Cambridge Science Centre

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All about us

Cambridge Science Centre is an educational charity based in Cambridge.  We want every young person to enjoy and explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).  Whether at our Centre or out on the road in your community, we offer unique hands-on, interactive experiences, shows and activities which are delivered by our professional science communicators.

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Bring science to life through our schools outreach programme.  With plenty of shows and workshops to choose from, your hardest decision will be which option to choose!  We offer school visits throughout the week.

Alternatively, our team of experienced science communicators can bring our shows and workshops to your classroom.

Birthday Parties

Looking for a children’s party with a difference?

Go on a voyage of discovery and celebrate your birthday in style! We’ll give you and your guests free run of our exhibition space so they can experience science with their own hands – and we’ll put on an awesome science show for you and your party guests too.

Book your party

Sharing STEM

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

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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.

You will find us at 44 Clifton Road, Cambridge CB1 7ED