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Volcano Fun Day

Family activity day based around volcanoes extinct, dormant and active, with hands-on activities and walks up our own volcano, Arthur's Seat.

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0131 652 8150

  • 11:00 – 15:00

BodyWorks

An exhibition all about how your body works, with the chance to perform a virtual autopsy, run in a giant hamster wheel and become a 'snot ninja' (lovely). Compare your physiological stats with other visitors and find out about all the latest scientific research into your very own body.

Glasgow Science Centre

Wed 3 Sep

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 4 Sep

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 5 Sep

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 117 more dates until 31 Dec

Activity Weekend

Loads of hands-on workshops and activities can be found in the Leisure Centre over the course of Activity Weekend.

Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen

Sat 13 Sep

£5.50 for day pass, four day passes for £20; individual weekend pass £8; four weekend passes £30; under 3s free. / 01224 647647

Part of TechFest.

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Sun 14 Sep

£5.50 for day pass, four day passes for £20; individual weekend pass £8; four weekend passes £30; under 3s free. / 01224 647647

Part of TechFest.

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Applied Geology of Kinver Edge

Triassic sandstones are very important to our modern and historic lifestyles and shape our landscape. They were deposited as sand dunes in desert environments approximately 250 million years ago when all the continents were joined together in Pangaea. Join us to visit outcrops where the internal structures can be…

University Of Birmingham

Tue 9 Sep

£6

Part of British Science Festival.

3-2-1-Ignition

Hands-on, ears and eyes on, even noses on, as we entice the public with jars of curiosity, smells of memory and amazing experiments in science busking. At the heart of the activities are the  questions that people bring, and the curiosity that inspires the science that matters to them.

The Library Of Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

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Albert's Band: To Infinity and Beyond

Music associated with space accompanies this intergalactic experience.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sat 25 Oct

£8.14 (Children £5.08) / 020 7589 8212

This event takes place in the Elgar Room.

Ancient People of the Midlands

Discover the Midlands' rich and varied past. On a circular walk from Croft Castle (on a site occupied by the same family for a millennium) to the iron age hillfort of Croft Ambrey, see how many generations have left traces on the landscape and history of this once turbulent area.

University Of Birmingham

Wed 10 Sep

£6

Part of British Science Festival.

The Archaeology, Geology and Geography of the Ironbridge Gorge

Join experts from archaeology, geology and geography to explore the unique Ironbridge Gorge, one of the most significant areas of industrial heritage in the world. Discover how its geology and geography shaped the development of industry and find out how industrial archaeologists piece together Ironbridge's past.

University Of Birmingham

Thu 11 Sep

£6

Part of British Science Festival.

Big Biology Day

Get involved with science in the natural world in these hands-on activities. You can learn about bacteria, search for bugs and find out how to be a scientist in your own back garden – assuming that you have a back garden.

Mugdock Country Park, Milngavie

Sun 12 Oct

Included in admission / 0141 956 6100

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Blue Poppy (Meconopsis) Workshop

This one day workshop will look at cultivation and propagation techniques for successfully growing Meconopsis. Learn how and when to sow seed, divide plants and learn how we grow Meconopsis at RBGE. Taught by Alan Elliott.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 13 Jun 2015

Lecture Room 2

£50 Booking required. Please call the education office on 0131 248 2937 to book. (Members £45) / 0131 248 2909

  • 10:00 – 16:00
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Botanical Gardens as Community and Plant science Hubs

Why are botanical gardens important for human wellbeing? Find out at this unique botanical event and enjoy a behind-the-scenes guided tour full of inside information about some of the amazing plants. Botanist and ecologist Ian Trueman also shares his knowledge of the flora of the West Midlands. If you are interested in…

University Of Birmingham

Mon 8 Sep

£6

Part of British Science Festival.

Building a Legacy: The Athletes' Village

A showcase for one of the most lasting legacies of the 2014 Commonwealth Games: the Athletes' Village, built in the East End of the city and featuring 700 sustainable eco-homes and a 120-bed care home.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Wed 3 Sep

Gallery One

Free / 0141 276 5365

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Thu 4 Sep

Gallery One

Free / 0141 276 5365

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Fri 5 Sep

Gallery One

Free / 0141 276 5365

  • 10:30 – 17:00
…and 10 more dates until 15 Sep

Cambus O’May Cheese Creamery tour

Find out how Cambus O'May cheese is made.

Cambus O'May Cheese Co, Ballater

Tue 23 Sep

£4 / 01339 753113

Part of TechFest.

  • 12:00

Cancer: Up Close and Personal

Cancer comes in many shapes and forms, but have you ever had the chance to take a look at cells up close? Enjoy a selection of fascinating cell images, and join cancer researchers to take a look at cells under a microscope and discuss progress in cancer research. Share your personal thoughts and observations with us and…

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 0121 464 8887

Part of British Science Festival.

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 0121 464 8887

Part of British Science Festival.

Mon 8 Sep

Free / 0121 464 8887

Part of British Science Festival.

…and 2 more dates until 10 Sep

The Carbon Conundrum

Gadgets, clothes, heat and light are part of our everyday lives. But their production fills our atmosphere with carbon dioxide, a harmful greenhouse gas. Come and find out how and where we can capture and safely store this gas away deep underground.

Arts Building, Birmingham

Sun 7 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

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Cell Trail Challenge!

Your mission is to collect a trail sheet from cell trail HQ to hunt down all of the cells. Can you correctly identify each cell on the trail and work out how each different type of cell helps to defend your body? Researchers will explain more about the job of each cell and how we are harnessing the power of the immune…

The Library Of Birmingham

Sat 6 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Commumity Day: Great Hall

Fun and games for the whole family. See how the amazing human liver works, and how the humble fruit fly has led to great discoveries in DNA. Can a man take more pain then a woman? Come along and help us answer this formidable question. Then come and test your technology skills at the Iron Bridge Fab Lab.

Aston Webb Building, Birmingham

Sun 7 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Community Day: Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival with moon inspired tales, followed by a moon trail around the galleries to discover the many moons in our paintings. Build your own rocket in our art workshop.

The Barber Institute Of Fine Arts, University Of Birmingham

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 0121 414 7333

Part of British Science Festival.

Community Day: Explore Hands-on Medicine, Exhibitions, Science, Games and Activities

Everything from puppet making, cosmic badges, dressing like a scientist, taking a look at a some science pieces from our Cultural Collections, through to experiencing what it's like in the Ironbridge Fab Lab. Enough to keep families busy all day long.

Aston Webb Building, Birmingham

Sun 7 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Community Day: Interactive Lectures and Debates

Pick up a timetable from the box office on the day for full details.

Aston Webb Building, Birmingham

Sun 7 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

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Community Day: Lapworth Museum

The Lapworth Museum is approximately 130 years old and contains the largest and finest collection of fossils, minerals and rocks in the Midlands comprises more than 250,000 specimens of both national and international importance. Come and delve into the past!

Aston Webb Building, Birmingham

Sun 7 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Community Day: Meet the Robots, Make the Robots

Come and meet our amazing robots with hands-on opportunities to build and programme your own lego robot!

Bramall Music Building, Birmingham

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 0121 414 8861

Part of British Science Festival.

Community Day: The Flask and Bunsen (Marquee)

The Flask and Bunsen is your place to meet up, chill out and relax, drink coffee, enjoy snacks, sandwiches, cakes, drinks and ice-cream. Or if you prefer a livelier debate then this is the space to discuss all the amazing things you have seen and heard!

Chancellor's Court, Birmingham

Sun 7 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Community Day: University Campus Development

Learn all about the University's School and Sixth Form opening in 2015, the new Sports Centre, library and cultural gateway. Find out more about becoming a student at Birmingham.

Aston Webb Building, Birmingham

Sun 7 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

Community Day: University Square

We are throwing open our doors to welcome everyone to the University of Birmingham, see the great things that the University is doing for people here in the Midlands and around the world – from our very own Student Formula Race Car, to taking part in word games at the Library. Join Harry and his bucket full of dinosaurs…

University Of Birmingham

Sun 7 Sep

Free

Part of British Science Festival.

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