Sun, 16 Apr|
Community PopUp at The Grand Arcade
No need to register for this free event.
Time & Location
16 Apr 2023, 11:00 – 17:00
Cambridge, The Grand Arcade, St Andrew's St, Cambridge CB2 3BJ, UK
About the event
Join us for some family fun at The Grand Arcade, Cambridge.
We will be exploring the seasonal changes as we move into Spring and discovering why it is the perfect season for growth and new life through our shows and activities.
In readiness to celebrate DNA Day on 25 April, we will also be discovering more about this important subject through our new show, Genome Explorer and various activities. Genome Explorer has been kindly sponsored by Illumina Foundation and will be featured on several days throughout the holiday.
Our hands-on, interactive exhibits will be available for you to investigate and learn more about the incredible world of engineering.
11.30am Choc full of Science
Indulge your senses as the Cambridge Science Centre team explores the science behind your favourite chocolate bar. Find out what it’s made of, how it’s made, what it does to you, and take part in some fun demonstrations - all in the name of chocolate and science!
2.30pm All Charged Up
How do we build machines? What makes them work and what makes them go fast? Why are some machines faster than others and how do we build machines for speed? Today, we will be looking at how machines work and why some are faster than others. You can build your very own machine out of recycled materials.
Make something a little different with our activities today!
12.30pm Cress Heads
Find out more about "going green" and help the environment by growing your own food and using recycled materials - at the same time! Who knows, you might find you have "green fingers" too!
3.30pm Strawberry DNA
Strawberries have 8 copies of their DNA meaning there's lots for us to extract! Find out how and learn a bit more about this special molecule.
Please note that the Centre on Clifton Road is closed over this period.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer at all times.