The Festival returns, live and in-person

October 3-9

The kendall/MIT open Space & Beyond

The Festival returns, live and in-person

October 3-9

The kendall/MIT open Space & Beyond

Events. Performances. Demonstrations. Workshops. Experiments. Lectures. Walking tours. VR experiences. Talkbacks. Runway shows. Meet-and-greets. Trivia nights. Tastings. Immersive installations. Interactive presentations. Robots. Competitions. Give-aways. Keynote speakers. And so much more.

October 3-9, 2022

This October, an electrifying pop-up festival lights up the Kendall/MIT Open Space, in the heart of Kendall square and across the city of Cambridge. The week-long celebration combines all the magic and mayhem of modern science in an action-packed program of events, demonstrations, workshops and performances. Come see a show, grab a bite, get involved and stay for the day.

US Premiere | October 6-9, 2022


Experience the magic of the Northern Lights right here in Cambridge.

Science + Climate

October 6, 2022

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With unprecedented average temperatures and climate-related crises causing destruction across the globe, science must be our first line of defense. This day is dedicated to all things environmental, renewable and sustainable – the urgent ideas and technologies that will protect us in years to come.

Science + food

October 7, 2022

Encounter gastronomic explorers from the furthest reaches of taste and tech, adventurers whose kitchens are laboratories, artists who cater on canvas and alchemists for whom gold is not a substance, but a flavor… Experience the latest in edible chemistry at this ‘Farmer’s Market of the future’, a place to try and to share, to experiment and explore, to learn the science behind food and meet the culinary architects designing tomorrow’s dishes.

Science + fashion

October 8, 2022



Cambridge Science Festival and Boston Fashion Week present 
A celebration of SMART fashion
Join us in the Festival Zone for a day of runway shows, exhibitions, discussion and interaction with designers, makers, engineers, brands, artisans, influencers and the public.  
Wearable tech to smart clothing, from future fabrics to the accessories you won’t be seen without – come experience the next generation of science in fashion.

Science + Carnival

October 9, 2022


The final day of the festival is a full-on, family-friendly Great American Carnival – with Main Stage, Midway, Side Shows, Walk-abouts and more. 


Interested in Volunteering?

With 200+ events over 7 days across greater Boston, the Cambridge Science Festival wouldn’t be possible without the help of hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers. Get involved behind the scenes!

About the

Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a madcap celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive, and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

The Cambridge Science Festival was founded by and is produced by the MIT Museum