Call for entry 2024

Call for entry 2024

Call for entry 2024

The city-wide science celebration returns! We’re delighted to announce this year’s Festival dates and invite you to join our Call for Entry. Find out how to submit your ideas and get involved with Cambridge Science Festival 2024.

Save the dates!

Monday September 23 – Sunday September 29

Cambridge Science Festival (CSF) is a week-long community-led event taking place at venues all across the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts. At last year’s Festival, we listed more than 200 events at more than 90 venues — every one completely free and open to the public — and we’re confident this year will have even more to offer.

If you’re interested in organizing an event at CSF 2024, read about this year’s series and fill out a Call for Entry form below.



Monday 9/23 — Sunday 9/29


In the Neighborhood is Cambridge Science Festival’s most extensive and diverse series, celebrating the full range of talent and expertise across the City of Cambridge. 

In this series, we invite you to propose any event you like, on any topic you’re interested in, in any format that makes sense to you! Workshops, lectures, panel discussions, demonstrations, tours, performances, networking events and so on – there’s space for everything in this neighborhood.

We’re especially interested in events about science, technology, innovation, engineering and the arts, and we love events that explore the overlap between one area and another.


Monday 9/23 — Friday 9/27    12-1pm


Lunch & Learn is a city-wide series of bitesize events running daily from Monday September 23 to Friday September 27, from 12-1pm. Each lunchtime during the Festival is an opportunity to learn or to share – an invitation to bring something new into your working day.

Lunch & Learn events are mainly (but not exclusively) lectures, discussions or short tours, and can focus on any topic you like. We see this series as a great way to open your doors to the wider community, offer an insight into the work you do, and connect with neighboring organizations, businesses and institutions.

You can choose to offer lunch or invite attendees to bring their own, and there’s no minimum size, so don’t be put off if you’re short on space.


Sunday 9/29    12-4pm


The final day of CSF is a family-friendly science extravaganza! A celebration of curiosity in all its forms, CARNIVAL is a fabulous day-out for innovation-enthusiasts of all ages. With more than 15,000 visitors in just four hours, and over 100 activity booths, this madcap afternoon of STEAM-themed fun and games is a firm favorite, and returns once again to the Kendall/MIT Open Space.

Sign up now to reserve your booth at this year’s CARNIVAL — an adventure playground for inquisitive visitors of all ages.