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Dates:Monday, September 25, 2023 - Sunday, October 1, 2023
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Cost:Free see below
Category:Science & Technology

cambridge science festival photoCambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a city-wide celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM).

This year's festival runs from September 25 - October 1, featuring everything from lab tours and demonstrations to futuristic fashion shows, from environmental kayak adventures to pub trivia nights, from public art installations to the unmissable, family-friendly Science Carnival - a gigantic STEM extravaganza complete with robot petting zoo and liquid nitrogen ice cream freeze off competition.

Comprising hundreds of events, workshops, lectures, demonstrations, multidisciplinary collaborations, family-friendly exhibitions and interactive experiences, CSF is a STEAM-themed extravaganza highlighting Cambridge’s diverse innovative community.

This fall, another electrifying pop-up festival lights up the Open Space, in the heart of Kendall Square and across the city of Cambridge.

Every CSF event is free and open to the public.

The week-long celebration combines all the magic and mayhem of modern science in an action-packed program of events, demonstrations, workshops and performances.

Come see a show, grab a bite, get involved and stay for the day.

Let the great experiment begin…

IF/THEN The Exhibit
Lyda Hill Philanthropies’ IF/THEN® Initiative presents #IfThenSheCan – The Exhibit. The is a monumental exhibit of 120 3D-printed bright orange statues celebrating contemporary women innovators in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Cambridge Science Festival hosts a pop-up exhibit of 30 of these statues, with individual stories of the women the statues represent accessible through QR code-linked videos, images and biographies. The installation highlights how a more diverse, more inclusive workforce will strengthen the world’s shared future — IF we support a woman in STEM, THEN she can change the world!

At the core of this year’s festival are three spectacular headline events: SCIENCE+NATURE, SCIENCE+FOOD and SCIENCE+FASHION. These unmissable experiences showcase science ‘out of the lab’, bringing artists, engineers, designers, scientists and spectators together in a series of breathtaking open-air entertainments.

Open Lab
We’re thrilled to launch OPEN LAB – a city-wide open-day for the Cambridge science and maker community to throw open our doors and invite visitors in to share our work where it happens.

Science Carnival & Robot Zoo
The Science Carnival and Robot Zoo return on Sunday, October 9th, with plenty of other activities throughout the week.

Beyond the Open Space, you’ll find a fantastic range of experiences and events hosted by our satellite venues across the city of Cambridge — check back here for the Festival Guide with every event and venue listed, and sign up to our mailing list to make sure you don’t miss out.

The Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering and math.

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Free and open to the public!



Kendall/MIT Open Space, Cambridge, MA, 02139 map

Based at the Kendall/MIT Open Space and around the city of Cambridge.

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