‘Follow your heart’ this February half term

To celebrate this Valentine’s Day, come to Centre of the Cell to join us in investigating the heart and what it really does for us. For this half-term, we will be delivering a special performance of our In a Heartbeat show that will give you a chance to really dive into the science of our hearts. You’ll be introduced to the topic by one of our presenters, taught the essentials that you’ll need to know, and then set free to explore a set of activities about the heart and blood and what they do in our body. You’ll then be brought back together to share your findings with our presenter and with each other, before leaving our doors as expert heart scientists, ready to share what you’ve learned with the world

Please note sessions will not include the STEM Pod experience.

Book now via our booking calendar.

In a Heartbeat Investigation (show + hands-on activities)

Join your blood cells on a journey of discovery through the circulatory system! Find out what blood is made of, how blood travels around your body and how circulatory systems in the animal kingdom are different to our own. And, for the first time ever, get stuck in with our experiments directly and become investigative heart scientists for yourself!

Key info

  • Suitable for ages 8- 11 year olds
  • Monday 13th of February 2.00pm-3.30pm
  • Wednesday 15th of February 2.00pm-3.30pm
  • Friday 17th of February 2.00pm- 3.30pm
  • Tickets are available to book here
  • The session will run for approximately 90 minutes


  • Adults (£8.50); Children (£6.50); Concessions (students, over 60s, QMUL staff, disabled visitors, Tower hamlets residents (with ID) (£5.50); Under 3s (free)
  • Family tickets – 1 adult, 3 children (£22.50); 2 adults, 2 children (£24.50)
  • Tower Hamlets family ticket – 1 adult, 3 children (£20.00)

For enquiries please call 020 7882 2562 or email info@centreofthecell.org

Please note that tickets are non-refundable. However, it may be possible to transfer your tickets to an alternative date or event if required, subject to availability. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult (aged 16+) at all times.