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College of Life Sciences Open Doors Day 2014

Introducing the amazing world of cutting-edge research, take part in tours of the iconic new building as well as games, crafts and activities for all ages.

College of Life Sciences, Dundee

Sat 8 Nov

Free Booking required / 01382 381023

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Build your own Brush Robot

In this exciting and hands-on workshop you can build and design your very own brush robot. Assisted by Mechatronic students from Theodor-Litt-Schule Giessen (a German Engineering College), you will learn how to power your robot and explore the physics behind its motion. You can use your creative skills and give it a…

Wellgate Shopping Centre, Dundee

Sat 8 Nov

£2.50 / 01382 868608

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Sun 9 Nov

£2.50 / 01382 868608

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Saturday Drop-In Tours

Let the team at Stewart Brewing tell you all about the company has become one of Scotland's most award-garlanded craft breweries. Yes, you also get to try the beer.

Stewart Brewing, Loanhead

Sat 25 Oct

£7.50 / 0131 563 7580

Sat 1 Nov

£7.50 / 0131 563 7580

Sat 8 Nov

£7.50 / 0131 563 7580

…and 58 more dates until 19 Dec 2015

Space Mission for Santa

Live planetarium show with a Christmas twist. Ages 5–10.

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Sat 29 Nov

£2.20–£5 / 01962 863791

Sun 30 Nov

£2.20–£5 / 01962 863791

Sat 6 Dec

£2.20–£5 / 01962 863791

…and 10 more dates until 21 Dec

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.

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Beautiful Biology

Let the scientific images in this eye-catching exhibition tell you the fascinating stories behind Dundee’s biomedical research efforts. Each stunning image is accompanied by an explanatory text setting out the relevance to health and disease. In addition, you can find more about the career paths available in biomedical…

Dundee Science Centre

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01382 383389

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 01382 383389

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 01382 383389

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

…and 13 more dates until 16 Nov

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

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

Mon 20 Oct

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00 BodyWorks Glasgow Science Centre

Tue 21 Oct

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00 BodyWorks Glasgow Science Centre

Wed 22 Oct

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00 BodyWorks Glasgow Science Centre
…and 70 more dates until 31 Dec

Cambridge Teslathon

See a Tesla coil in action.

Cambridge Museum Of Technology

Sat 25 Oct

£3.50 (£2; Children £1.50 aged 7+; Family £8.50) / 01223 500652

Sun 26 Oct

£3.50 (£2; Children £1.50 aged 7+; Family £8.50) / 01223 500652

Sat 1 Nov

Phone for prices / 01223 500652

Sun 2 Nov

Phone for prices / 01223 500652

Camouflage

Camouflage helps many animals blend into the background. Hunters can sneak up on prey and prey can hide from hunters. Find out from Leisure & Culture Dundee about the different shapes and patterns that animals use, and see how some of the animals in the museum’s collection hide in plain sight.

McManus Collections Unit, Dundee

Sat 1 Nov

Free Booking required / 01382 307200

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 12:30 Camouflage McManus Collections Unit, Dundee
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Community Fun Day

If you’re looking for some events for the whole family to enjoy, look no further. This event is packed with hands-on activities from a host of researchers and organisations right on your doorstep. Plus a host of exciting workshops featuring: ·        How Cold Is Really Cold? ·        Atomic Arcade and Kenneth and the…

Dundee International Sports Centre

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 01382 868608

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Diminutive Beauty

Following the success of the 'I Dinnae Ken' artist and scientist collaboration in Newcastle, Australia, we present an art exhibition in which you are shrunk to less than a billionth of your original size. You will step into the world of the miniscule, viewing the structures and properties of a series of important molecules.

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 07788 297690

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

  • 09:00 – 22:00 Diminutive Beauty Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee

Tue 4 Nov

Free / 07788 297690

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

  • 09:00 – 22:00 Diminutive Beauty Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 07788 297690

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

  • 09:00 – 22:00 Diminutive Beauty Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee
…and 7 more dates until 14 Nov

Dunbar SciFest

Dunbar's SciFest is an exciting, interesting and fun couple of days of shows, workshops, storytelling and talks.

Various venues: Dunbar

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£5 (Children £3; Family £15–£20)

Sun 8 Mar 2015

£5 (Children £3; Family £15–£20)

Dundee Science Centre Family Fun Day

Visit Dundee Science Centre to experience a wide range of science activities – including exciting shows, hands-on workshops and interactive exhibits. Find out more about the fascinating research conducted right on your very doorstep. Featuring: • Substance Misuse and the Community Perspective This event will engage the…

Dundee Science Centre

Sun 16 Nov

Free Booking required / 01382 868608

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Dundee Science Centre Free Family Fun Day

Visit Dundee Science Centre to experience a wide range of science activities – including exciting shows, hands-on workshops and interactive exhibits. Find out more about the fascinating research conducted right on your very doorstep. Featuring: • Help Scientists Beat Cancer Have you ever wondered what it would be like to…

Dundee Science Centre

Sun 2 Nov

Free Booking required / 01382 868608

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

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Enrichment Day

Providing an environment and activities that allow animals to act as if their in their natural habitat is what zoos call 'enrichment'. Make objects in the morning and see the process go down in the afternoon, with keepers on hand to explain the behaviours you see.

Edinburgh Zoo

Sat 1 Nov

Free Included in entry / 0131 334 9171

Future Now

Eco-spiritual pioneers come together to explore solutions for sustaining the planet.

Trinity Centre, Bristol

Sat 8 Nov

£50–£55 / 07812 159943

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Future Now Trinity Centre, Bristol

Gold

Why is gold so scarce? Because it's so heavy: most of the planet's gold sank to the core millions of years ago, with the stuff near the surface coming chiefly from meteorites. This look at the metal's amazing beauty, versatility and symbolism uses objects drawn from the Royal Collection, such as the Rillaton Cup, a Bronze…

The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 27 Mar 2015

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30 Gold The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 28 Mar 2015

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30 Gold The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 29 Mar 2015

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 16:30 Gold The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh
…and 119 more dates until 26 Jul 2015

The Queen's Gallery, London SW1A

Fri 7 Nov

£9.50 (£8.75; Children £4.80 under 17s) / 020 7766 7301

  • 10:00 – 17:30 Gold The Queen's Gallery, London

Sat 8 Nov

£9.50 (£8.75; Children £4.80 under 17s) / 020 7766 7301

  • 10:00 – 17:30 Gold The Queen's Gallery, London

Sun 9 Nov

£9.50 (£8.75; Children £4.80 under 17s) / 020 7766 7301

  • 10:00 – 17:30 Gold The Queen's Gallery, London
…and 103 more dates until 22 Feb 2015

Great British Bioscience Festival

Over 20 displays help bring biology to life, with this event showcasing British bioscience.

Museum Gardens, London E2

Fri 14 Nov

Free

Sat 15 Nov

Free

Sun 16 Nov

Free

Green2014: The Environmental Legacy of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

A six-month programme of exhibitions, talks and activities, looking at how the 2014 Commonwealth Games will affect the environment, celebrating the projects being delivered by Glasgow City Council, the Scottish Parliament, the Games Organising Committee and others.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Mon 20 Oct

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5365

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

Tue 21 Oct

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5365

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

Wed 22 Oct

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5365

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

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Homecoming Scotland Family Fun Day

From robots and experiments to food and drink facts and fiction, delve into our world of science. Meet experts from the food and drink industry and take part in experiments which show the science behind many different areas of our life.

The Old Steeple Church, Dundee

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01382 868608

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

How to get to 100 and Enjoy It

An interactive exhibition showing how the population is changing and examining the chances of living long enough to receive that telegram from the Queen.

The Lowry, Salford

Mon 10 Nov

Free / 02380 592579

Tue 11 Nov

Free / 02380 592579

Wed 12 Nov

Free / 02380 592579

…and 2 more dates until 14 Nov

Millenium Point, Birmingham

Tue 25 Nov

02380 592579

Wed 26 Nov

02380 592579

Thu 27 Nov

02380 592579

Fri 28 Nov

02380 592579

National Assembly For Wales, Cardiff

Tue 2 Dec

Free / 02380 592579

Wed 3 Dec

Free / 02380 592579

Thu 4 Dec

Free / 02380 592579

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Impartial Advice on Biomass Renewable Heating

Home Energy Scotland offer free and impartial advice on wood fuelled (biomass) and other renewable heating systems. Booking is essential.

Corn Exchange, Biggar

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0808 808 2282

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Investigate the science behind snow and ice in this show exploring frozen things. (No, not that Frozen).

Dundee Science Centre

Sat 20 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 228800

Lichen Identification

An introduction to the fundamental features of lichens. This one-day workshop will include a lab based session introducing the lichens, their structure and function and identification techniques and then some practice out in the Garden.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 28 Feb 2015

Teaching Lab

£50 Booking required. Please phone the Education Office on 0131 248 2937. (Members £45) / 0131 248 2909

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