The Festival Returns This Fall

Monday September 25 - Sunday October 1, 2023

Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a city-wide celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Comprising hundreds of events, workshops, lectures, demonstrations, multidisciplinary collaborations, family-friendly exhibitions and interactive experiences, CSF is a STEAM-themed extravaganza highlighting Cambridge’s diverse innovative community.

Call for Entry

get involved in csf 2023

Would you like to be involved in Cambridge Science Festival? Although this year’s Call for Entry has now closed, we are still accepting expressions of interest in three of our program strands – the brand new LUNCH & LEARN series, SENIOR HEROES, and our annual collaboration with Boston Fashion Week, SCIENCE X FASHION!


The Cambridge Science Festival Carnival returns

Sunday 1 October 2023

We’re back once again in the Kendall/MIT Open Space for another afternoon of madcap family-friendly fun! With thousands of visitors in attendance, this action-packed day of events and entertainment is a perfect opportunity to engage with the Cambridge community and spread the word about your work, your interests, or your organization.

If you’re involved in science, technology, engineering, arts and math, or any area adjacent to these, we’d love you to participate at the CSF Carnival.


Cambridge Science Festival promotes events between

Monday September 25 – Sunday October 1

We’re looking for activities, lectures, workshops, exhibitions, trivia nights, tours, pop-ups, productions and any other science-themed or science-adjacent happenings taking place in Cambridge.

If you have an idea for an event and would like to be part of CSF 2023, you’re in the right place! If your idea is all set and ready to go, that’s fantastic; if you have a great idea but need a venue, sign up anyway and we’ll help you find one.


A brand new lunchtime lecture series taking place across the City of Cambridge from

Monday September 25 – Friday September 29

We’re looking for participants to deliver presentations on topics of their choosing, at their place of work between 12-1pm any day between Monday September 25 and Friday September 29.

Hosting an event as part of this series is a great way to engage with the wider Cambridge community and share your work, your process and your expertise.

Find out more and sign up below.


The Cambridge community is rich with talented and accomplished seniors who spent their professional lives in science, technology, engineering and the arts. SENIOR HEROES shines a light on programs offered by seniors, for seniors, every morning of the Festival week.

Monday September 25 – Friday September 29

If you’re interested in delivering a lecture, putting together a panel discussion, leading a workshop or any other type of event, and you have access to a space to host this activity, then sign up now and join our group of SENIOR HEROES.


CSF is delighted to partner once again with Boston Fashion Week for a celebration of Smart Fashion on

Saturday September 30

Jay Calderin, founder of BFW, returns to curate another ground-breaking exploration of fashion innovation in the Cambridge community and beyond. We’re looking for designers, inventors, researchers and innovators to submit ideas for programs at the intersection of technology, engineering and fashion.


There are three program threads that will run at locations across Cambridge throughout Saturday September 30, from 10am – 6pm:

/// Lectures & Panel Discussions
/// Workshops/Hands-on/Makers Activities
/// Pop-up Exhibits

In the evening, CSF and BFW will host a runway showcasing a range of collections exploring crossover themes and aesthetics. While involvement in this event is by invitation only, CSF will be hosting a meet-and-greet session to share more information and let interested designers know how to submit their collections.


CSF welcomes individuals, groups, labs, designers, engineers and more to be a part of the day. To submit your program or event, please use the sign-up form below. If you are interested in attending the meet-and-greet to find out more about the runway show, please use the form below to register your interest.

All Fashion programs will take place on Saturday, September 30 and must be offered free and open to the public.

Want to get involved in other ways?

If you’d like to support CSF 2023 in other ways, watch this space and make sure you’re signed up to our Mailing List below – that way you’ll the first to know about other upcoming opportunities.

As well as expanding our fantastic team of volunteers, we’ll be making callouts for specific event runners and hosts, subject specialists, activity judges and more.

We’re also hosting a series of Festival Meet-Ups throughout the year, so you can get to know the team before the Festival begins, make friends and contacts in the Cambridge community, and find collaborators to help bring your Festival ideas to life!