Join the 2021 Festival
Call for entries now open

2021 Festival Call for Entries!

Join the month long celebration! Help us make science accessible, engaging, and fun for everyone, for the entire month of April. Entries will be broadly promoted online, across social media, and to the public.

Curiosity Challenge 2021

Calling all kids 5-14!! Are you curious?! We want to know. Submit a drawing, illustration, essay, photo, or poem telling us what you are curious about. Be creative!

MIT Covid-19 Response

Cambridge Science Festival is an MIT initiative. Stay up to date on MIT’s policies concerning events, visitors, and travel in light of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Your STEAM Inspiration

Books, podcasts, movies, activities and more for kids, teens and adults. Curated in partnership with Cambridge Public Library.

2020 Curiosity Challenge

Many thanks to the 4,000 students that took the 2020 Challenge! Check out the winning entries and meet the 2020 Curious Scientist & Curious Teacher.

The Sounds of CSF

Tune-in to the sounds of the Festival with six playlists inspired by science, technology, space exploration, Afrofuturism and more.

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.

For the 2021 Festival, we will host a month-long celebration of STEAM in our community with an overarching theme of gratitude and appreciation. During the month of April 2021, we will showcase creative digital and virtual entries from our rich STEAM community.

MIT Covid-19 policies