The Festival Is Here!

We're back with a month-long celebration!
Join 30 Days of Science
Move over, bar charts!

There's a new data visualization game in town! Learn how to create amazing textile art from your data sets during this live event on Wednesday. (No prior data collection or fiber arts experience necessary!)


Get nerdy with us as we learn something new every day from amazing science our contributors are sharing.  

From culinary creations to comedy, from astrophysics to artwork, we’ve got your science needs covered. Meet a scientist! Tour a lab! Talk to an eel!

We supply the prompts, you bring your curiosity! Share what you learn, ask questions, and join the conversation with #30DaysOfScience.

Explore Festival Events


From scientists and space to animals and artwork, our showcase features awesome and interactive ways to learn all month long.

Live Events

From ask-the-engineer sessions to science comedy and science of illusion, meet our amazing STEAM community in live virtual events all April long.  Register for one, a few, or all of them to celebrate science!

Curiosity Challenge 2021

Our 5-14 year-old friends continue to inspire us this year with their curiosity. Join us in congratulating and celebrating this amazing group, and meet the 2021 Curious Teacher and Curious Scientist.

Thousands of Entries!

Students are incredible curious... just like scientists! See the entries here.

Questions from around the globe

Curiosity knows no borders! We received entries from across the US and as far away as Spain!

Winners announced April 15th

Join us in celebrating the winners and learning about our Curious Scientist and Curious Teacher.

Looking for More?

Your STEAM Inspiration

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

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 the 30 Days of Science Challenge. During the month of April 2021, we will showcase creative digital and virtual entries from our rich STEAM community.

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