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Dino Explorers

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

Dundee Science Centre

Sat 7 Mar

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

Sun 8 Mar

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

Mon 9 Mar

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

…and 90 more dates until 7 Jun

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.

Dr Bunhead's Exploding Easter Egg Show

Witness the world's biggest Easter egg explosion, rainbow foam fountains, the Easter Bunny bazooka and loads more Easter science shenanigans with the world's favourite TV stunt scientist. Dr Bunhead "turns the science curriculum into a burning, bubbling, exploding ball of fun." Sunday Times Ages 7+

George Square Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Apr

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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

£5 (Children £3; Family £15–£20)

Sun 8 Mar

£5 (Children £3; Family £15–£20)

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.

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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

ER

Emergency, emergency, there’s been an accident! This is your chance to scrub up and save lives. Meet your ‘patient’, identify what’s wrong and let a 'surgeon' help you operate using endoscopes supplied by Karl Storz. Learn the medical names for parts of the body and discover the tools a surgeon needs to do their job.

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

Eureka! Ancient Greece and its brilliant scientific discoveries

A celebration of science from Ancient Greece as Carolyne Latham and her friendly little dog invite you to travel in time and discover the stories behind the science. The whole family will enjoy this gentle introduction to the wonders of the ancient world through interactive storytelling with soft hand puppets. You'll meet…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sun 12 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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Expedition Botanics

Join Expedition Botanics in the search for traditional knowledge about Colombian rainforest plants. Learn how to survive using the resources of the forest and help to discover how the people of the Amazon use plants in daily life. Collect stamps in your passport as you complete activities.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Apr

£5 (£3) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Fri 10 Apr

£5 (£3) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sat 11 Apr

£5 (£3) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 4 more dates until 15 Apr

Experiment Zone

Carry out practical experiments and meet real life working scientists. Because hey, you really suit that lab coat.

Centre For Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

Fri 3 Apr

£9.95 (£7.95; Children £6.95) / 0191 243 8210

Sat 4 Apr

£9.95 (£7.95; Children £6.95) / 0191 243 8210

Sun 5 Apr

£9.95 (£7.95; Children £6.95) / 0191 243 8210

…and 727 more dates until 3 Apr 2017

Farmyard Animals: Friends and Foes

A hands-on, family-friendly session with activities, storytelling and interactive displays about the lives of farm animals. Moredun scientists show and tell how they help control pests and diseases, which leads to healthier and happier sheep, cows, pigs and chickens, and is better for the environment. Ages 5+

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sun 12 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 13 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

The Future's Bright

Join us to make a simple wind turbine and test it in the wind tunnel to see how fast it turns. Jump on the bike to see how much energy it takes to walk, cycle or drive to school and try out a range of fun activities that show how easy it is to have a cleaner, greener lifestyle. All Ages

The Centre, Livingston

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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.

…and 13 more dates until 19 Apr

Gadget Factory

Investigate and explore how everyday gadgets work and build your own in our mini  Gadget Factory. Once you've learned the secrets of soldering there's no end to the stuff you can make! After you've grasped the basics of creating an electrical circuit, pick your kit from the wide range of gadgets on offer and use your…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Apr

£7 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sun 12 Apr

£7 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 13 Apr

£7 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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Game Masters

Featuring over 100 playable games, including the likes of Pac-Man, Mario Kart, Minecraft and SingStar,  Game Masters showcases the work of more than 30 leading videogame designers.  The exhibition explores the development of videogames through interviews with game designers, rare original game artwork and interactives…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sun 5 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 14 more dates until 20 Apr

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

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

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

Sat 28 Mar

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

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

Sun 29 Mar

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

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

The Queen's Gallery, London SW1A

Fri 27 Mar

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

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

Sat 28 Mar

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

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

Sun 29 Mar

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

  • 10:00 – 17:30 Gold The Queen's Gallery, London
…and 89 more dates until 26 Jun

Hive Story

Beekeeping is having a revival, with more and more of us getting involved, even in cities. A new generation of beekeepers is taking advantage of the variety of plants our cities provide for foraging bees. Join Edinburgh and Midlothian Beekeepers Association to learn more about bees and what they do for us. Ages 5+

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Fri 10 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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

Introduction to Cyanotypes

A hands-on workshop where you'll have the chance to experiment with different ways of creating blue and white cyanotype prints. You'll try photogram, where objects are placed directly on a light-sensitive surface, a create a print from a hand-painted negative. No previous experience is necessary and all materials will be…

Stills, Edinburgh

Thu 16 Apr

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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Isaac, the Apple and a Bump of the Head

Not so long ago, a young man sat under a tree when' OUCH!', an apple landed on his head! Join storyteller* Mara Menzies *for an exciting exploration into the wonderful world of Sir Isaac Newton, who discovered the phenomenon of gravity. Come and try your hand at some fascinating gravity and anti-gravity experiments, and…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Jungle Safari

Put on your safari gear and embark on an incredible and memorable journey through the deepest, darkest regions of the jungle. Our team will help you discover the fascinating world of animal communication and learn more about the amazing range of sounds the creatures of the jungle make. Please note: this workshop is…

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

Junior Scientist Training School

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work in agricultural science? Learn about the science of farming with real scientists from Scotland's rural college as you complete three challenges - an experiment, a game and a craft - to gain your Junior Scientist certificate. Ages 5+

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Tue 14 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Lab Rats in Space: Explore Your Universe

The museum lab rat scientists have been to space and back! Help them relive their astronomical adventures through fun demonstrations and hands-on experiments. Perfect for ages 5-8 with an adult helper.  Ages 5+

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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.

…and 2 more dates until 11 Apr

Laser Cut your Jewellery from Scrap

At MAKLab, we always have a lot of leftover scraps of material from the laser cutters and, rather than throwing it away, we turn it into beads and pendants. This is your chance to do the same and get creative with waste materials, turning someone else's leftover scraps into jewellery. You'll get the chance to try out our…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 17 Apr

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sat 18 Apr

£20 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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