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Incredible Power of Light

A replica of The Vulcan laser forms the centrepiece of this exhibition on light, along with interactive exhibits, talks from scientists and a series of family-friendly activities.

The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 0800 092 7500

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0800 092 7500

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 0800 092 7500

…and 5 more dates until 30 Apr

Dr Bunhead's Secret Science Lab

Hair-raising science experiments (okay, demonstrations) from TV's Dr Bunhead.

Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Sat 25 Jul

£8.50 / 01903 206206

Our Brilliant Brain

A show looking at what makes us who we are. Explore the wonders of sensory perception with the literal-sounding Science Explainers. Recommended ages 7+.

Centre For Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

Mon 30 Mar

Included in admission / 0191 243 8210

Tue 31 Mar

Included in admission / 0191 243 8210

Wed 1 Apr

Included in admission / 0191 243 8210

…and 74 more dates until 14 Jun

What a Drag

Discover how air resistance helps and hinders aircraft before making your own model parachutist.

National Museum of Flight, North Berwick

Fri 3 Apr

£10 (£8; Children £5 under 5s free; Family £26; Members free) / 0300 123 6789

All prices include museum admission

  • 10:00 – 17:00 What a Drag National Museum of Flight, North Berwick

21st Century Brain

Even in today's world of advanced technology, the human brain is still the most complex structure known to man, containing almost 100 billion nerve cells that work together to control your behaviour. Using the latest technology, computer games and hands-on challenges for children and adults, we'll explore this…

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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3 Bears

The three bears and Goldilocks cook up a wonderful porridge recipe in this sticky adventure. Presented by Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre for ages 3–7.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Wed 15 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Thu 16 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

The Art of Science

From biological sciences to particle physics, this exhibition of striking images and objects celebrates the diverse and surprising range of scientific research going on right now at The University of Edinburgh. Be inspired and ponder the science at the heart of so many aspects of our lives. All Ages

University of Edinburgh Visitor Centre

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Astro-teenies

A chance for very little ones to explore some of the fantastic things in the National Museum of Scotland as they reach for the stars in our space-themed story sessions. There'll be songs, science sensory activities and more. Perfect for ages 0–3 with an adult helper. Under 3

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Tue 14 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Wed 15 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Thu 16 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 3 more dates until 19 Apr

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

Lecture Room 2

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

Bright Bread and Crafty Cranachan

Join food scientists from The Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health in a quest to improve Scotland's diet as you make and taste familiar Scottish recipes with a healthier twist. Recipes are taken from the Institute's new book, which exchanges and enhances ingredients to make these delicious dishes healthier and more…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Wed 8 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Thu 9 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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Buzz Around the Botanics

Join Bumblebee Conservation Trust and the Open Air Laboratory in the hunt for bees and other minibeasts at the Botanics. Pick up your guide to identification and a recording sheet, explore the Garden, noting what you see, then add your results to our big map. All young scientists taking part will receive an activity pack…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Carnival of the Mind

Roll up, roll up and step inside the  Carnival of the Mind  to discover the secrets of your brain! Visit our fortune teller to explore the function of your frontal lobe, take a turn on the high striker to uncover how you process pain and learn about vision at our coconut shy and hall of mirrors. Brand new for 2015, this…

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 7 more dates until 15 Apr

Chain Reactor

This machine is quite simply bonkers. It’s 10 metres of unstoppable reactions as the wonders of chemistry are revealed in a procession of knock-on effects. Stay behind the Danger Line as acids splash and alkalis flow and if you’re very lucky, you'll get to start the whole process using the spectacular Toroidal Vortex…

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 10 more dates until 18 Apr

The Chemistry Show

Prepare yourself for bangs, colours, flames, foam and possibly learning something! How can we make cars that don’t harm the environment? What happens when things get really cold? And why should you cover your ears when Paul Murray and Robin Andrews light a match? The vibrant chemistry show returns, jam-packed with…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Wed 15 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Thu 16 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Code Club Workshop

Join Code Club Scotland coordinators Martin Evans *and *Lorna Gibson for a full-on-fun, hands-on coding workshop. You'll learn how computer programming works using a fun card game and code your own game using Scratch. You'll try some interactive electronics and use supercool Makey-Makeys to make a piano out of bananas.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Wed 8 Apr

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Thu 9 Apr

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Fri 10 Apr

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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Computer Scavengers

Enter the dome of noise, junk, booming bass, raw analogue circuitry and audio anarchy. Leave your harmonic preconceptions at the door and take hold of a screwdriver… In this workshop we will be ruthlessly butchering innocent computers and making instruments with their innards. As well as being creatively destructive…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 16 Apr

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Fri 17 Apr

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sat 18 Apr

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sun 19 Apr

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Cosy Cosy Game Show

A game show for parents and children in which we challenge you to work out how to stop heat leaking from model houses. Play the game against the clock and try to beat those around you by saving the most energy, and money! All Ages

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 10 more dates until 18 Apr

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

A crime has been committed; can you help us solve it? Become a forensic scientist in our special Crime Scene Investigation workshop. Study the crime scene and decipher the clues left behind by finding fingerprints, identifying soil samples and investigating blood. Can you solve the mystery and help us catch the…

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 10 more dates until 18 Apr

Dancing Light

If you think science and dance have nothing in common, think again. In this dance workshop you'll learn to move like a photon. We'll illustrate the features of light and its uses in everyday technologies using movement, dance, music and fun interactive activities. No dance experience needed. For ages 8-13. Ages 8+

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Fri 10 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sat 11 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 2 more dates until 13 Apr

Dino Explorers

Get hands on in the prehistoric playground and explore a time before civilisation as we know it.

Dundee Science Centre

Mon 30 Mar

£7.25 (£5.25; Children £4–£5.25) / 01382 228800

Tue 31 Mar

£7.25 (£5.25; Children £4–£5.25) / 01382 228800

Wed 1 Apr

£7.25 (£5.25; Children £4–£5.25) / 01382 228800

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Dr Book

Stuck for something to read? Looking for new and exciting authors to explore? Then visit Edinburgh City Libraries' very own* Dr Book *where our book doctors will dispense advice and suggestions to cure all your reading ailments and you’ll even get your own reading prescription to take away with you. Consultations…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Earth Craft

Join us at Dynamic Earth for a celebration of Scotland's unique, diverse and awe-inspiring landscapes. We've teamed up with Voluntary Arts Scotland to enable you to get hands-on and create something inspired by our landscapes and learn about our environment as you do it. Drop-in to find out more about Earth and…

Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 3 more dates until 14 Apr

Eat the Sun for Lunch

How does the energy from the sun get inside plants and end up in our bodies? Learn about the amazing science beneath the leaves. Demonstrations and hands-on activities for kids and big kids. Children must have adult supervision. Event supported by International Year of Light – Celebratory Events in Caithness.

Seadrift Visitor Centre, Thurso

Tue 4 Aug

Free / 01847 821531

Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire

The Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire is back for its third year at Summerhall, showcasing the diversity of human creativity and bringing together all sorts makers under one big roof. There will be gadgets, hardware, software, knitwear and food and the whole family will love interacting with robotic puppets, 3D printers, models…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Energise!

*Energise! *is packed full of high energy, interactive activities to keep you fighting fit. Journey through a giant digestive system as we explain basic human biology and what impact the food you eat has on your body. Find out what you can do to stay healthy in this energising exploration of how the body works. Ages 5+

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 10 more dates until 18 Apr back to top