May half term events

May half term events available to book now!

We have some of our popular shows for you over the May half term. We have ‘A Mummy for Melissa’  a key stage 1 show all about DNA and learn about wonderful world of senses in our ‘Sophie’s sensational holiday’ workshop.  Learn about the circulatory system with our  ‘In a Heartbeat session’  or explore the wonders of your magnificent muscles and brilliant bones in the ‘Muscling In’ session (KS2-3). We also have our popular ‘Snot, Sick and Scabs’ session and understand how your body fights off microscopic monsters when they manage to invade your body.

Join us to experience COVID-proofed activities, Each session includes enjoyable tabletop activities.  Please note sessions will not include STEM pod experience. Whatever you choose, there’s something to interest all budding scientists at Queen Mary University of London’s family science centre, Centre of the Cell, this May half term !

Book now via our booking calendar.

Our shows have been adapted to be Covid-secure. Key changes include capacity limits, face masks to be worn by over-11s, hand sanitizer upon arrival and enhanced cleaning measures.

A Mummy for Melissa show

Meet Melissa, a newborn monster who is trying to find her mummy! Along the way she meets lots of new friends who teach her about the wonderful world of living things, cells and DNA!  A child-friendly introduction to the concepts of cells and genetic inheritance.

Key info

  • Suitable for ages 3 – 7
  • Monday 30th of May 11.00am-12.00pm
  • Tickets are available to book here

 

Pricing

  • Adults (£8.50); Children (£6.50); Concessions (students, over 60s, QMUL staff, disabled visitors) (£5.50); Under 3s (free)
  • Family tickets – 1 adult, 3 children (£22.50); 2 adults, 2 children (£24.50)

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.

Sophie’s Sensational Holiday (SEND workshop)

Join Sophie and her family on their seaside holiday and learn about the wonderful world of senses along the way! This workshop is intended to be a relaxed event in order to accommodate families with Special Educational Needs (SEN), with the content aimed at the KS1/2 curriculum but accessible to all who are interested. We will be exploring activities relating to the senses at a pace that works for you, with flexible timings to allow you to come and go when you wish.

.Sohpie's Sensational Holiday

Key info

    • Suitable for families with additional needs (please contact us on info@centreofthecell.org with any questions or requests).
    • The show is about an hour long
    • Tuesday 31st of May 11.00pm-12.00pm
    • Tickets are available to book here

 

Pricing

  • Adults (£8.50); Children (£6.50); Concessions (students, over 60s, QMUL staff, disabled visitors) (£5.50); Under 3s (free)
  • Family tickets – 1 adult, 3 children (£22.50); 2 adults, 2 children (£24.50)

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. .

In a Heartbeat session

Join your blood cells on a journey of discovery through the circulatory system! Find out what blood is made of, how blood travels round your body and how circulatory systems in the animal kingdom are different to our own. Learn how to find your pulse and help us conduct a heart rate experiment before finding out how to keep your own heart healthy!

 

Key info

  • Suitable for 8-12 year olds
  • The show is about an hour long and is followed by tabletop activities that lasts up to half hour
  • Monday 30th of May  2.00pm-3.30pm
  • Tickets are available to book here

Pricing

  • Adults (£8.50); Children (£6.50); Concessions (students, over 60s, QMUL staff, disabled visitors) (£5.50); Under 3s (free)
  • Family tickets – 1 adult, 3 children (£22.50); 2 adults, 2 children (£24.50)

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.

Muscling In session

Explore the wonders of your magnificent muscles and brilliant bones in the Muscling In show! Discover how our muscles, bones and joints work together to help us move and find out how many bones there are in the human skeleton. Uncover what bones are made of, see what it takes to curl a bicep and learn how to keep your muscles healthy!

Muscling In

Key info

  • Suitable for 7 -13 year olds
  • The show is about an hour long and is followed by tabletop activities which last up to half hour.
  • Tuesday 31st of May 2.00pm-3.30pm
  • Tickets are available to book here

 

Pricing

  • Adult (£8.50); Child (£6.50); Concession (students, over 60s, QMUL staff, disabled visitors) (£5.50); Under 3s (free)
  • Family tickets – 1 adult, 3 children (£22.50); 2 adults, 2 children (£24.50)

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.

Snot, Sick and Scabs session

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 invade your body, then this is the show for you.  Take on the role of a scientist as you discover the world of cells, bacteria and viruses, maybe you’ll even make some fake snot!

 

Key info

  • Suitable for 8-12 year olds
  • The show is about an hour long and is followed by tabletop activities that lasts up to half hour
  • Wednesday 1st of June  2.00pm-3.30pm
  • Tickets are available to book here

Pricing

  • Adults (£8.50); Children (£6.50); Concessions (students, over 60s, QMUL staff, disabled visitors) (£5.50); Under 3s (free)
  • Family tickets – 1 adult, 3 children (£22.50); 2 adults, 2 children (£24.50)

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.