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What is a cell?

10:00am-4:00pm on Saturday 23 March
11:00am-4:00pm on Sunday 24 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

University of Cambridge Student Services, New Museums site Bene't Street, CB2 3PT

Come and learn about cells: the building blocks of our bodies! Our bodies contain around 100 trillion cells, which carry out a huge range of important jobs such as making energy from food, communicating messages from one part of the body to another, and killing invading bacteria and viruses. Many different specialised cell types are needed to carry out this wide variety of functions. Cells contain different components, known as organelles, which have their own important functions such as storing information and generating energy.

During this hands-on activity, our scientists will teach you about different cell types and where they reside in the body, as well as what a cell looks like on the inside. We’ll also help you visualise real cells under a microscope, and you’ll have the opportunity to make a cell of your own.

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Additional Information

Age: Children under 12
Format: Family Weekend
Timing: In person
Cost: Free
Theme: Health
Accessibility: Full access

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