Events at Cambridge Science Centre

It’s all about SPACE at Cambridge Science Centre! No need to book! Today’s shows: 11.00am  Team:Space Ever wondered what life is like for the entire space crew of scientists, engineers, trainers and astronauts? From launching rockets, docking at the International Space Station and tackling emergency challenges, this special show offers fantastic insight and learnings into what it takes to undertake a space mission. 2.30pm  Safe in Space Take a closer look at the challenges of space and what we can do to keep “ourselves” safe. Make something a little different with our activities today! 12.30pm  Pin Wheel Galaxy Explore space and look beyond the Milky Way – our own galaxy – to find out a little bit about the different types of galaxies. We’ll take a closer look at one in particular – called the pinwheel galaxy and make a model of it to take home. 4.00pm Straw Rockets I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll…..launch a rocket? During this activity we will learn a bit about rockets, we will be thinking about the physics of how rockets move and making our own straw-powered paper rocket. Cambridge Nature Festival Cambridge Nature Festival continues.  During the Festival we will have a number of different activities to do and take home. Today we will be making Fabulous Fungi We consider the vital role of fungi in our ecosystem; as well as making our own striking fungi sculptures to take home. This is the first ever Cambridge Nature Festival. It will be a celebration of nature on our doorstep, as well as the wonderful people and organisations that work tirelessly for the natural world. Nature-based activities and events will be held in and around Cambridge and will include BioBlitzes, guided nature wanders, live music, wildlife ID workshops, art installations and much more.  You can find the full calendar of activities via the link above.

This series of Home Educator sessions is all about having fun outside.  How can being outside help us to learn science? PARACHUTES What material makes the most effective parachute? Try to design a parachute that falls slowly and discover which type of material works best by testing different options. Find out about the role air resistance plays in parachuting. This session forms part of our 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. We will also have some free exploration time. BOOK YOUR PLACE

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are not open today.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you and hope to see you in the near future. Please keep checking our website ‘What’s On’ page for all our future events.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are not open today.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you and hope to see you in the near future. Please keep checking our website ‘What’s On’ page for all our future events.

This series of Home Educator sessions is all about having fun outside.  How can being outside help us to learn science? BUBBLES In this session, we are talking about beautiful, soapy bubbles of all sizes. You will take a close look at the science of these fascinating, fragile spheres. Join in with some surprising demonstrations and play with bouncing bubbles. Unleash your creative (and competitive) side to create the frothiest, longest lasting, or biggest bubble of the day! This session forms part of our 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. We will also have some free exploration time. BOOK YOUR PLACE

It’s all about SPACE at Cambridge Science Centre! No need to book! Today’s shows: 11.00am  Safe in Space Take a closer look at the challenges of space and what we can do to keep “ourselves” safe. 2.30pm  Team:Space Ever wondered what life is like for the entire space crew of scientists, engineers, trainers and astronauts? From launching rockets, docking at the International Space Station and tackling emergency challenges, this special show offers fantastic insight and learnings into what it takes to undertake a space mission. Make something a little different with our activities today! 12.30pm  Straw Rockets These straw rockets are puff-powered! See how far your rocket will go just by blowing into the straw. Let your imagination run wild with the design of your rocket! 4.00pm Constellation Viewers A constellation is a group of stars, such as Ursa Major, the Great Bear. There are 88 constellations in total, and together, they make up the whole night sky.


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