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2017 Festival


Friday, April 14 – Sunday, April 23:  Check out the 2017 Program

Clear your schedule, gather your family and friends and join us for our signature 10-day Festival, packed with hands-on events that encourage curiosity and invite exploration. This year you’ll find a wide range of programming that will inspire kids and adults to celebrate science, dive deeper and—as always—be curious!

Explore questions of the moment and for the ages. What’s behind “fake news” and where’s it going? Is there other intelligent life in our galaxy? How are leading journalists grappling with climate change? Join events that range from small and intimate (hone your iPhone photography skills) to our expo-style Science Carnival & Robot Zoo.

Peek behind the curtain at cutting-edge research happening in our community. Learn what zebrafish can teach us about cancer and blood disease or join MGH and local biomedical researchers for a Research Rumble showdown.

There’s family fun each day and plenty of events tailored to adults, too. Join us at a live podcast taping of You’re the Expert or explore the psyche of superheros with a cocktail in hand.

Thank you to our curious community, generous sponsors, program producers and event hosts. The Festival wouldn’t be possible without the energy and enthusiasm of countless volunteers and our small team of dedicated staff. We can’t wait to see you all at this year’s madcap STEAM celebration!

Stay Curious,

Cambridge Science Festival Team


Join the Cambridge Science Festival

Participate. Host an event during the 10 days of the Cambridge Science Festival or present a booth at our Carnival and Robot Zoo. We love to see talks, demonstrations, and activities from all organizations and groups! Give us your wackiest, craziest, and most innovative ideas! Participate in CSF 2017.

Volunteer. We couldn’t put on the Cambridge Science Festival without all of our excellent volunteers! Your support means a lot to us. Please consider donating an hour or two of your time. Volunteer.


Past Festivals Program Guides

2017 Guide
2016 Guide
2015 Guide
2014 Guide
2013 Guide
2012 Guide











The Cambridge Science Festival is an annual 10-day celebration of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math in Cambridge and New England. Every spring, the Cambridge Science Festival makes science accessible, engaging and fun for everyone through multifaceted, multicultural events.