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West Cambridge family open day

10:00am-4:00pm on Saturday 16 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

West Cambridge Campus and the West Hub, JJ Thomson Avenue, CB3 0US

Join a wide selection of interactive family events set to take place across the University's West Cambridge Campus.

The West Hub will be open on Saturday the 16th March from 10-4. Guests will be able to visit the Creative Encounters exhibition on the 1st floor, and the West Hub Café will be open.

Topics explored and spaces open to visit on Saturday 16th March 2024 include:

Institute of Manufacturing
Interactive mapping to improve cities
Your life is manufactured: Revealing the secrets of how things get made and delivered to you
Shoestring | Digital Manufacturing demonstrations
How to take value out of your education
Easy Experiments
Showing different angles of AI and emerging technologies
What would you use THAT for?

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology:
Making solar cells from berries!
Surprising and informative Kahoot quiz for energy transition
Ammonia energy for the future
Building nanostructures with DNA Lego
Molecular science live
Year 2124: Cabinet of curiosity
Molecular (e)motion: How biochemistry drives our emotions
Nanomaterials unveiled: A fusion of science, art and imagination

Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy:
Explore Materials

Computer Science and Technology: Open day

Expedition ice @ British Antarctic Survey

Institute of Astronomy: Open afternoon

Open Day at the Department of Veterinary Medicine

Get hands-on with our fab events at this year's Cambridge Festival Open Day! - Saturday 16 March 2024 | Department of Veterinary Medicine

Free visitor car Parking is available across the day at West Cambridge car parks : 1, 6, 7 & 8

Booking/Registration is: REQUIRED

For queries please email:

Bookings will be listed under individual events. See list below.

Additional Information

Age: Young Adults 12 – 18, Children under 12, All Ages
Format: Exhibition, Workshop, Tour
Timing: In person
Cost: Free
Theme: Society, Discovery, Environment
Accessibility: Partial access - please contact us for details

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