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British Antarctic Survey
High Cross, Madingley Road, CB3 0ET Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
We are excited to announce that we're opening our doors to the public for one day only for this year's Cambridge Science Festival!
Join us in our brand new ‘Aurora’ Innovation Centre to uncover what it's like to live and work in the Polar Regions and how what happens there affects us all.
Visitors can expect to have loads of fun! On our penguin trail you'll see giant fossils that reveal how Antarctica was once a lush tropical rainforest that roamed with dinosaurs. You'll get close up to the creepy crawlies that inhabit the sea bed and find out how they are adapting to a changing evironment. You can discover how BAS started and how our current research will help society adapt to the effects of climate change.
You may have heard we're building a new polar ship for Britain. Come along to see our large-scale model of the RRS Sir David Attenborough and talk to the scientists who will use her to understand more about the polar oceans.
Visitors can also meet two artists — working with textiles and glass — who have created unique artworks based on BAS science to convey our work through the medium of art.
This event is aimed at a family audience, it's drop in. Any children dressed as Antarctic animals get a special prize!
Open between 11.00am — 3.00pm (last admittance at 3.00pm)
Find out more: bas.ac.uk/event/cambridge-science-festival-antarctica-uncovered/