Something for everyone

Transport yourself to new horizons of possibility in as little as 100 square metres of space!

Cambridge Science Centre is jam-packed with hands-on exhibits to explore, live shows and interactive workshops, Cambridge Science Centre is the one-and-only science and discovery centre in East Anglia.

The UK needs curious, adventurous young people,so come and  tinker, play, and get hands on with our intriguing exhibits and find out how science, technology, engineering and maths are active in the world around you.

For kids - busy hands equal busy brains. Young minds learn by tinkering, trying and getting hands-on to discover amazing new things about the world around them.

For parents and grandparents - we offer a fun and educational day out with the kids. Whether you're looking for some indoor fun on a rainy day or you'd like to combine a shopping trip with a spot of science, a trip to the centre provides something for all the familiy to enjoy!

For teachers - curriculum linked learning experiences ideal for Key Stages 1 through to 4. During a school trip at Cambridge Science Centre, get exclusive access to the exhibition and choose from a broad range of spectacular science shows and inspiring interactive workshops for your pupils.

Opening times

Opening hours:

Term time
Tuesdays - Fridays, 3pm - 5:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30am - 5:00pm
Closed Mondays

Cambridgeshire school holidays
Tuesdays - Sundays, 10:30am - 5:00pm
Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day & Easter Sunday


Child Day Ticket: £3
Adult Day Ticket: £4
Family Day Ticket: £12 (2 adults, 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children)
Children under 3 go free
10% discount on groups of 10+

If you want to get in touch please contact us on 01223 967 965 or email 

Location and admission

Located in central Cambridge, the science centre is close to the train station and local amenties including The Light Cinema, Travelodge and Tesco Express with easy bus routes including Citi 1, 3, 7 and Barbraham Park and Ride. 

Cambridge as a city is the home of countless scientific and technology creations and innovations and a visit to Cambridge Science Centre offers a great hands-on experience and the possibility to make some discoveries of your own!


Our centre is fully accessible for wheelchair users. The gallery is on one level and includes a disabled toilet. We have a baby changing area and space to park pushchairs.

Want to do something special for your next big day?

We've hosted wedding receptions, parties and a broad range of networking events in our space and can tailor the centre to suit your needs – for more information click here.

Getting here:

By Car

There is limited on street parking and the Cambridge Leisure Park multi story car park. 

By Train

The centre is a 10-minute walk from Cambridge Station. Regular services run from London King's Cross and other stations across the region.

From Cambridge Station, follow Hills Road until you reach the Cambridge Leisure Park. Turn left onto Clifton Road and follow the road until you reach the Post Office depot and turn right at the end of the road where the Cambridge Science Centre is on your left.

From the City Centre

The easiest way to get to the gallery from the city centre is to get one of the regular bus services that run to the station and walk. Cambridge also has taxi service, which can be picked up in the city centre and at the taxi rank outside the station. Regular bus services run between the station and city centre.

Science visits for schools

Inspire your class with a morning of hands-on science and technology, brought to life with fun exhibitions, shows and workshops for all key stages.

Our team of science education experts are passionate about making science fun and accessible, and our collection of hands-on exhibits, interactive shows and workshop are extremely popular with teachers and pupils nationally and internationally.

Visit the centre with your class

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