Friday, Apr 17, 2020 10:00a -
Sunday, Apr 26, 2020 10:00p
Festivals & Fairs, Innovation, Kid Friendly, Lectures & Conferences, Tech, University
Cambridge Science Festival, founded in 2007, is an initiative of MIT and the MIT Museum. In light of Covid-19 (the coronavirus disease) and the clear policies issued by MIT concerning events and best practices for public health, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Festival, originally scheduled to take place April 17-26, 2020.
Join the 14th annual Festival, April 17-26, 2020! 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.
Science Carnival & Robot Zoo 2020
Saturday, April 18, 2020, Noon–4:00pm
Cambridge Rindge & Latin School Field House and Cambridge Public Library
A family-friendly expo with more than 100 ways to explore, build, learn and—most importantly—have fun! Hold a real brain, drive an underwater robot, make liquid nitrogen ice cream, tour a lab that’s in a bus, go inside a camera obscura, and much more!
Stay tuned for a full schedule of 2020 events.
Based out of the MIT Museum, we are a tiny team organizing a 10-day, 200+ event festival with a robust group of some of the most intelligent scientists, generous sponsors, creative non-profits, dedicated volunteers, and curious university students in the world!
We began in 2007 with the support of MIT, Harvard, the City of Cambridge, WGBH and the Museum of Science, Boston and attracted an estimated 15,000 visitors. Now, 13 years later, we attract more than 100,000 visitors annually, host events in more than 70 different venues from Cape Cod to Central Massachusetts, and work with more than 100 collaborators.
Modeled on art, music, and movie festivals, the Cambridge Science Festival offers activities, demonstrations, workshops, tours, debates, contests, talks, and behind-the-scene glimpses to illuminate the richness of scientific inquiry and the excitement of discovery.
The Festival’s collaborators reach out to the general public including adults, k12 & college students, families, the science community, and under-served audiences to excite and ignite curiosity.