias de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) discover how other cultures have dealt with death over the centuries, and consider how contemporary culture views it with a range of activities…and a free cocktail.

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