Days out, Science

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West End Festival

Taking over the West End of Glasgow, the festival treats the ears to a great musical line-up, tantalises all the senses with a carnival, and delves into the creative depths of local studios and exhibitions with the Hidden Lane open days.

Various venues: Glasgow

Wed 26 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

Thu 27 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

Fri 28 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

…and 2 more dates until 30 Jun

Professor Brian Cox

Professor Brian Cox takes audiences on a journey through space and time. The particle physicist is best known for his popular BBC series Wonders of … and non-fiction titles including Why Does E=mc²? and The Quantum Universe.

Birmingham Arena

Sat 21 Sep

£35–£45 / 0871 945 6000

Bournemouth International Centre

Fri 20 Sep

£35–£45 / 0844 576 3000

Brighton Centre

Sat 14 Sep

£35–£45 / 0844 847 1515

Sun 15 Sep

£35–£45 / 0844 847 1515

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Weird Plants by Chris Thorogood

Venus fly trap by Chris Thorogood

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Thu 27 Jun

Free / 0131 248 2909

Fri 28 Jun

Free / 0131 248 2909

Sat 29 Jun

Free / 0131 248 2909

…and 64 more dates until 1 Sep

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

Exhibition on the latest in scientific research from around the world, alongside a programme of talks, demonstrations and family-friendly performances.

The Royal Society, London SW1Y

Mon 1 Jul

Free / 020 7451 2500

Tue 2 Jul

Free / 020 7451 2500

Wed 3 Jul

Free / 020 7451 2500

…and 4 more dates until 7 Jul

T. rex in Town

The only original skeleton of a T. rex currently touring in the world is on display until the end of July. There are also interactive displays, fossilised dinosaur footprints and a bespoke exhibition shop.

Kelvin Hall, Glasgow

Thu 27 Jun

£14 / 0141 276 1450

Fri 28 Jun

£14 / 0141 276 1450

Sat 29 Jun

£14 / 0141 276 1450

…and 32 more dates until 31 Jul

A Design For Life

Exhibition on the history of comparative anatomy.

Surgeons' Hall Museums, Edinburgh

Thu 27 Jun

£7.50 (£4) / 0131 527 1711

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 28 Jun

£7.50 (£4) / 0131 527 1711

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 29 Jun

£7.50 (£4) / 0131 527 1711

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 275 more dates until 31 Mar 2020

Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure

Meet Dippy the Diplodocus, a 21.3 metre long skeleton of a dinosaur, which is currently on tour around the UK.

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle

Thu 27 Jun

Free Donations welcome / 0191 222 6765

Fri 28 Jun

Free Donations welcome / 0191 222 6765

Sat 29 Jun

Free Donations welcome / 0191 222 6765

…and 99 more dates until 6 Oct

Wise Ways: Travels of a Dundee Doctor

Exhibition of objects collected by Dr Thomas Alexander Wise, who worked in India as a physician and surgeon.

The McManus, Dundee

Thu 27 Jun

Free / 01382 307200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 28 Jun

Free / 01382 307200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 29 Jun

Free / 01382 307200

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 57 more dates until 25 Aug

Bright Club

Hardworking staff of the city's universities are let out for the night to share their tales about the weird, wonderful, and often very funny, world of research.

The Stand, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tue 3 Sep

£5 / 0844 693 3336

The Stand, Edinburgh

Tue 23 Jul

£5 / 0131 558 7272

Tue 29 Oct

£5 / 0131 558 7272

The Stand, Glasgow

Mon 11 Nov

£5 / 0141 212 3389

Lancashire Science Festival

Family science day with a showcase of activities based around technology, engineering, mathematics and more.

University of Central Lancashire, Preston

Sat 29 Jun

Free / 01772 894288

  • 09:00 – 16:00

Birds and Botany at Aberlady

Ranger-led walk through the nature reserve with John Harrison.

Aberlady Local Nature Reserve, Longniddry

Sat 6 Jul

£3

  • 15:30 – 18:30

D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum Summer Friday Openings

Take advantage of summer's longer days to explore the University of Dundee's natural history museum.

D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum, Dundee

Fri 5 Jul

Free / 01382 384310

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Fri 12 Jul

Free / 01382 384310

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Fri 19 Jul

Free / 01382 384310

  • 14:00 – 16:30
…and 6 more dates until 30 Aug

Art of Possible: Future of Arts and Entertainment

Science workshop examining the arts and entertainment sectors, featuring creators, innovators and knowledge experts working in Scotland.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Thu 11 Jul

Free / 0141 276 5365

Eco Freaks Festival

Festival bringing together the best eco-friendly and sustainable businesses for a full day of workshops, talks, tasters and demos.

The Guildhall, Portsmouth

Sun 11 Aug

£5 (under 16s free; VIP £15 includes a goody bag, product samples, discounts and fast track entry) / 023 9282 4355

An Evening with the Moon

In the lead up to the opening of The Moon exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, astronomers at the Royal Observatory will be pointing their 18-tonne telescope at our constant companion in this special summer moongazing event. Enjoy a live planetarium show with guidance on the Moon and stars from an astronomer before…

Royal Observatory Greenwich, London SE10

Sat 6 Jul

£16 (Children £8) / 020 8312 6608

  • 18:30 – 19:45
  • 19:15 – 20:30

EVXpo Live 2020

Bath welcomes the vehicles of the future at this auto show, featuring electric and even flying cars.

Royal Crescent, Bath

Fri 29 May 2020

£15 / 07718605690

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 30 May 2020

£5–£15 / 07718605690

Commercial & Media Day

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 31 May 2020

£5–£15 / 07718605690

  • 10:00 – 16:00

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa Relais & Chateaux, Bath

Sat 30 May 2020

£11 / 07718605690

Sun 31 May 2020

£11 / 07718605690

Moon50: Planetarium Late

Witness Neil, Buzz and Mike's famous step for mankind at this late-night planetarium experience celebrating the moon landing of 1969.

Glasgow Science Centre

Sat 13 Jul

£5.40–£6 / 0141 420 5000

Moonstruck: 500 Years of Mental Health

An exhibition that explores the changing understanding of mental heath over the past 500 years.

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Thu 27 Jun

Free

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Fri 28 Jun

Free

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Mon 1 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 16:30
…and 125 more dates until 23 Dec

The Red Shoot Inn, Linwood

Fri 13 Sep

£55 Adults; £27.50 Under 16's; free Under 12's / 01981 590 604

  • 11:00 – 14:30

Sat 14 Sep

£55 Adults; £27.50 Under 16's; free Under 12's / 01981 590 604

  • 12:00 – 15:30

Sun 15 Sep

£55 Adults; £27.50 Under 16's; free Under 12's / 01981 590 604

  • 12:00 – 15:30
…and 6 more dates until 20 Oct

Perth & District Beekeepers Association

Drop-in sessions on the importance of honey bees.

Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld

Tue 9 Jul

£4.50 (£3.50; Family £8.50; Children £1) / 01350 727337

  • 10:30 – 12:30

TechFest

Aberdeenshire plays host to an annual science festival aimed at both children and adults. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, TechFest attracts thousands of eager scientists, and features a broad range of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) events, workshops, tours and talks across Aberdeen and…

Various venues: Aberdeen

Sat 7 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01224 274348

Sun 8 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01224 274348

Mon 9 Sep

Times & prices vary / 01224 274348

…and 12 more dates until 21 Sep

Turing Fest

Amidst the cornucopia of arts and culture events in Edinburgh during the month of August, the Turing Fest focuses on innovation, science and technology and can be relied upon for some appearances by big names from within the digital community.

Various venues: Edinburgh

Tue 27 Aug

Times & prices vary

Wed 28 Aug

Times & prices vary

Thu 29 Aug

Times & prices vary

Valentina's Galaxy

Frozen Charlotte present a story inspired by women in space, for ages 2–5

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 3 Aug

Fletcher Building

£8 / 0131 248 2909

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Fletcher Building

£8 / 0131 248 2909

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 6 Aug

Fletcher Building

£8 / 0131 248 2909

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 18 Aug

Wildflower Identification

Join Phil Lusby for an illustrated guide to native wildflowers. The day includes a hands-on workshop to teach you some basic skills, plus a field trip for a chance to put them into practice.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Jun

£55/49.50 for members., Advanced booking required. Please call the Education Office on 0131 248 2937. / 0131 248 2909

Wildflower Identification

Venue: Science Buildings: Lecture Room 1 @ Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Jun 2020

Free / 0131 248 2909