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Cambridge Science Centre

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor

Running throughout 2015 they are featuring the Extreme Engineering Exhibition, focussing on Speed, Construction and Miniaturisation! Families can explore some amazing galleries together and learn how the world's tallest buildings are built, how the fastest vehicles do what they do and how the world's shrinking electronics are changing literally everything.

As it goes live in July the details are light at present, but the implication is that there is opportunity to design and construct their own feats of engineering and test them to destruction… Watch this space!

There are a terrific number of intriguing permanent exhibits which include spectroscope and camera obscura; sound oriented experiments and awesome interactive light mix technologies; hands-on electronics displays; biology galleries; magnetics zones; engineering presentations and some great optical and aural illusions. Ahuge mix of subjects! Part of the charm here is that the majority of the participatory elements are still great sensory fun to engage with even if one doesn't appreciate the concepts and principles demonstrated. That said, naturally kids of school age will get much more out of it, with such a wide range of influences and disciplines they are bound to come out with at least one new interest!

Birthday parties here are something special too, with live shows and workshops added into the mix and private use of the whole museum.


  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


18 Jesus Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5 8BQ, England


Click here to visit Cambridge Science Centre's website
01223 967965

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Tuesday to Friday 1pm to 5pm (during term). Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm (holidays and half term for Cambridgeshire). Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm.


Adult (18+): £3.50 Child: £2.50 Under 5s: Free Family (2 Adults, 2 Children or 1 Adult, 3 Children): £10


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