What the heck is a science festival, anyway?
Science festivals are public celebrations that offer a wide range of science, technology, engineering and math-related activities – creative exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, debates, workshops, concerts – over a period of several days, in a variety of locations.
When will it be held this year?
Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 21, 2013
Where is this crazy festival being held?
All over Cambridge and surround areas! More than 100 events will be held in various venues across the city and beyond.
So what would I actually do at this festival?
Well, at different events you’ll do different things. At some events, like plays and concerts, you’ll sit, watch, and be entertained. But at most events you’ll be participating, creating, and interacting. This is not show and tell… it’s show and do!
Is the Cambridge Science Festival for kids? Families? Teens?
It’s for everyone! There are some programs specifically for kids and families, some just for teens and some just for adults.
I smell a field trip! Can I bring my class?
Absolutely! We would love to have your class at the festival. Just be sure to check if reservations are required due to space limitations.
Is it free or do I have to pay?
The Cambridge Science Festival is free and open to the public! There are one or two events (out of over 100) that require a fee. Those events are clearly marked on this site and in our program book.
How do I get there?
Most of the events are accessible by public transportation. Please see the upcoming map of venues for exact locations. There is limited parking throughout Cambridge, including public lots in Kendall, Central, and Harvard Squares.
What should I bring?