Cambridge Science Festival is not just for kids! There are plenty of events for the 21+ crowd, too. From pint nights to science comedy to circuit hacking, there’s something for everyone.

These events were designed specifically with adults in mind. For a complete list that includes all-ages events, check out this list.

Many events require preregistration Please see event listing for complete details.

Beers, Cocktails & Pint Nights. Cheers!

Astronomy on Tap

Monday, April 17, 7:00pm

@ Phoenix Landing

Science Pint Night

Tuesday, April 18, 6:00pm

@ Bill’s Bar & Lounge

Science of Cocktails: Hacks for the Home Bartender

Tuesday, April 18 & Thursday, April 20, 7:00pm

@ The Hawthorne

Art & Science of Beer with Gique and Guinness

Wednesday, April 19, 6:00pm

@ K2 Cafe

Rare Spirits with Shire

Thursday, April 20, 5:00pm

@ Shire

Science by the Pint

Thursday, April 19, 6:30pm

@ Aeronaut Brewing Co.

Science of Brewing

Sunday, April 23, 2:00pm

@ Aeronaut Brewing Co.

Dynamic Lectures, Panels & Talks

Are We Alone? (Opening Night Event)

Friday, April 14, 7:30pm

@ Harvard University Sanders Theater

Hacking Harvard Open Data

Saturday, April 15, 11:00am

@ Harvard University Fong Auditorium

Tony Smith in Red: The Science of Choosing the Right Paint for Outdoor Sculpture

Sunday, April 16, 2:00pm

outside MIT Rogers Building

New Perspectives: Thunder, Lightning and Climate Change

Monday, April 17, 7:00 pm

@ MIT Building E51

Statistical Pitfalls and Challenges

Tuesday, April 18, 2:00 pm

@ The Broad Institute

Numbers in the News

Tuesday April 18 6:00pm

@ The Broad Institute

The Genius of Birds

Tuesday, April 18 7:00pm

@ Arnold Arboretum

Is it Real or Fake?

Tuesday, April 18, 7:00 pm

@ MIT Museum

Research Rumble: Battle of the Science Starts

Thursday, April 20, 5:00pm

@ Cambridge Public Library

Ocean Evolution Today

Thursday, April 20, 6:00pm

@ Harvard Science Center

Tipping the Scales on Climate Change: Covering and Communicating an Unthinkably Big Problem 

Thursday, April 20, 6:30pm

@ The Broad Institute with MIT Knight Science Journalism and Undark Magazine

Sharks in our Backyard: The Resurgence of Sand Tiger Sharks in New England

Thursday, April 20, 7:00pm

@ New England Aquarium


Sunday, April 23, 7:00pm

@ MIT Kresge Auditorium

Plays and Performances


Daily (except Monday and Tuesday)

@ Central Square Theater

Both/And – A Quantum Physics Play

Saturday, April 15, 6:00pm

@ MIT Museum

Reality Show: Stalking the Musical Brain

Sunday, April 16, 7:30pm

@ MIT Museum

Music and the Bilingual Brain

Friday, April 21, 7:00pm

@ Fitzgerald Theatre

You’re the Expert Live at CSF

Sunday, April 23, 4:00pm

@ The Brattle

Workshops, Tours & Open Houses

Tour MGH’s Ether Dome & Russell Museum

Saturday, April 15, Wednesday April 19, Saturday April 22, 2:00pm


An Introduction to Medical Simulation

Monday, April 17 & Friday, April 21, 2:00pm

@ Russell Museum, MGH

Science Storytelling 101 with NOVA

Tuesday, April 18, 7:00pm

@ Le Laboratoire Cambridge

Projection Mapping Workshop with Materials & Methods

Wednesday April 19 & Friday April 21

@ Materials & Methods

Circuit Hacking Night & Tour

Wednesday, April 19, 6:00pm

@ Artisan’s Asylum

A Hidden Treasure: Arnold Arboretum’s Herbarium of Cultivated Plants

Thursday, April 20, 2:30pm

@ Arnold Arboretum

Capturing Science: A Photography Workshop for Adults

Thursday, April 20, 7:00pm

@ MIT Museum

Bringing Horticulture into your Home

Saturday, April 22, 10am

@ Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Other Events

Sci-Art Reception

Friday, April 14, 5:00pm

@ Lab Central

Advocate for Science!

Friday, April 21, 5:00pm

@ MIT Building 10

Exploring Career Options in STEM: Speed Networking

Friday, April 21, 6:00pm

@ MIT Picower Institute

How to Make a Superhero

Saturday, April 22, 7:00pm

@ MIT Museum