Cambridge Science Festival

Cambridge Science Festival
Attn: P.A. d'Arebeloff, MIT Museum
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building N52-200, Cambridge, MA 02139


Learn about math and science...WHILE PLAYING BASEBALL!

Did you ever wonder why Tim Wakefield's 60 MPH knuckle ball is so hard to hit?

This summer the MIT Science of Baseball Program invites boys entering the 8th or 9th grade in Boston and Cambridge to explore the answers to this question and many more! This four-week summer program is more than just a summer baseball camp, it's a program that will also develop math and science skills through exciting hands on learning activities that tie to key baseball skills. In the afternoon, students will have the opportunity to apply what they learn in the morning during field time, scrimmages and related field trips.


MSBP is an opportunity for students to rekindle their interests in math and science by connecting it with baseball. 35-40 students will be selected to participate this summer.

  1. Currently in 7th, or 8th grade at the time of application
  2. Must attend public school in Boston or Cambridge
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident


The 2013 MSBP Science of Baseball Program will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday from July 1st thru July 26th. Additionally, there will be a mandatory orientation on Wednesday, June 26th and closing ceremony on Saturday, July 27th.


The program is offered free of charge to those students who are accepted and includes breakfast and lunch.


MSBP is held on MIT's campus in Cambridge. The campus is accessible by MBTA (Kendall Square stop on the Red Line or the #1 bus). Transportation may be provided on request.


Students participating in the program take math and science courses in the morning and participate in on field activities in the afternoon.

If you have any questions you can e-mail the office at or call 617-253-8051 Monday, 10:00 am and 12:00 pm and Wednesday between 3:00 and 5:00.