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Sun, 19 Feb

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Cambridge

Community PopUp at The Grand Arcade

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Community PopUp at The Grand Arcade
Community PopUp at The Grand Arcade

Time & Location

19 Feb 2023, 11:00 – 17:00

Cambridge, The Grand Arcade, St Andrew's St, Cambridge CB2 3BJ, UK

About the event

Join us for some half-term 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.

Our hands-on, interactive exhibits will be available for you to investigate and learn more about the incredible world of engineering.

Free entry

Today’s shows:

11.30am  Spring into life

It’s Spring! But what does that mean? In this fun show find out why days get longer, why it starts to warm up, and why animals have their young in Spring. Build an egg and discover out why they’re so important. See which animals are the “springy-est” and can jump the furthest – can you jump further than an Elephant? Wait and see!

2.30pm  All charged up

Opposites attract – that’s true even at the tiniest level. Find out how this is important in creating that little spark when you touch a metal object, and what that’s got to do with lightening.

Make something a little different with our activities today!

12.30pm Eggsploring beneath the shell

An egg is just a shell full of slimy stuff, right? Well, there’s a lot more to it than that. Explore the hidden structures inside the egg as you build a model from the inside out. Find out how the embryo forms, grows and eventually hatches form the shell.

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.

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