Event Category: Grand Arcade

Find our Living World Exhibition in The Grand Arcade, Cambridge Explore life from the basic building blocks to endangered species in our hands on exhibits, interactive shows and fun  activities. Can you “build” your own plant, get plankton to float at just the right level in the “ocean”, and can you find your place in the Tree of Life? Free entry Today’s shows: 11.30am  Balance of Biodiversity Let’s investigate the enormous variety of life on the earth – biodiversity, looking at the interactions between different species via food chains and webs. we’ll look at the important roles of ecosystem superheroes and what we can do to support them. 2.30pm  Leaves and Seeds Find out how and why leaves change colour in Autumn, and discover some of the ways the plants spread their seeds in this interactive show. Make something a little different with our activities today! 12.30pm  It’s all connected Explore how organisms in an ecosystem are all connected by making a food (paper) chain. 3.30pm  Fabulous Fungi Bold and vibrant fungi are found in nearly every garden, but what we witness above ground are just the beautiful fruiting buds. However, what about their hidden underground network of hyphae? Find out how fungi are responsible for playing a huge part in our ecosystems, and are one of the unsung heroes of the natural world.

Find our Living World Exhibition in The Grand Arcade, Cambridge Explore life from the basic building blocks to endangered species in our hands on exhibits, interactive shows and fun  activities. Can you “build” your own plant, get plankton to float at just the right level in the “ocean”, and can you find your place in the Tree of Life? Free entry Today’s shows: 11.30am  Leaves and Seeds Find out how and why leaves change colour in Autumn, and discover some of the ways the plants spread their seeds in this interactive show. 2.30pm  Same but Different Meet Darwin and his family – why do they look alike? And how come we all look a bit the same – but different? Look into his famous voyage on The Beagle and how that helped him formulate his theory of evolution. Packed full of fun games and demos, this show gives you a chance to be a part of a 5 billion year old story! Make something a little different with our activities today! 12.30pm  Fabulous Fungi Bold and vibrant fungi are found in nearly every garden, but what we witness above ground are just the beautiful fruiting buds. However, what about their hidden underground network of hyphae? Find out how fungi are responsible for playing a huge part in our ecosystems, and are one of the unsung heroes of the natural world. 3.30pm  Plants and Pollination Find out how plants and their pollinators – often bees – work together to help the plants grow and reproduce.

Find our Living World Exhibition in The Grand Arcade, Cambridge Explore life from the basic building blocks to endangered species in our hands on exhibits, interactive shows and fun  activities. Can you “build” your own plant, get plankton to float at just the right level in the “ocean”, and can you find your place in the Tree of Life? Free entry Today’s shows: 11.30am  Same but Different Meet Darwin and his family – why do they look alike? And how come we all look a bit the same – but different? Look into his famous voyage on The Beagle and how that helped him formulate his theory of evolution. Packed full of fun games and demos, this show gives you a chance to be a part of a 5 billion year old story! 2.30pm  Balance of Biodiversity Let’s investigate the enormous variety of life on the earth – biodiversity, looking at the interactions between different species via food chains and webs. we’ll look at the important roles of ecosystem superheroes and what we can do to support them. Make something a little different with our activities today! 12.30pm  Plankton Challenge Plankton are a diverse group of living things that live in large bodies of water like the oceans who are unable to swim against the current. Plant plankton, or phytoplankton, live near the surface of the ocean as they need sunlight to make energy. Zooplankton need to stay in the same zone as their food. Find out how difficult it is to stay in the correct zone in this sink or float activity. 3.30pm  It’s all connected Explore how organisms in an ecosystem are all connected by making a food (paper) chain.

Find our Living World Exhibition in The Grand Arcade, Cambridge Explore life from the basic building blocks to endangered species in our hands on exhibits, interactive shows and fun  activities. Can you “build” your own plant, get plankton to float at just the right level in the “ocean”, and can you find your place in the Tree of Life? Free entry Today’s shows: 11.30am  Balance of Biodiversity Let’s investigate the enormous variety of life on the earth – biodiversity, looking at the interactions between different species via food chains and webs. we’ll look at the important roles of ecosystem superheroes and what we can do to support them. 2.30pm  Leaves and Seeds Find out how and why leaves change colour in Autumn, and discover some of the ways the plants spread their seeds in this interactive show. Make something a little different with our activities today! 12.30pm  Predator Plants Plants that eat meat are known as carnivorous plants. They get all the good stuff that they need to grow from trapping an animal and slowly digesting it as the ground they live in isn’t nutrient rich. Find out more and make a model to take away. 3.30pm  Plants and Pollination Find out how plants and their pollinators – often bees – work together to help the plants grow and reproduce.

Find our Living World Exhibition in The Grand Arcade, Cambridge Explore life from the basic building blocks to endangered species in our hands on exhibits, interactive shows and fun  activities. Can you “build” your own plant, get plankton to float at just the right level in the “ocean”, and can you find your place in the Tree of Life? Free entry Today’s shows: 11.30am  Leaves and Seeds Find out how and why leaves change colour in Autumn, and discover some of the ways the plants spread their seeds in this interactive show. 2.30pm  Same but Different Meet Darwin and his family – why do they look alike? And how come we all look a bit the same – but different? Look into his famous voyage on The Beagle and how that helped him formulate his theory of evolution. Packed full of fun games and demos, this show gives you a chance to be a part of a 5 billion year old story! Make something a little different with our activities today! 12.30pm  Predator Plants Plants that eat meat are known as carnivorous plants. They get all the good stuff that they need to grow from trapping an animal and slowly digesting it as the ground they live in isn’t nutrient rich. Find out more and make a model to take away. 3.30pm  Plankton Challenge Plankton are a diverse group of living things that live in large bodies of water like the oceans who are unable to swim against the current. Plant plankton, or phytoplankton, live near the surface of the ocean as they need sunlight to make energy. Zooplankton need to stay in the same zone as their food. Find out how difficult it is to stay in the correct zone in this sink or float activity.

Find our Living World Exhibition in The Grand Arcade, Cambridge Explore life from the basic building blocks to endangered species in our hands on exhibits, interactive shows and fun  activities. Can you “build” your own plant, get plankton to float at just the right level in the “ocean”, and can you find your place in the Tree of Life? Free entry Today’s shows: 11.30am Same but Different Meet Darwin and his family – why do they look alike? And how come we all look a bit the same – but different? Look into his famous voyage on The Beagle and how that helped him formulate his theory of evolution. Packed full of fun games and demos, this show gives you a chance to be a part of a 5 billion year old story! 2.30pm  Leaves and Seeds Find out how and why leaves change colour in Autumn, and discover some of the ways the plants spread their seeds in this interactive show. Make something a little different with our activities today! 12.30pm Plankton Challenge Plankton are a diverse group of living things that live in large bodies of water like the oceans who are unable to swim against the current. Plant plankton, or phytoplankton, live near the surface of the ocean as they need sunlight to make energy. Zooplankton need to stay in the same zone as their food. Find out how difficult it is to stay in the correct zone in this sink or float activity. 3.30pm  Fabulous Fungi Bold and vibrant fungi are found in nearly every garden, but what we witness above ground are just the beautiful fruiting buds. However, what about their hidden underground network of hyphae? Find out how fungi are responsible for playing a huge part in our ecosystems, and are one of the unsung heroes of the natural world.

Find our Living World Exhibition in The Grand Arcade, Cambridge Explore life from the basic building blocks to endangered species in our hands on exhibits, interactive shows and fun  activities. Can you “build” your own plant, get plankton to float at just the right level in the “ocean”, and can you find your place in the Tree of Life? Free entry Today’s shows: 11.30am  Leaves and Seeds Find out how and why leaves change colour in Autumn, and discover some of the ways the plants spread their seeds in this interactive show. 2.30pm  Same but Different Meet Darwin and his family – why do they look alike? And how come we all look a bit the same – but different? Look into his famous voyage on The Beagle and how that helped him formulate his theory of evolution. Packed full of fun games and demos, this show gives you a chance to be a part of a 5 billion year old story! Make something a little different with our activities today! 12.30pm  Fabulous Fungi Bold and vibrant fungi are found in nearly every garden, but what we witness above ground are just the beautiful fruiting buds. However, what about their hidden underground network of hyphae? Find out how fungi are responsible for playing a huge part in our ecosystems, and are one of the unsung heroes of the natural world. 3.30pm  Plants and Pollinators Find out how plants and their pollinators – often bees – work together to help the plants grow and reproduce.

This weekend is all about having some some Halloween fun at The Grand Arcade, Cambridge We will have four different spookily good activities running each day. Free entry Today’s activities 11.30am  SLIME Make some super slimy, gooey, Halloween slime! Join us for some sessions in slime/ mucous making and find out why the fluid behaves in such an unusual way. Take home your own personal gloopy, globby, squelchy slime. 12.30pm  Weave a web Weave your own spooktacular web for your favourite Halloween spider. 2.30pm  Screeching cups Explore the vibrations that make sound by making your own paper and string screeching cup to make a whole lot of noise! 3.30pm  Spooky skeletons Find out about milestones in the evolution of vertebrates and make your own in a fun craft activity. In this interactive session use a handful of drinking straws to represent the bones in animals’ skeletons!

This weekend is all about having some some Halloween fun at The Grand Arcade, Cambridge We will have four different spookily good activities running each day. Free entry Today’s activities 11.30am  SLIME Make some super slimy, gooey, Halloween slime! Join us for some sessions in slime/ mucous making and find out why the fluid behaves in such an unusual way. Take home your own personal gloopy, globby, squelchy slime. 12.30pm Spooky skeletons Find out about milestones in the evolution of vertebrates and make your own in a fun craft activity. In this interactive session use a handful of drinking straws to represent the bones in animals’ skeletons! 2.30pm Weave a web Weave your own spooktacular web for your favourite Halloween spider. 3.30pm Screeching cups Explore the vibrations that make sound by making your own paper and string screeching cup to make a whole lot of noise!  

Find our Living World Exhibition in The Grand Arcade, Cambridge Explore life from the basic building blocks to endangered species in our hands on exhibits, interactive shows and fun  activities. Can you “build” your own plant, get plankton to float at just the right level in the “ocean”, and can you find your place in the Tree of Life? Free entry Today’s shows: 11.30am  Leaves and Seeds Find out how and why leaves change colour in Autumn, and discover some of the ways the plants spread their seeds in this interactive show. 2.30pm  Same but Different Meet Darwin and his family – why do they look alike? And how come we all look a bit the same – but different? Look into his famous voyage on The Beagle and how that helped him formulate his theory of evolution. Packed full of fun games and demos, this show gives you a chance to be a part of a 5 billion year old story! Make something a little different with our activities today! 12.30pm  Predator Plants Plants that eat meat are known as carnivorous plants. They get all the good stuff that they need to grow from trapping an animal and slowly digesting it as the ground they live in isn’t nutrient rich. Find out more and make a model to take away 3.30pm  Plankton Challenge See if you can get your “plankton” to float at just the right level in the ocean – and try not to get too wet! This weekend has been kindly sponsored by Citrix  


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