Cambridge Science Centre

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Enter our spooktacular Halloween competition

We are running a spookily good competition over half-term…  We are calling all budding artists and scientists to enter our scary spider competition!

Make and share your spiders with us for our spiders web and have a chance to win a fantastic prize…

We are looking for extra-spooktacular spiders which will sit or hang from our special spiders web during half-term and Halloween.

Click the link for all the details and to download our entry form..


The Science Centre is now open for school visits throughout the week.  Visit and take part in one of spectacular shows.  Alternatively, our team of experienced science communicators can bring our shows and workshops to your classroom.

If you prefer to stay virtual, we are continuing to run our VirtualSchoolTrip programme.

Special sessions 

We run a number of special sessions each week including Home Educator sessions, our afterschools clubs CodeClub and STEMclub, and for preschoolers, STEMtots.

Click through to our ‘What’s On’ page to find out about each session.

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For children at home

Download our free ‘at home’ activities by going to CSC Online.

Why not take a look at our YouTube channel and view our children’s science programme, Science@6.

For those working with community groups, food banks or youth groups

Order twice-monthly copies of our free magazine, OpenUpScience

Cambridge Science Centre

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Our interactive, hands-on science centre is at the heart of Cambridge. We are a fun space for discovery – a place where children and young people can get their hands on science, try stuff out and learn all about the principles and mysteries of ourselves, our planet and beyond.

Freely explore our Gallery, take in a show, or get involved with an activity.

You’re in charge – We’re here for your Community, your School, and even for when you’re At Home. So, come and join us as we explore our world!


The UK desperately needs more scientists: four in ten UK employers have problems recruiting staff with science and maths skills. But by age 11, most young people are already turned off science.

This is where we step in. We have got over 300,000 young people excited about science since 2013. And we are really good at reaching those young people who wouldn’t naturally be interested in science. What’s more, our entry cost is only half that of other science centres.

How to find us – 44 Clifton Road, Cambridge, CB1 7ED