We were not sure what to expect from the Cambridge Science Centre. I stumbled across it when researching things to do with kids in Cambridgeshire for my Cambridge with Kids A-Z. I was surprised I hadn’t heard of it before. It turned out to be a fantastic hands-on experience for the whole family. Here is my full review of the Cambridge Science Centre:
What Should You Expect from the Cambridge Science Centre?
The Cambridge Science Centre was smaller than I was expecting, but they had really used the space well. There were stations spaced out around the room, each with a different interactive activity. One side of the room had larger activity stations, and on the other hand, there was a space for science shows. The wall space was also well utilised with yet more hands-on stations.
What did this Science Museum Offer Younger Children?
My two under 5s were kept entertained for the longest time by the craft activity where you cut the shapes of different seeds out of paper and put them in a wind machine to see how they flew. Ted (age 4) liked using magnetic chutes to guide a ball from top to bottom. Miss May (age 1) loved the colouring station where you could colour and learn about British wildlife.
What did this Science Museum Offer Big Kids?
The activity options available to older children (and adults) were endless. There was undoubtedly something to capture the imaginations of all ages and abilities. I pulled out my masters in conservation and spent a long time revising my knowledge of evolutionary biology. David got most excited by the voice box machine.
Getting there, Cost and Opening Times
We travelled there by train, which is probably the easiest thing to do as it’s just a 15-minute walk from the station. It is about a 35-minute walk from the city centre. The closest parking is at the Cambridge Leisure Multi-Storey.
This is a relatively low-cost attraction. Under 4s are free. Children aged 4+ are £3 and adults are £4.50. During school holidays and weekends it is open from 10.30 am to 5 pm. On school days it opens from 3 pm to 5.30 pm. Click here for up to date prices and times.