Our largest annual event Chain Reaction celebrate it’s fifth year with over 400 people coming together to build their very own Rube Goldberg machine at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on Sunday 6 December 2015. The theme was ‘Destination Space’ to celebrate the first British ESA astronaut, Tim Peake going into space this month.

Around 60 teams of schools, public and corporate businesses threw their hearts and souls in creating their own crazy contraption and also worked together with teams flanking them to create the chain reaction.

For this special occasion, our 'On the Road' team remained in Cambridge and brought along a series of our interactive exhibits including the infamous wind tunnel and arch bridge which all the children enjoyed and many of the adults too!

Our CEO, Cindy Forde, said: "This year’s Chain Reaction was a spectacular showcase of the creativity and innovation of families, schools and businesses from across Cambridge. We were delighted to have over 400 people attend to either build or watch the nail biting, hair-raising roller coaster of brilliant ideas and inventions. It just goes to show what can happen when science and creativity unite the community.”

The event also facilitated the official launch of our Made in Cambridge initiative. A group of like-minded organisations and groups who aim to celebrate Cambridge’s amazing achievements and act as ambassadors of Cambridge excellence.

A big congratulations goes out to our public team winners and Swavesey Village College for their epic contributions to the chain.

We were extremely pleased that our founders and members of our Executive Council were able to attend. They offer valuable support and guidance to the charity throughout the year and Chain Reaction provides a wonderful opportunity to see Cambridge Science Centre in action.

Finally, we would like to say a big thank you to all the fantastic staff and volunteers who helped the event happen

Check out the Cambridge News coverage of Chain Reaction 2015 here.