Cambridge Science Centre

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Changes to our sessions from September 11th

From Saturday 11th September, we will be open at weekends to the public.  You will be able to explore our exhibits, come along to our shows and take part in our activities without booking

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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 

Home Educators

Our next programme is starting in September.  Our Autumn theme will be all about Flight

STEMtots is the perfect session for the youngest scientists!

These regular sessions are aimed at children aged from 2-years.  Find out more on our ‘What’s on’ page.

#STEMclub – our popular after-school club

#STEMclub runs weekly with each session based on a STEM theme. Attend an individual session or block book. Our next sessions start in September.  Why not join in the fun?

Code Club – after-school club

Code Club, a weekly coding club with three sessions for different age groups.  Find out more on our What’s On page

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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