Cambridge Science Festival: Free Science Activities for Kids

Cambridge Science Festival: Science Activities for Kids

It’s the 10th Anniversary of the Cambridge Science Festival held this year from April 15-24 in a variety of locations. I’m looking for science activities for my 11 year son, so I’ve selected these events:

Cambridge Science Festival: Free Science Activities for Kids

Saturday, April 16

Noon to 4pm

Paper Circuits in the Idea Hub

MIT Museum

265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Using copper tape and LEDs, create your own artistic light up cards, paper models, and more. This program uses small button batteries and is not suitable for young children. Cost: FREE with museum admission. Drop in.


Saturday, April 23

10 am to 4:00

Rocket Day

Danehy Park, Sherman Street, Cambridge

Build and launch rockets, build parachutes, and launch stuffed animals into the air. Note: bring at least one empty 2-liter or 1-liter soda bottle and a tennis ball to participate. Cost: Free. Weather-dependent. Drop-in.


Saturday, April 23

1:00 to 3:00

Young Makers Pop-Up Space

Teen Central and Children’s Libraries

Boston Public Library

700 Boylston Street, Boston

Have you ever wanted to create an electrical circuit from paper and tape or take apart the kitchen fan to see how it works? Come to get your hands on dozens of STEAM activities designed to ignite the curiosity and inventiveness of teens and young children.

Cost: Free. Drop-in.



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