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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