Home Education with Centre of the Cell

A visit to Centre of the Cell is an ideal way to add some real-world context to biology and STEM subjects for home-educated students and to spark a lifelong interest in health sciences.

Home-educated students can get involved with Centre of the Cell in a number of different ways:

  • If a group of home-educated students is arranged in advance, a term-time group session can be booked with our booking team (info@centreofthecell.org).
  • Students and their families can join one of our public sessions during school holiday periods.
  • If aged 14-19, students can join our Youth Membership Scheme and access work experience, volunteering and other opportunities.
  • We will also occasionally put on term-time sessions specifically for home-educated students where individual tickets can be purchased rather than a group needing to be arranged in advance. Please see below for our latest home education offer.

Planning your visit

Centre of the Cell is based within a working research institute at Queen Mary University of London, so visitors must have booked a ticket in order to visit.

  • Please arrive at least five minutes before the start time listed on your ticket, and let us know if you are running late.
  • Children aged 15 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult (aged 16+)
  • Pushchairs cannot be accommodated in STEM Pod.

For any queries or problems making a booking please call 020 7882 2562 or email info@centreofthecell.org

The Genes and Evolution Show and STEM Pod experience

It’s time to get excited about evolution and giddy about genes! Come and join us as we investigate DNA, chromosomes, and genes, and find out how similar you are to a banana. You’ll get to practice being a geneticist as we investigate how animals are suited to their environments and what evolution actually means. This will include STEM Pod experience.  Book your tickets now via our booking calendar.

Home Education session suitable for – 7 to 14 year olds

The Genes and Evolution Show







Show Times

  • Wednesday 26th of June 13.00 – 15.15

Tickets are available to book 


  • Adults (£8.50); Children (£6.50); Concessions (students, over 60s, QMUL staff, disabled visitors, Tower Hamlets residents (with ID)) (£6.50); 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 inquiries 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 15 must be accompanied by a responsible adult (aged 16+) at all times.