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Cutting edge science, a host of exciting interactive displays, plus dozens of Scripps Florida scientists will be on hand at the Gardens Mall on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the seventh annual CELLebrate Scripps Florida Science Day.

This celebration of science, located throughout the Garden Mall's lower level, is a free community science festival that features intriguing science demonstrations, and fun, interactive exhibits designed to spark the curiosity and imaginations of children and adults alike.

CELLebrate2016 promises a day filled with intriguing scientific exhibits and displays, a hands-on approach to science that has been enchanting Palm Beach County families since the Gardens Mall event was first introduced in 2010.

CELLebrate2016 will highlight the exciting biomedical research being done by Scripps Florida scientists with displays that feature work from the institute’s research departments including Cancer Biology, Metabolism & Aging, Neuroscience, Infectious Diseases, Chemistry and Molecular Therapeutics. In addition, the robotic technology group will have its own booth, and will feature a robotic arm display.

The chemistry exhibit, always a favorite, will feature everything from exploding hydrogen bubbles to the extreme cold effects of liquid nitrogen. Robotics will feature displays about Scripps Florida’s drug screening capabilities—how specialized robots help scientists search for new therapeutic compounds – and miniature plastic robots ‘printed’ in 3D.

Since its founding in 2004, Scripps Florida has established deep roots in Palm Beach County, while pursuing its mission as a nonprofit organization to advance human health and train the next generation of scientists.  

CELLebrate2016 offers a chance for the public to meet the scientists behind the research and learn about some of the amazing scientific breakthroughs taking place right here in Palm Beach County.

About The Scripps Research Institute
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is one of the world's largest independent, not-for-profit organizations focusing on research in the biomedical sciences. TSRI is internationally recognized for its contributions to science and health, including its role in laying the foundation for new treatments for cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, hemophilia, and other diseases. An institution that evolved from the Scripps Metabolic Clinic founded by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps in 1924, the institute now employs about 2,700 people on its campuses in La Jolla, CA, and Jupiter, FL, where its renowned scientists—including two Nobel laureates—work toward their next discoveries. The institute's graduate program, which awards PhD degrees in biology and chemistry, ranks among the top ten of its kind in the nation. For more information, see www.scripps.edu.