“The staff make this place – knowledgeable, genuinely interested in helping the kids, and enthusiastic about the science. My kids aged 10 and 7 go often and love it every time with their different events.”
The Clifton Family on TripAdvisor

“My visit today has been amazing. I have learned a lot and have been amazed by the gravity force experiment. I will never forget my fabulous day here today!”
Young boy

Science activities for the public

An overview

There are so many hands-on Cambridge Science Centre experiences, workshops and inspirational shows you can enjoy, in all kinds of locations – both at our centre in Cambridge and in public places across the region.

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Please note that we now operate a cashless system only at our Centre.


Visit our new hands-on science and discovery centre in Cambridge for an inspirational experience, with over 30 hands-on exhibits, shows and much more…

What’s On


One of our priorities is to take science to where people are, rather than expect them to always come to us. We hold shows and put on displays in all kinds of unusual places across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Search our What’s On calendar for what’s on near you.


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


We have devised a special programme, just for home educated young learners, with weekly sessions of hands-on activities.  The sessions will last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes and each week will be based on a different curriculum topic. Suitable for children aged 7-11 years.

For more details, go to our What’s On page