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Cambridge Science Centre lets young-people experience Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in action. Our enthusiastic science communicators and wonderful range of school shows and workshops, and hands-on exhibits bring science to life using resources that your school will not have in-house.

We are as flexible as possible, so that we can fit in with your students, your curriculum, and your timetable.
– You can visit our Cambridge Gallery, and explore our hands-on exhibits after an amazing show or workshop.
– We can come to you, bringing our shows and workshops into your classroom or school hall.
– Our School Roadshows can transform your school hall into an interactive science centre for a week, with each class experiencing a show, workshop, and exhibits!

Our interactive shows and workshops are focused on Yr 3-4, Yr 5-6, and Yr 7-8, although we have a little something for Yr 1-2 and Yr 9+ too! Choose from our shows and workshops, and various packages, to find something suitable for your students, your curriculum, and your timetable!

Scottish Power Renewables and Cambridge Science Centre Workshops at Ormiston Denes Academy, Lowestoft.

COVID-19 Regulations:

We have worked hard to make our space and our delivery safe for both our audience and our staff. We are monitoring Government guidelines and regulations in regard to our work, and will respond to changes in the COVID-19 situation as required. Consequently, we may have to alter our offerings at short notice. If such a change impacts your booking, we will contact you as soon as possible to discuss any changes, alternative engagements, rescheduling, or cancellation. We thank you for your understanding at this time.

– The Cambridge Science Centre team

Check out our Shows and Workshops

Explore our offerings, click below to view all our shows and workshops in one big list and then filter based on different categories to narrow down your search.

Our Packages

Visit our Cambridge Gallery for two hours and get any one of our 12 shows or workshops plus time on our hands-on exhibits. Two of our expert Science Communicators will lead your session, delivering your selected show or workshop, and interacting with your students as they explore the exhibits.

Our Gallery is on Clifton Road, near Cambridge Central Railway Station and Cambridge Leisure. To see our location and check for directions, please go to link.cambridgesciencecentre.org/directions. It is possible to pull onto our forecourt for drop-off and pick-up. However we cannot accommodate coach parking on-site. The nearest public car park is Cambridge Leisure Park multi-storey, a few minutes walk away, where you can also find a coach drop-off point.

Please note: if you select the Sailing Science workshop, there is an additional £40 charge to cover the cost of consumables.

COVID-19 Guidelines: All students 11 and over, and staff, should wear a facemask during the session (unless exempt). No food can be consumed in the Gallery at this time. Each person can bring a bottle of water. Our staff will be wearing face visors and maintaining social distancing and they will clean the Gallery space ahead of each session. Our current range of exhibits has been selected to be COVID-19 friendly (i.e. engaging but easy to clean), consequently, if you have visited the Gallery before, you will experience a different layout and selection to normal. Your school will be notified if we become aware of a COVID-19 case that has been in the Gallery within two weeks before your session.

One of our engaging Science Communicators will visit your school to deliver a show to your students (this can be a single class, a year group, or a school assembly).

If you wish to have the show repeated, there is an additional £25 cost per delivery. Mileage is charged on all journeys greater than 10 miles (£0.50 per mile).

Please note: if you select the Sailing Science workshop, there is an additional £40 charge to cover the cost of consumables.

COVID-19 Guidelines: Our staff will be wearing face visors and maintaining social distancing throughout their visit and the kits will have been cleaned prior to arrival. We will follow any additional guidelines provided by the school. Your school will be notified if we become aware that our staff have been exposed to a COVID-19 case within two weeks before your session.

Two amazing Science Communicators will come to your school to work with a group of up to 35 students on one of our hands-on workshops.

If you wish to have the workshop repeated, there is an additional £35 cost per delivery. Mileage is charged on all journeys greater than 10 miles (£0.50 per mile).

Please note: if you select the Sailing Science workshop, there is an additional £40 charge to cover the cost of consumables.

COVID-19 Guidelines: Our staff will be wearing face visors and maintaining social distancing throughout their visit and the kits will have been cleaned prior to arrival. We will follow any additional guidelines provided by the school. Your school will be notified if we become aware that our staff have been exposed to a COVID-19 case within two weeks before your session.

Two expert Science Communicators will come to your school to present a show to your students (this can be a single class, a year group, or a school assembly) AND work with a group of up to 35 students on one of our hands-on workshops.

If you wish to have the show repeated, there is an additional £25 cost per delivery. If you wish to have the workshop repeated, there is an additional £35 cost per delivery. Please note: if you select the Sailing Science workshop, there is an additional £40 charge to cover the cost of consumables. Mileage is charged on all journeys greater than 10 miles (£0.50 per mile).

COVID-19 Guidelines: Our staff will be wearing face visors and maintaining social distancing throughout their visit and the kits will have been cleaned prior to arrival. We will follow any additional guidelines provided by the school. Your school will be notified if we become aware that our staff have been exposed to a COVID-19 case within two weeks before your session.

On our roadshows, we turn your school into a science centre for a week. Our team of talented science communicators will set-up our interactive exhibits in your school hall (or similar), recreating our Gallery exhibition in your school. Each class then gets two sessions with us: One in the “science centre”, where they get to see a show and explore the exhibits; and a second in a classroom, where they get involved in one of our workshops. We will fit in as many classes as your timetable allows! You can also invite other local schools or feeder primary schools to come and join in too!

A roadshow is suitable for Yr 5-6 and Yr 7-8, although we can tailor the exhibits and activities to other years and groups too.

It costs £5,500 to turn your school into a science centre for a whole week! However, we may be able to offer this at a subsidised rate in partnership with our supporters.

We have three roadshow themes to pick from:

  1. Cosmic

Featuring: Join the Crew (show) and Skills for Space (workshop), and the Cosmic exhibition.

  1. Sensational

Featuring: Sonic Science (show) and Eye on Evolution (workshop), and the Sensational exhibition.

  1. Electrified

Featuring: All Charged Up! (show) and Power Up! (workshop), and the Electricity and Engineering exhibition.

 

COVID-19 Guidelines: Our staff will be wearing face visors and maintaining social distancing throughout their visit and the kits will have been cleaned prior to arrival. We will follow any additional guidelines provided by the school. Your school will be notified if we become aware that our staff have been exposed to a COVID-19 case within two weeks before your session.

We are committed to offering everyone the opportunity to engage with our experiences.

We would love to discuss any specific requests you have for a unique engagement with us. We have previously joined schools for STEM days, science fairs, etc. If you have any event that doesn’t match our standard offerings, please let us know via our booking form and we will contact you to discuss the possibilities.

Find a date

Check our Schools Calendar to find the perfect date and time for your visit.

Make your booking today!

Please note: Invoices must be paid prior to your visit. If this is not possible, please let our team know so that a specific payment schedule can be agreed upon.