Cambridge Science Festival is back!

Join us LIVE and IN-PERSON
October 3-9, 2022

Cambridge Science Festival is back!

Join us LIVE and IN-PERSON
October 3-9, 2022

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.

Science + Climate

October 6, 2022

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. 


Check it out

Exciting news!

Premiere events will take place in the Kendall/MIT Open Space

We are excited to host many of our largest events this year in this special area in Cambridge. Close to the T, new MIT Museum, incredible restaurants and entertainment, the is the perfect spot to enjoy the festival all week long. Stay tuned for schedule and map announcement!

Curiosity Challenge featured entries are live!

These curious kids have impressed us all with their questions. See who’s featured in the book the year, meet our new STEM STARS and more at our new home for the Curiosity Challenge,

The Curious MIT Club has landed!

We just started a new club for all curious kids, teachers, parents and families. Join the club to receive access to early event announcements, free tool kits, STEAM Vault resources,  Curiosity Challenge announcements 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.

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