Home Education Sessions

We run a number of sessions for home educating families. We plan two sessions on each day – individual tickets for each session can be booked seperately. Please note that the workshops and shows are individual sessions that do not include a Pod session.

Click here to book your tickets for these events

Adults (£5.50); Children (£3.50); Concessions (students, over 60s, QMUL staff, disabled visitors) (£3.50); Under 3s (free)

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

Please note that children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult (aged 16+) at all times.

Wednesday 6th December 2017

Picture of inside the pod1:30 – 3:00pm Pod session (suitable for age 7 – 18 years) (sold out)

The original Centre of the Cell experience! Visit our 16-cell-embryo-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.

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The Genes and Evolution Show3:30 – 4:30pm The Genes and Evolution Show (suitable for age 9 – 13 years)

It’s time to get excited about evolution and giddy about genes! Uncover how long your DNA is, pair up chromosomes in our sock match challenge and find out about all the amazing jobs your genes do. Discover how different animals are adapted to their environments, search for hidden creatures in our camouflage test and find out what scientists are doing to understand more about genes.

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Wednesday 24th January 2018

Inside Centre of the Cell

11:30am – 1:00pm Pod session (suitable for age 7 – 18 years)

The original Centre of the Cell experience! Visit our 16-cell-embryo-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.

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CELLebration title2:00 – 3:00pm CELLebration (suitable for age 11 – 14 years)

It’s time to celebrate the amazing cells that make up all living things! Discover the weird and wonderful world of unicellular organisms, find out how scientists look at cells using magnificent microscopy and search for the cell types that make up your hand. Customise cells to adapt them for different jobs, take on the roles of different cell organelles in a protein building challenge, and discover how many cells your body can make in 30 seconds!

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Monday 26th February 2018

 Sophie's Sensational Holiday10:00 – 11:15am Sophie’s Sensational Holiday (suitable for age 4 – 7 years)

Join Sophie and her family on their seaside holiday and learn about the wonderful world of senses along the way! Discover how sound travels underwater, use your nose to identify different seaside smells and understand why light is essential for our sense of sight. Search for hidden objects in sand using only your sense of touch, find out how other animals taste things and see if you can predict the flavours of different ice cream toppings in your very own taste test.

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A Mummy for Melissa11:45am – 12:45pm A Mummy for Melissa (suitable for age 4 – 7 years)

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! Created in partnership with East London Genes & Health, this is a child-friendly introduction to the concepts of cells and genetic inheritance.

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