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?
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.