LifeLab 2018 – Past Cambridge events

LifeLab offers exciting opportunities for all to explore and have fun, from messy experiments to film screenings and from story-telling to chats about what’s going on in the world. We guarantee there is something for everyone, no matter what you're into!

Below you’ll find some LifeLab events from September 2018. Many more exciting events are planned for 27th & 28th September 2019. Simply click ’read more’ for details of each event, and sign-up to be updated when our 2019 programme is ready. Find out more about events in Ely or Peterborough too.

Friday 28 & Saturday 29 September | Fri 28, 12.30–13.00 / 13.30–14.00 / 14.30–15.00; Sat 29, 11.45–12.15 | Talk | All | Free

Equality is rarely out of the headlines, but impressions can be formed at a young age. Join our story telling with a difference as we inspire youngsters through stories of life and adventure, created with gender equality and social justice in mind.

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Friday 28 & Saturday 29 September | Fri 28, 15.30–16.15 (age 3-6) / 16.45–17.30 (age 6-11); Sat 29, 10.30–11.15 (age 6-11) | Hands-on | All | Free

Are you able to unravel some of life’s secrets? Science might have the answers ready! Together with researchers you will delve into the worlds of colour or DNA. Get hands-on with experiments and be transformed into a scientist.

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Friday 28 & Saturday 29 September | Fri 28, 17.00 / 18.30 / 20.00; Sat 29, 10.00 / 11.30 | Walking Tour | All | Free

A fascinating tour of discovery around some of Cambridge’s scientific secrets. We’ll explore hidden sites and stories bridging past and present that have helped build Cambridge’s reputation for discovery and innovation. For anyone interested in the cultural heritage on their doorstep and how to be part of its future.

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Saturday 29 September | 10am–noon | Film, Hands-on | All | £5 (adult), £3 (children & concession)​

Watch Zootropolis, the 2016 hit, where animals big and small live the city life together. But how does size relate to DNA and how animals really live? Play your genome right and try other fun activities in the cinema foyer to find out!

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Saturday 29 September | 10.30am–5pm | Drop-in, Hands-on, Exhibition | All | £1 / €1

We’re celebrating science across Europe at the Cambridge Science Centre. Gain entry for £1 or €1! The centre’s usual exhibits will be peppered with scientists to chat with as well as a range of extra activities to take part in.

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