Fri, 07 Apr|
Community PopUp at The Grand Arcade
No need to register for this free event.
Time & Location
07 Apr 2023, 10:00 – 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
Choc Full of Science: a show about the science behind chocolate - how it's made, why we love it so much, and some of it's effects on us!
2.30pm Genome Explorer
Can you help our Genome Explorer track down a plant with potential medicinal properties? The show tells the story of a researcher in the field, collecting and tracking down samples of a medicinal plant. The samples are sent to a lab for analysis, then passed on to a second person in the lab who explains what DNA is and how to ‘read’ it, and more.
Kindly supported by: Illumina Foundation
Make something a little different with our activities today!
12.30pm 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.
3.30pm Paper Beetles
Beetles are so varied that they make up 40% of all species of insect and 25% of all species of animals on Earth! There are currently recorded 350,000 different species of beetle that have been discovered, but it's very likely that there are many more out there waiting to be found. Find out a bit more about some of them and then design your own - who knows, there might be one just like it somewhere?
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.