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We will open on 23rd July!

For Families and General Public

We’re open every weekend and all through the school holidays from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Book a 2-hour visit whenever you’d like and we’d love you to stay longer if we’ve got space.

All tickets must be booked online in advance – you can even book on the day of your visit if there’s space.

Our Centre is packed with over 20 fun, hands-on and open-ended exhibits, which you and your children can explore at your own pace.

Each 2-hour session will also include one of our exciting shows and the opportunity to explore our Labs!

School Holiday Dates 2024:

Summer Holiday: Tuesday 23 July to Monday 2 September 2024

Autumn Half Term: Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November 2024

Christmas Holiday: Monday 23 December to Friday 3 January 2024

We are open every bank holiday except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.  We are also closed for the period between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

For Schools

We follow the Cambridge County Council term dates and are open daily during term times for school visits.

Our session times run from 9.30am – 11.30am and 1.00pm – 3.00pm.

For full details of our dedicated workshops and information outlining how to book your school visit, go to our Schools page.

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What people say..

“A wonderful space! The kids loved it – it was fun and educational. The staff were lovely and helpful too.”

Hands-On Exhibits

Here’s a small taster of the exhibits you will find in our Centre.

Building bridges at Cambridge Science Centre

Building Bridges

Can you fit the blocks together to make a bridge that holds itself together – as if by magic? Explore how different types of bridges work too!

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Car Run

Can you build a car that goes faster or further than the rest? Then make it faster still? Give it a try!


The Science of Light

Pretty lights and science together in one place – what more could you ask for? Investigate the properties of light using lenses and mirrors.

iSandBOX at Cambridge Science Centre

Discover New Landscapes

Use your hands to make volcanoes erupt, meteors come crashing to earth, and lakes to form in front of your eyes with our ISandBox.

Gear wall

Engineering Exploits

Turn a gear one way. What happens to the gear next to it, and the one next to that? Test your engineering skills and link the gears together.

Paper aeroplanes - multiple colours

Flying in the Wind

Take inspiration from nature or unleash your creativity to make a flying machine.

Ticket information

children having fun at Cambridge Science Centre

Ticket Information

  • Buy one visit, get 12 months free
  • Over 20 hands-on exhibits to explore
  • Daily interactive, exciting shows and activities
  • Session times MUST be booked
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