Centre of the Cell

Centre of the Cell
4 Newark Street
Whitechapel
London
Greater London
E1 2AT
England

Website

www.centreofthecell.org/

E-mail

info@centreofthecell.org

Telephone

0207 882 2562

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A museum gallery with low lighting in red and blue and a large sphere in the centre representing the nucleus of a cell
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Centre of the Cell is a science education centre based at the Whitechapel Campus of Queen Mary, University of London. It is the first science education centre in the world to be located within working biomedical research laboratories.

Centre of the Cell is located inside our distinctive orange ‘Pod’ suspended above biomedical research laboratories, so visitors will be able to see research scientists at work as they enter the centre. Once inside, visitors will learn about the amazing world of cells, the human body and the latest medical research.

Centre of the Cell recently won the 2010 Museums & Heritage Excellence Award for Best UK Educational Initiative.

Venue Type:

Science centre

Opening hours

Check online for our family events: http://centreofthecell.eventbrite.co.uk/

Admission charges

£7 (adults); £5 (concs); £5 (children); Free (Under 3s)

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Viruses

Microbe Detectives

  • 4 September 2014 1-3pm

Take on the role of a scientist and complete some really brain-busting challenges and puzzles to find out which monster microbe has made a patient very ill.

Each session offers the opportunity to take part in a Pod show inside our cell-shaped Pod, suspended over the laboratories of the Blizard Institute. Once inside, you will learn about the amazing world of cells, the human body and the latest medical research. You can try your hand at virtual experiments, heal extensive virtual burns and have your cells counted. You also get to see real body parts and diagnose cancer using high-power microscopes.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£7 (adults); £5 (concs); £5 (children); Free (Under 3s)

Website

http://centreofthecell.eventbrite.co.uk/

Red blood cells

In a Heartbeat

  • 3 September 2014 From 1pm

A family science workshop all about the human heart. It looks at what it does, how it works and how it manages to push so much of your glorious blood around your system!

Each session offers the opportunity to take part in a Pod show inside our cell-shaped Pod, suspended over the laboratories of the Blizard Institute. Once inside, you will learn about the amazing world of cells, the human body and the latest medical research. You can try your hand at virtual experiments, heal extensive virtual burns and have your cells counted. You also get to see real body parts and diagnose cancer using high-power microscopes.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£7 (adults); £5 (concs); £5 (children); Free (Under 3s)

Website

http://centreofthecell.eventbrite.co.uk/

Snot, Sick and Scabs

Snot, Sick and Scabs

  • 2 September 2014 1-3pm

If you have ever wondered what snot, sick or scabs are made of, why cheesy feet smell so bad, or how your body fights off microscopic monsters when they manage to invade your body, then this show is for you! Discover the world of cells, bacteria and viruses and test why snot is so superior!

Each session offers the opportunity to take part in a Pod show inside our cell-shaped Pod, suspended over the laboratories of the Blizard Institute. Once inside, you will learn about the amazing world of cells, the human body and the latest medical research. You can try your hand at virtual experiments, heal extensive virtual burns and have your cells counted. You also get to see real body parts and diagnose cancer using high-power microscopes.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£7 (adults); £5 (concs); £5 (children); Free (Under 3s)

Website

http://centreofthecell.eventbrite.co.uk/

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