Events at The 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  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  EvoLOOTion game One creature, isolated on an island gives rise to countless varieties. Find out how by playing the EvoLOOTion board game! 3.30pm  It’s all connected Explore how organisms in an ecosystem are all connected by making a food (paper) chain. This weekend has been kindly sponsored by Citrix

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  EvoLOOTion game One creature, isolated on an island gives rise to countless varieties. Find out how by playing the EvoLOOTion board game! 3.30pm  Winter Snowflakes What shape is a snowflake? Well, they’re not always the pointy six sided shapes we’re familiar with! Find out about the different types of snow flakes, how they form and what causes the different shapes to form. Make your own six sided snowflake shape from a sheet of paper and use it to as a room decoration. This weekend has been kindly sponsored by Citrix Please note that the Centre on Clifton Road is closed over this period.

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  Christmas DNA Chains DNA forms the building blocks for life by pairing bases in a double helix structure. Use strips of coloured paper for the bases and pair them to make festive themed DNA sequences to decorate the centre for Chritmas! Do you want to recreate the DNA sequence from a turkey, a cranberry – or a brussels sprout? 3.30pm  EvoLOOTion game One creature, isolated on an island gives rise to countless varieties. Find out how by playing the EvoLOOTion board game! Please note that the Centre on Clifton Road is closed over this period.

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  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  The EvoLOOTion game One creature, isolated on an island gives rise to countless varieties. Find out how by playing the EvoLOOTion board game! Please note that the Centre on Clifton Road is closed over this period.

Christmas is getting nearer and nearer and we are ready to celebrate!  Join in our Christmas and winter activities which will be running all day long! Find us at The Grand Arcade, Cambridge, Floor 1. Free entry Activities running today are: Christmas DNA paper chains DNA forms the building blocks for life by pairing bases in a double helix structure. Use strips of coloured paper for the bases and pair them to make festive themed DNA sequences to decorate the centre for Chritmas! Do you want to recreate the DNA sequence from a turkey, a cranberry – or a brussels sprout? Melting Snowmen Snowflakes that fall through moist air that is slightly warmer than 0 °C will melt around the edges and stick together to produce big flakes. This type of ‘wet’ snow is great for building snowmen. We don’t have snow in the PopUpScience Centre, but using a bit of chemistry we can make fake snow to make snowmen that you can take home to magically melt! The EvoLOOTion Game One creature, isolated on an island gives rise to countless varieties. Find out how by playing the EvoLOOTion board game! Please note that the Centre on Clifton Road is closed over this period.

Christmas is getting nearer and nearer and we are ready to celebrate!  Join in our Christmas and winter activities which will be running all day long! Find us at The Grand Arcade, Cambridge, Floor 1. Free entry Activities running today are: Christmas Picture Mixers An optical illusion is an experience where the visual system perceives something that is different to what exists in reality. So our brain misinterprets the information received from the eyes and we ‘see’ something that is not real. Make your own optical illusion using our Christmassy pictures. Step into Christmas This is a challenge – can you cut a hole in the middle of a piece of paper, like a Christmas card for example, that is big enough for you to step through? You don’t think so? Join us and see how it’s done! The EvoLOOTion Game One creature, isolated on an island gives rise to countless varieties. Find out how by playing the EvoLOOTion board game! Please note that the Centre on Clifton Road is closed over this period.

Christmas is getting nearer and nearer and we are ready to celebrate!  Join in our Christmas and winter activities which will be running all day long! Find us at The Grand Arcade, Cambridge, Floor 1. Free entry Activities running today are: Christmas stained glass Brightly coloured stained glass windows are familiar themes at Christmas. Find out more about the chemistry behind the rich colours as you make your own brightly coloured festive decorations. Winter snowflakes What shape is a snowflake? Well, they’re not always the pointy six sided shapes we’re familiar with! Find out about the different types of snow flakes, how they form and what causes the different shapes to form. Make your own six sided snowflake shape from a sheet of paper and use it to as a room decoration. The EvoLOOTion Game One creature, isolated on an island gives rise to countless varieties. Find out how by playing the EvoLOOTion board game! Please note that the Centre on Clifton Road is closed over this period.

Christmas is getting nearer and nearer and we are ready to celebrate!  Join in our Christmas and winter activities which will be running all day long! Find us at The Grand Arcade, Cambridge, Floor 1. Free entry Activities running today are: Christmas DNA paper chains DNA forms the building blocks for life by pairing bases in a double helix structure. Use strips of coloured paper for the bases and pair them to make festive themed DNA sequences to decorate the centre for Chritmas! Do you want to recreate the DNA sequence from a turkey, a cranberry – or a brussels sprout? Melting Snowmen Snowflakes that fall through moist air that is slightly warmer than 0 °C will melt around the edges and stick together to produce big flakes. This type of ‘wet’ snow is great for building snowmen. We don’t have snow in the PopUpScience Centre, but using a bit of chemistry we can make fake snow to make snowmen that you can take home to magically melt! The EvoLOOTion Game One creature, isolated on an island gives rise to countless varieties. Find out how by playing the EvoLOOTion board game! Please note that the Centre on Clifton Road is closed over this period.

Christmas is getting nearer and nearer and we are ready to celebrate!  Join in our Christmas and winter activities which will be running all day long! Find us at The Grand Arcade, Cambridge, Floor 1. Free entry Activities running today are: Christmas Picture Mixers An optical illusion is an experience where the visual system perceives something that is different to what exists in reality. So our brain misinterprets the information received from the eyes and we ‘see’ something that is not real. Make your own optical illusion using our Christmassy pictures. Step into Christmas This is a challenge – can you cut a hole in the middle of a piece of paper, like a Christmas card for example, that is big enough for you to step through? You don’t think so? Join us and see how it’s done! Please note that the Centre on Clifton Road is closed over this period.

Christmas is getting nearer and nearer and we are ready to celebrate!  Join in our Christmas and winter activities which will be running all day long! Find us at The Grand Arcade, Cambridge, Floor 1. Free entry Activities running today are: Christmas stained glass Brightly coloured stained glass windows are familiar themes at Christmas. Find out more about the chemistry behind the rich colours as you make your own brightly coloured festive decorations. Winter snowflakes What shape is a snowflake? Well, they’re not always the pointy six sided shapes we’re familiar with! Find out about the different types of snow flakes, how they form and what causes the different shapes to form. Make your own six sided snowflake shape from a sheet of paper and use it to as a room decoration. Please note that the Centre on Clifton Road is closed over this period.


Read More