Cambridge Science Centre welcome MP, Daniel Zeichner to the Centre

September 9, 2021

The team at Cambridge Science Centre were delighted to welcome MP, Daniel Zeichner and his colleagues to the Centre. Daniel explored the exhibits and joined a session entitled ‘Built for Speed’ where communicators and visitors explored how machines work, why some go faster than others and how we build machines for speed.

When asked about his visit, Daniel commented: “It is wonderful to see the Cambridge Science Centre open for family and schools visits once again. Cambridge is one of Europe’s most significant centres for science-based research and enterprise and so empowering future generations to pursue STEM subjects is absolutely critical to maintaining the region’s – and nation’s – position at the forefront of scientific enquiry and academic excellence.

“Cambridge Science Centre do such great work in laying the foundations for science learning for our young people, and this is seen in the impact it has made on the over 300,000 children that have been through its doors. The Centre offers a safe space for children to explore, have a go and get involved with all things science, and I commend them for everything they are doing.”

CEO, Helen Slaski said: “It was a great pleasure to welcome Daniel and team to our Centre. He shares our passion to reach new audiences and inspire children from our City and beyond with the excitement and fun STEM brings. Our team have worked exceptionally hard to reach children during the recent pandemic through various mediums and we will continue to do this as we start to return to ‘normal’ from this month onwards.”

She added: “We have had an amazing summer of pre-booked special events with several guests speakers kindly joining us to explore subjects from dogs to DNA. From 11 September we are opening for the public at weekends. And we have some new special sessions coming up including STEMclub, our afterschool club, STEMtots for preschoolers and Code Club for children interested in learning how to code.  We will also continue to welcome schools from across the region to the Centre and we look forward to restarting our outreach programme.”