About this guide
Ever played chess with a robot and human-sized chess pieces? Ever printed in 3D, developed your own video game, or thought about how science helps a city recover from an act of terrorism? You will at the 2014 Cambridge Science Festival! Join us for ten days and nights of events during public school vacation week and immerse yourself in more than 150 different activities—from the Science of Archery to the Science of the Modern Cocktail. Learn about web development for girls and moms, science you can eat, and musical prosthetics. If you like robots, check out crash-happy flying robots, autonomous fighting robots, and underwater robots. And don’t forget the arts, from jazz to live theater to runway fashion.
The festival starts on Friday, April 18th with our hugely popular Big Ideas for Busy People featuring 10 of the brightest minds presenting their big ideas in a rapid series of five-minute talks. It’s followed up on Saturday, April 19th with our biggest event designed for the whole family, the Science Carnival, featuring a robot zoo, stage performances, interactive experiments and hands-on activities that are free!
More than 100 events will follow over the week, giving you unprecedented access to leading edge science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). If all of this festival excitement has caused you to work up a thirst, enjoy our first-ever festival brew debuting at our first-ever science block party! Read on!!
Your Cambridge Science Festival Team
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