2015 Festival Events Saturday, April 25 Check regularly for event updates

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  • Signature Event
  • 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    SciFest Block Party
    Tyler Street, Somerville

    Rock your geeky gym socks off at one of the funkiest block parties you’ll ever crash.

    Followed by 21+ Block After-Party at Aeronaut Brewery 4-6pm.

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    Cost: Free
  • Events
  • 8:00am - 4:00pm
    Girls STEM Summit-East
    Stratton Student Center, MIT, 84 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

    Girls STEM Summit- East is a one-day conference for high school girls interested in pursuing a career in STEM. Come explore opportunities in a variety of fields and interests, meet women mentors in these fields, and participate in hands-on activities. Note: for girls in grades 8 - 12

    Jr.Tech, Inc.
    Cost: $45. Pre-registration is required at http://www.juniortech.org
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Special Hours: Body of Knowledge: A History of Anatomy
    Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Science Center 371, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge

    Body of Knowledge: A History of Anatomy explores the study and teaching of anatomy, not only as a process of mapping body structures, but also as a complex social and cultural activity. The exhibit traces a wide variety of anatomical practices through three important periods in the history of anatomy: the sixteenth, nineteenth, and twenty-first centuries. Collection objects, historical imagery, 3-D settings, and multimedia experiences invite visitors to enter a sixteenth-century dissection "theater," investigate nineteenth-century anatomical practices, and explore how modern methods and techniques, including the use of digital technology, are transforming anatomical education.

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    Cost: Free
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Dancing Numbers with SHINE
    MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

    Do you have problems remembering equations but know all of the moves to the latest dance craze? Even if that doesn’t describe you, bring your dancing shoes and calculator to the MIT Museum for a math themed game of musical chairs! Learn about, SHINE, an educational outreach group that combines formal dance classes with a tailored math curriculum. Join in with SHINE organizers and participants as they show off and teach some of their best “dancing numbers”. Sessions are held every half hour. Learn more about SHINE at: shineforgirls.org.

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    Cost: Free with Museum Admission
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Rocket Day - CANCELED due to rain
    Danehy Park, Cambridge

    Build and launch rockets with Parts & Crafts! The rockets, powered only by water and compressed gas, can reach altitudes of over 300 feet and accelerate to speeds approaching 200 miles per hour.
    Note: Please bring at least one 2-liter or 1-liter soda bottle and a tennis ball to participate.

    Cost: Free
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm
    2014: Dialogue and Collaborative Exploration
    21 Ames St., MIT Room 56-154, Cambridge

    1 hour dialogue sessions at: 10am, 11:15am, 12:30pm, 1:45pm, and 3:00pm

    The Science in a Changing World graduate program at UMass Boston is hosting a series of hour-long dialogues in which participants will explore topics such as “Is the new genomics reconfiguring race?” and “the democratic control of science”. Come experience a valuable model for group interaction in education, policy, and other areas of civic engagement. This event is offered in conjunction with the New England Workshop on Science and Social Change. Hosted at MIT by the Graduate Consortium of Women's Studies.  Not in town, but still want to be involved?  Check out the live g+ hangout: http://bit.ly/1lxmmWP.

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    Cost: Free
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Cape Cod Mini Maker Faire
    Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable

    The Cape Cod Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. It’s a place where makers – tech enthusiasts, crafters, homesteaders, scientists, and everyone in between – show what they are making and share what they are learning. We’ll feature rockets and robots, digital fabrication, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, music, food, and a whole lot more. Join us for this free event and prepare to be inspired!

    Cape Cod Mini Maker Faire
    Cost: Free
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Flower Watch: Become a Citizen Scientist with the Appalachian Mountain Club
    Rock Meadow Conservation Area, 300 Mill Street, Belmont MA, 02478

    Anyone can become a Citizen Scientist! Learn how your family's trail-side observations of flowers can contribute to long-term scientific study of weather patterns. On this guided walk, learn to identify different stages of flowering plants and report your data to AMC scientists. Check cambridgesciencefestival.org event listing for meeting location and trail description. Children should be old enough to walk alongside an adult, or in a carrier. Note: Wear sturdy walking shoes and layers. Bring rain gear, water, and pen.

    Appalachian Mountain Club
    Cost: Free. Pre-register with an email to AMCoutdoorsRx@outdoors.org with "CSF-Belmont" in the subject line. In the body of the email, please give your name and the number of adult and child participants in your group.
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Space Day: MIT at the Final Frontier
    MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

    Travel beyond Earth’s realm at the MIT Museum and learn about the wide variety of space research being done at MIT. Learn about the next generation of space suits with Professor Dava Newman and former NASA astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman. Explore new methods of space flight with Professor Paulo Lozano’s ion thrusters, and look to the future of exoplanet research with researchers from the MIT Kavli Institute. See all this and more with hands-on demonstrations and discussions of space research at MIT!

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    Cost: Free with Museum admission
  • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
    Powers of Ten
    Peabody School, 70 Rindge Ave., Cambridge

    Powers of Ten is a collection of songs exploring sizes of things in the universe from sub-atomic to cosmic. The music, in styles from jazzy to classical, is appealing to all ages. Written by British composer David Haines, it was inspired by the Charles and Ray Eames movie of the same name. The songs are sung by a large multi-generational chorus accompanied by Mr. Haines on piano. The performance is enhanced by a slideshow of children's artwork illustrating the songs, with songs lyrics as subtitles.

    North Cambridge Family Opera
    Cost: Free
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
    ImprovBoston's Family Show: The Science of Laughter
    ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge

    Join ImprovBoston's award-winning family-friendly improv show as we celebrate the Cambridge Science Festival. Fun for all ages, this special performance of the Family Show combines joyous audience interaction, science-based scenes, games and songs to create a completely improvised performance that has never happened before...and will never happen again!

    Cost: Tickets available at improvboston.com and at the door | The Family Show often sells out--advanced purchase recommended

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