It’s all about Engineering at Cambridge Science Centre! Build bridges, make electricity and have a go at some fun engineering-based activities at our centre on Clifton Road Come along throughout the day to explore our interactive shows and exhibits and take part in today’s activities. In addition, we are supporting Cambridge Nature Festival with a series of nature based activities available all day.
No need to book!
11.00am All Charged Up
Opposites attract – that’s true even at the tiniest level. Find out how that important in creating that little spark when you touch a metal object, and what that’s got to do with lightening.
2.30pm Sun, Sea and Science
It’s Summer – the sun is shining, the days are long, schools out and we can go play at the beach! Take a science-y look at a trip to the sunny seaside and investigate why we use sunscreen, how salty the sea is, and how to make the best sandcastle!
Make something a little different with our activities today!
12.30pm Balancing Birds
Balance a bird in a way that you wouldn’t think possible – all due to some physics!
4.00pm Recycled Car Toy
Let us show you how to transform a pile of rubbish into a fun toy car, and find out a bit about recycling along the way.
Cambridge Nature Festival
This week sees the start of the Cambridge Nature Festival. You can find out more about the Festival in the lobby area of the Centre. We will have a number of different activities to do and take home.
Today we will be making Feed the Birds
Transform an empty toilet roll tube into a fabulous bird feeder for your garden! All materials provided. Suitable for all ages, although seed mix may contain traces of nuts.
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.