Cambridge Science Centre


What people are saying

Take a look at what some of our community are saying about Cambridge Science Centre

“Young people's natural curiosity about science, machines and the environment is all too often extinguished at the secondary school stage. Visits to on excellect Science Centre can be transformative in sustaining enthisiasm and deepening understanding. Cambridge, with its academic and high-tech expertise, should surely be a leader in this regard. That's why I'm enthusiastic about Cambridge Science Centre and proud to be one of it's Patrons.”
Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, CSC Patron

“All too often school does not provide children with the opportunity to explore science hands on, something that is vital to fire up their interest. Cambridge Science Centre provides this opportunity in spades, a wonderful space for local children to get to grips with the reality behind the words in textbooks.”
Dame Athene Donald, President of the British Science Association, CSC Patron

“Cambridge Science Centre, through their innovative programme of engagement actvities, continue to make a very significant contribution to raising awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This is essential to encouraging young people to consider pursuing stimulating and rewarding careers in these crucial areas.”
Geoff Hayward, Head of Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

“I was an East End kid aspiring to be a footballer. Only footballers and criminals seemed to make money and have respect where I grew up. I think my route into science and enterprise would have been so much quicker and easier if I'd understood it was a possibility, through initatives like the Cambridge Science Centre, to chnage not only my world but make a difference to sufferers of genetic-based diseases and society.”
Dr Darrin Disley, CEO Horizon Discovery, Executive Council member

“Cambridge is the recognised hub of science and technology innovation in the UK. It deserves a general public science venue where school groups, families, individuals, teachers and tourists can play with science and scientific thinking on their terms and on their schedule. I am backing the Cambridge Science Centre and their team because I believe they have the vision and business skills to make this happen.”
Dr. Hermann Hauser, co-founder and Partner of Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd

“Situated at the centre of UK technology and research, it’s time for Cambridge to seize the opportunity to develop a world-class centre for hands-on experience in the sciences. I’m proud to back this initiative and support it as a Trustee.”
Dr. David Cleevely, Cambridge Science Centre Trustee, Chairman of Centre for Science and Policy

“When people think of scientific discovery in the United Kingdom, Cambridge comes top of the list. With its significant tourism and great institutes it’s long overdue a world-class science centre”
Dr. Goery Delacote, Cambridge Science Centre Trustee, CEO of At Bristol 2006 – 2012, Executive Director of Exploratorium 1991 – 2005

“From Darwin to the Human Genome Project, life science research in Cambridge has profoundly impacted biological and biomedical research. A science centre in Cambridge dedicated to public scientific outreach will have a world impact.”
Dr. Jonathan Milner, founder and CEO of Abcam plc

“Over 20 million people a year are inspired at UK science and discovery centres and we are delighted to welcome Cambridge Science Centre as an exciting new member of the ASDC network.”
Dr. Penny Fidler, CEO, Association for Science and Discovery Centres

“Showcasing the incredible scope of engineering through exhibitions like this is a great way to capture the interest of young people.”
Professor Dame Ann Dowling speaking about Extreme Engineering 2015, Former Head of the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering

“Science teachers in Cambridgeshire would love to see a nearby centre hosting exciting talks, exhibits and workshops. It would really help add the “wow” factor to teaching the STEM curriculum.”
Ian Harvey, Head of Biology, Hills Road Sixth Form College.

“A science centre in Cambridge would be a wonderful resource for STEM Ambassadors and schools. It would enhance science and maths education and inspire more young people to consider STEM based careers.”
Elizabeth Crilly, Director of STEM Team East

“A science centre in Cambridge would really complement CHaOS science outreach through collaboration on exhibit design, training the next generation of science communicators, and above all, bringing inspiring science to the public.”
Anna Hughes, President, Cambridge Hands-On Science

“Through broadcast and online media Cambridge science attracts a public audience of millions. A place to drop in and get hands-on with science in Cambridge all year round would be massively successful”
Dr. Chris Smith, The Naked Scientists

“Cambridge has a world class ecosystem for innovation in the sciences. A science centre here would help the next generation be inspired to be part of it, inventing and creating more for the next century.”
Claire Ruskin, CEO of the Cambridge Network

“The Cambridge Science Centre project for interactive exhibits in Cambridgeshire County libraries will really add to the Library offering and give all the public an opportunity to learn and enjoy something new.”
Ed Strangeways, Venue Manager, Central Library Cambridge