Afternoon events, Days out, Science

13 events

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Themed Tour

Themed tours of the collections, on a different subject each time.

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Mon 28 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2550

Today: Look behind the scenes and explore the Burrell's hidden stores.

  • 13:30 – 14:30

Tue 29 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2550

Today: Islamic Art at the Burrell.

  • 12:30 – 13:30

Galilean Society Lectures

All manner of spacey things are discussed at these monthly meetings, with the aim of promoting science to the general public (i.e., those of us without PhDs).

Albany Learning and Conference Centre, Glasgow

Sat 26 Apr

£2 / 0141 332 2444

Learn about the research behind virtual 3D computerised craniofacial models in 'Depicting the Dead: Craniofacial Analysis for Forensic and Archaeological Investigations' with Professor Caroline Wilkinson, Professor of Craniofacial Identification, Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification, University of Dundee.

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Planetarium Shows

Take a tour of the night sky in the planetarium. Learn about constellations, asteroids and galaxies and more. Booking is essential.

Mills Observatory, Dundee

Mon 12 May

£1 (Children £0.50) / 01382 435967

  • 14:00

Mon 9 Jun

£1 (Children £0.50) / 01382 435967

  • 14:00

Wed 17 Sep

£1 (Children £0.50) / 01382 435967

  • 14:00

Planning for Progression: a Cluster Model for Transformation of Learning and Teaching in Sciences

Complementary seminars and workshops about Perth and Kinross council's new model for teaching science.

Dundee Science Centre

Wed 30 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 228800

Staff from primary and secondary schools across Perth and Kinross share their experiences of the council's new model.

  • 16:30 – 18:00

Wed 7 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 228800

Staff members share tasks for the progression of learning in the Curriculum for Excellence's science section 'Body Systems, Cells and Inheritance'. Delegates can also choose to attend one of the available workshops: 'What makes me me? A Commonwealth Champion Challenge' for early level, 'Perfect Poo!' and 'Healthy Body Bits' for first level and 'I am Unique' and 'Magnificent Microbes' for second level.

  • 16:15 – 18:30

Wed 3 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 01382 228800

Staff members share tasks for the progression of learning in the Curriculum of Excellence’s science sections ‘Materials: Earth’s Materials and Properties and Uses of Substances’ and ‘Planet Earth: Processes of the Planet’/ Delegates can also choose to attend one of the available workshops: ‘Inquiry-based Science’ in the context of processes of the planet for early level or ‘Scotland’s Rocky Journey’ for first and second level.

  • 16:15 – 18:30

Saturday Stars!

Creative activities for children and adults to meet the Creative Learning Team, make new friends and learn more about astronomy!

Mills Observatory, Dundee

Sat 3 May

Free / 01382 435967

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Thu 19 Jun

Free / 01382 435967

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 21 Jun

Free / 01382 435967

  • 14:00 – 16:00
…and 2 more dates until 20 Sep back to top

The 1940s Science and Swing

The 1940s was an exciting and revolutionary time for many fields of science – with many discoveries taking place in Edinburgh. Come and hear our experts using items from our collections to explain the significant developments in the fields of geology, genetics and natural history. Find out how the decade that gave us the…

Main Library, Edinburgh

Fri 16 May

Free / 0131 650 3384

Part of Festival of Museums.

  • 15:00 – 16:30

First Sunday Fun

Try a new activity in Dawyck Visitors Centre on the first Sunday of each month, from leaf rubbing and nest making to printing with materials from the garden.

Dawyck Botanic Gardens, Peeblesshire

Sun 4 May

Included in admission / 01721 760254

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 1 Jun

Included in admission / 01721 760254

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 6 Jul

Included in admission / 01721 760254

  • 14:00 – 16:00
…and 4 more dates until 2 Nov

Garden Guided Walk

Enjoy a walk around the garden and see what kind of flora are making their appearances this month. Booking is essential.

Dawyck Botanic Gardens, Peeblesshire

Sun 11 May

Included in admission / 01721 760254

  • 14:15 – 15:15

Sun 8 Jun

Included in admission / 01721 760254

  • 14:15 – 15:15

Sun 13 Jul

Included in admission / 01721 760254

  • 14:15 – 15:15
…and 5 more dates until 9 Nov

I am Unique

Experts from Dundee Science Centre guide you through the world of molecules and helixes.

St Andrews Museum

Sat 17 May

Free / 01334 659380

  • 12:30
  • 13:45
  • 15:00

Making Waves: Innovations In The Science Of Sound

An exhibition of scientific instruments from the University of St Andrews demonstrating the innovations that transformed the way we have understood and used sound for the last 200 years.

Gateway Galleries, St Andrews

Sat 26 Apr

Free

Part of Fife Science Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sat 3 May

Free

Part of Fife Science Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sat 10 May

Free

Part of Fife Science Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sat 17 May

Free

Part of Fife Science Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

One for the Road!

Taking a tour of London and learn about the highs and lows of drinking – from alcohol-fuelled hijinks to the consequences of addition. Run in conjunction with the This Bewitching Poison exhibition at the Royal College of Physicians.

Royal College of Physicians Museum, London NW1

Thu 1 May

£10 / 020 7034 4901

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Thu 12 Jun

£10 / 020 7034 4901

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Thu 4 Sep

£10 / 020 7034 4901

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Thu 16 Oct

£10 / 020 7034 4901

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Power to the People

Exhibition exploring our relationship with energy sources, old and new. Power to the People examines how we've used the planet’s resources to power our industries and our homes and takes a look at new technologies such as wind, solar and tidal power.

Methil Heritage Centre, Leven

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 01333 422100

Part of Fife Science Festival.

  • 13:00 – 16:30

Sat 3 May

Free / 01333 422100

Part of Fife Science Festival.

  • 13:00 – 16:30

Sat 10 May

Free / 01333 422100

Part of Fife Science Festival.

  • 13:00 – 16:30
…and 3 more dates until 31 May

Spotlight On: Power of Ten

Dr Tacye Phillipson, curator of the Power of Ten exhibition, illuminates the career of mathematician John Napier and speaks on the relevance of his ideas (including logarithms) today.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Thu 1 May

Free (ticketed) / 0300 123 6789