FAQs

FAQs

FAQs

what's all this about?

WHAT ACTUALLY IS A SCIENCE FESTIVAL?!

Science festivals are public celebrations that offer a wide range of science, technology, engineering, art and math-related activities – creative exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, debates, workshops, concerts – over a period of several days, in a variety of locations.

IS THE CAMBRIDGE SCIENCE FESTIVAL FOR ADULTS? KIDS AND FAMILIES?

It’s for everyone! There are some programs specifically for adults or 21+, others are for kids and families.

WHEN WILL IT BE HELD THIS YEAR?

Join us this Fall 2024 from Monday September 23 – Sunday September 29.

IS IT FREE OR DO I HAVE TO PAY?

All our events are free and open to the public!

HOW DO I GET THERE?

Depends where you mean! CSF events run at venues across the city. We are based at the MIT Museum which is in one corner of The Kendall/MIT Open Space. The Open Space, where CARNIVAL takes place, is conveniently located next to the Kendall/MIT T stop and MIT’s Building E38 (292 Main Street) and accessible via public transportation.

SO WHAT WOULD I ACTUALLY DO AT THIS FESTIVAL?

Well, at different events you’ll do different things. At some events, like lectures or panel discussions, you’ll sit, watch, and be entertained. But at most events you’ll be participating, creating, and interacting. This is not show and tell… it’s show and do!

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