CSF 2022

CSF 2022

CSF 2022

Find out about Cambridge Science Festival 2022


Cambridge Science Festival ran from October 3-9, 2022, and featured CSF’s customary mix of magic and mayhem. The Festival Zone popped-up in the Kendall/MIT Open Space, each day offering a different selection of themed booths, activities and events.

Themed Days

Thursday’s SCIENCE + CLIMATE saw a full program of lectures, panel discussions and events in the MIT Museum; on Friday, SCIENCE + FOOD brought scent-tasting, flavor-clouds and culinary innovation; and on Saturday, SCIENCE + FASHION saw CSF team up with Boston Fashion Week for a full day of future-fashion runway shows, interviews, experiential exhibitions and more.


The Festival’s headline event, running nightly from Thursday – Sunday, was BOREALIS – a large-scale light and sound installation by Swiss artist Dan Acher. Recreating the Northern Lights in the sky above the Kendall/MIT Open Space, Acher’s celebrated work uses particle clouds and bespoke laser technology to evoke this awe-inspiring natural phenomenon right in the heart of the city.

The Science Carnival

On Sunday, CSF’s beloved CARNIVAL returned as an outdoor event that took over the entire Kendall/MIT Open Space. More than 10,000 visitors enjoyed over 100 activity booths, performances, and art installations at what is always an uproarious afternoon of science and innovation-themed family fun.

2022 Participants

The following hosted events, CARNIVAL booths, activities or installations at CSF 2022:

Biodiversity for a Livable Climate
Biotech & Global Health Outreach
Boston Arts Academy
Boston Fashion Week
Boston University Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWISE)
Boston University’s Child Development Labs
Boston University’s Biological Design Center
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Broad Discovery Center
Cambridge Foundry & Vester Cafe
Cambridge Public Library | The Hive
Central Square Theater
Charles River Conservancy, The Hip-Hop Collective, & Community Art Center
Climate Interactive
Communication and Neurodevelopment Lab at Boston University
Consuelo Perez
Trevor van de Velde
Department of Play
Dr. Jochen Viehoff, Director, Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum
Earthwatch Institute
Earthwise Aware
Elementiad Inc.
EnergyTeachers.org Inc.
First Tech Challenge/The Brainstormers FTC8644
FIT & others
Forage Restaurant
GAAB Lab at Harvard University
Ganit Goldstein
Greater Boston Association for Computing Machinery & Watertown FIRST Robotics
Gupi Ranganathan
Harvard Forest, Harvard University
Harvard Museum of Natural History
Harvard Women in Chemistry
Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms
Heavy Metal Magazine
House of Nahdra
Jess Holz
Kate Reed
Latino STEM
Lawrence Millman
Little Explorers, LLC
Long Now Boston
Massachusetts General Hospital Research Institute
Massachusetts Independent Comics Exposition
McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT
Merck, Cambridge
Metalmark Innovations
Ministry of Supply & Dance Complex
MIT Arcturus
MIT Astrogazers
MIT Biological Engineering
MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology and Jefferson Lab
MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, American Trucking Association, UXpress
MIT Chemical Engineering
MIT Civil and Environmental Engineering
MIT Concourse
MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative, MIT Open Learning
MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research
MIT Media Lab
MIT Paleomagnetism Lab
MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center
MIT Press Bookstore
MIT Sea Grant
MIT Self-Assembly Lab
MIT Society of Women Engineers
MIT Water Club & Nepf lab
MIT’s Senseable City and Future Heritage Labs
MIT/Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions
MycoHab & MIT Center for Bits and Atoms
Mystic River Watershed Association
Northeastern University
Norwalk Havoc
NSF Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions
Off the Beaten Path Food Tours
Peabody Essex Museum
Personal Robots Group at MIT Media Lab
Pine Valley Preschool
Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Tech
PLIX & The Cambridge Public Library
Recover Green Roofs
Remnant Brewing
Rhoda Okunev
Rich Myers / James Webb Telescope
Richard Harrington
Rosa Weinburg, Consuelo Perez and Tatiana Tejedor
Self-Assembly Lab
Senseable City Lab
Slapstick Science
Society of Women Engineers Boston Chapter
SOUR Studios
The Foundry
The Innovation Trail & Cambridge Historical Tours
The Koch Institute
The Mathworks, Inc.
Tumble Media
Winsor School
WPI & Mass Academy FIRST Robotics Team
WTS-Boston Transportation YOU
Zoey (Ziyuan) Zhu, Suwan Kim (from MIT & IDEO)

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