Family Events in Cambridgeshire

Family Events in Cambridgeshire

CHaOS runs fun hands-on science events for schools and families, with student demonstrators from the University of Cambridge. Throughout the year, we run a number of free public events around Cambridge that are suitable for families.

(Mid March: Saturday March 16th 2024)

‘Crash, Bang, Squelch!’ is a large family event we run in mid March, which is part of the Cambridge Science Festival. We take over the teaching labs in the Zoology department in Cambridge and fill them with over 50 fun hands-on experiments explained by friendly student demonstrators. Around 2,000 members of the public visit us at this event each year, which runs on a Saturday to coincide with British Science Week. We also run some interactive (and often explosive!) family science talks in the lecture theatre next to our hands-on event.

On the following weekend we also sometimes run a smaller event at the Cavendish Physics Zone, held at the Physics department, also as part of the Cambridge Science Festival.

CHaOS Winter Roadshow

(Early December)

Each December at the end of the autumn term (Michaelmas term in Cambridge-speak!) we visit a number of Cambridgeshire schools and also run a couple of public events around Cambridge. In the past, we have visited Mill Road Winter Fair and events organised by the Institute of Physics. Keep an eye on our website from November for more information about these family events.

If you are interested in us visiting your school, please visit our schools page.

Our next event in Cambridgeshire:

CRASH, BANG, SQUELCH! – 16th march 2024

Come and join us for a jam-packed day of family fun, including talks, demonstrations, hands-on science experiments, and robotics workshops.

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