Summer at the Zoology Museum

Summer at the Zoology Museum

A great place to visit with family and friends.

The University of Aberdeen's Zoology Museum is open 10am-4pm Monday to Friday during the Summer Holidays. Entry is FREE. Donations welcome.


The displays are worldwide in scope, from starfish to the great whales, and include taxidermy, skeletons, fluid-preserved specimens and models.

Self-guided Activities

Enjoy our fantastic displays and have a go at some of the activity sheets and trails whilst you are here. Back, by popular demand, is our Zoology Museum Lego Trail! This summer the theme is UNDERWATER WORLD ... can you find 13 Lego scenes hidden in the Museum and solve the puzzle?

Family Fun Wednesdays 11am - 3pm

We will also be running activities in the ABC (lower ground floor) on the following Wednesdays:

  • Wed 17 July: MAGIC CLAY DAY - make mini marine creatures. 
  • Wed 24 July: CREATURE COLLAGE - get gluing and create a paper collage animal.
  • Wed 31 July: ANIMAL MASKMAKING - lots of fun with cardboard.
  • Wed 7 August: BADGEMAKING - pick your favourite critter and make a badge to wear.


  • Drop-in on the day. At busy times you may be asked to wait.
  • Families & individuals: No booking required.
  • Large groups: Book by emailing

See the website for more information and how to find us: 

Zoology Museum

Visitors to the Zoology Museum

Summer Parking & Access

During the Summer Holidays, members of the public visiting the campus can park in staff car parks, including the Zoology Building car park near to the Zoology Museum, using the parking location code 809204 via the PayByPhone app/website. The rate is the same as staff parking, currently £1.20 per day. Information about the App is show on posters at the entrances to the Zoology Building.

This is only available from 1st July to 30th August when the code will be deactivated.

  • Parking on site after 30th August will be reserved for staff and students.
  • Blue badge holders are welcome to use the disabled bays in the parking lot.
  • Alternative parking for visitors can be found on the Chanonry and Bedford Road (both are pay and display).
  • If you are visiting with a buggy or wheelchair, parking on the Chanonry and entering via Cruickshank Botanic Garden is much easier as it avoids stairs. Thank you for your understanding.
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University of Aberdeen Museums & Special Collections
Zoology Museum

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Families & individuals: No booking required.

Large groups: Book by emailing

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