Family events in Cambridgeshire

CHaOS runs fun hands-on science roadshow events for schools and families during the university holidays, when our volunteer student demonstrators have free time. Read below for information about our main annual events.

Crash, Bang, Squelch! (Mid March, part of the Cambridge Science Festival)

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In mid March we run a large family event, 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 National Science and Engineering 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 usually run a smaller event at the Cavendish Physics Zone, held at the Physics Department, also as part of the Cambridge Science Festival.

CHaOS Cambridgeshire Roadshow (Early December, Cambridgeshire)

Each December at the end of the autumn term (Michaelmas term in Cambridge-speak!) we visit a number of Cambridgeshire schools. We usually bring about 15 volunteers to your school, and are up to see about 60 children per session (about 300 in a day). We're usually able to see about 3-5 schools, and have many more requests than this, so please get in touch as early as possible if you'd like us to visit. More useful information is available on our schools page here. We also often help at a drop-in family event in Cambridge run by the local IoP- watch the front page of our website from November onwards to find out more details.