Welcome to Cambridge Science Centre

Cambridge Science Centre has everything you need for a great day out with the family. We hold interactive exhibitions, workshops and shows for families and young curious minds.

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Opening times

Summer Opening Times (until 4th September)
Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Term Time
Tuesday - Friday 13:00 - 17:00
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Closed Mondays

Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day & Easter Sunday

For information on term times in Cambridgeshire click here
To book a school visit click here

More information to plan your visit

Location and admission

Find us in Cambridge city centre
18 Jesus Lane

Day admission
Under 5s: Free
Child: £2.50
Adult (18+): £3.50
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children): £10.00

Find out more about our range of memberships


Explore how humans and other species use their unique skills to thrive in our big, complex world. Get hands-on and discover what makes your favourite animals so successful, and how we're using science to build a better world.

Learn more about LifeWorks!

A world of science, discover more at home

Enter a world of interactive science, and take a journey through some of our most surprising discoveries. Choose from a range of different plans: online only offers exclusive access to COSMOS membership zone; unlocking lots of digital and downloadable activities to do at home, as well as quizzes, jokes and fun facts. Or choose to include visits to the centre giving 12 months unlimited access to our exhibition space in central Cambridge and the online activities.

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Science trips for schools

Inspire your class with a morning of hands-on science and technology, brought to life with a fun exhibition, shows and workshops suitable for KS1 - KS4.

All our staff share an infectious excitement for science and education. Our centre in the heart of Cambridge is open during term time for pre-booked school visits every Monday - Friday morning. 

We give you exclusive access to the venue and all our resources are specifically designed in-house to give schools the best educational experience possible. 

More about school trips to the centre

Beyond exhibits

Support Cambridge Science Centre

We rely on volunteers and donations to run our exhibitions. All support is greatly appreciated.

Support us

Host your special event

For a birthday or corporate event with a difference, book exclusive access to the Centre.

Hire the Centre

Get to know the centre

We're bringing science to the community and schools in fun, interactive ways.

Learn more about us

Bringing science to you

Science is for everyone. We've transformed community spaces across the East into pop-up science centres.

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Keep up with our latest news

We're always updating our exhibitions, adding even more fun and interactive things to do and see. If you'd like to be amongst the first to know about them, sign up to our newsletter.

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