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CELLebrate2016 at the Gardens Mall to Spotlight Scripps Florida Science

JUPITER, FL, March 1, 2016 – 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 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.

For more information, see http://www.scripps.edu/florida/education/community/CELLebrate.html

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 more than 2,500 people on its campuses in La Jolla, CA, and Jupiter, FL, where its renowned scientists—including two Nobel laureates and 20 members of the National Academy of Science, Engineering or Medicine—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.

About the Gardens Mall

The Gardens Mall is located one mile east of I-95 on PGA Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The luxurious, 1.4-million-square-foot, super-regional shopping center features more than 150 world-class retail specialty shops and restaurants. It is anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, and Macy’s. The Gardens Mall is owned and managed by The Forbes Company. For more information about The Gardens Mall, call 561.775.7750 or visit the mall online at thegardensmall.com or floridaluxuryshopping.com.

About The Forbes Company

Based in Southfield, Michigan, The Forbes Company is a nationally recognized owner, developer, and manager of iconic, regional shopping centers, renowned throughout their respective markets for their retail innovation, fashion leadership, distinctive architecture, and luxury appointments. In addition to The Gardens Mall, properties include The Mall at Miami Worldcenter in Miami; The Mall at Millenia in Orlando, Florida; Waterside Shops in Naples, Florida; and Somerset Collection in Troy, Michigan.

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Featuring intriguing science demonstrations and fun, interactive exhibits, “CELLebrate” Science with Scripps Florida is designed to spark curiosity and a sense of wonder in visitors of all ages. (High-res image)