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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

Enlightened! A Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town in the Age of Reason

Explore the New Town with Enlightened! walking tours and learn about how clever Edinburgh's people of yore were. Booking is essential.

Dundas House, Edinburgh

Tue 31 Mar

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

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Tue 7 Apr

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

Tue 14 Apr

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

…and 2 more dates until 28 Apr

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.

DIY Mouse Taxidermy

Learn the process and techniques behind basic taxidermy as you skin, prepare, preserve, mount and position a mouse. You’ll use miniature accessories to transform your mouse into a fun parody of human life: standing, sitting or sleeping, holding a book or wearing a top hat. Your little mouse is yours to take home for your…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 18 Apr

£60 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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.

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Forage on the Farm

Experience the delicious delights of the farm and find out what it takes to get fresh ingredients from the field to your plate. Take a tour around Gorgie City Farm with some foraging for food along the way. Once your basket is full you'll have the opportunity to cook up a tasty treat in the kitchen and challenge your…

Gorgie City Farm, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sun 5 Apr

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 13 more dates until 19 Apr

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

Ministry Of Science Live

Interactive science show exploring the inventors and engineers who have shaped the modern world we live in.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Mon 25 May

£14.50 (Children £12.50 under 16s) / 01727 844488

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sun 31 May

£12.50 / 01892 530613

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

Thu 28 May

£15 / 01323 412000

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A Beginner's Guide to the Human Brain

Of all the extraordinary organs of the body, the brain is the most amazing. Find out some of the incredible things it can do, and how you can fool it! Is what you see the same as what you look at? Is flavour really just a matter of taste? And are humans really the most intelligent animals, or do we only think we…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 17 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

A Very Short Introduction to…Child Psychology

This  Very Short Introduction…  provides an up-to-date, authoritative, and accessible guide to modern child psychology, from birth to early adolescence. Beginning with infancy, Usha Goswami, Professor of Cognitive Developmental Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge, considers the process of attachment and 'bonding'…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Wed 15 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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A Very Short Introduction to… Coral Reefs

For centuries, coral reefs have been regarded with awe. Their scale is enormous and their ecological value is high, supporting both marine and human life. Today, the vibrancy and diversity of these fascinating ecosystems are under threat from over exploitation and they could face future extinction, unless our conservation…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 17 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Abouttimeyousaurus: Meet The Newest Dinosaurs

We are currently in the middle of a golden age of dinosaur discovery, with palaeontologists finding a new species of dinosaur somewhere around the world on average once a week! Just last year about 50 new species were found, ranging from one of the biggest long-necked dinosaurs ever discovered, to a four-winged dinosaur…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Dinosaurs and the Making of the Modern World

Kids love dinosaurs but so do adults! Dinosaurs were big, fierce and weird, but they're long gone. Who cares about T-Rex and Triceratops? The University of Edinburgh’s  Dr Stephen Brusatte, also resident palaeontologist for the BBC’s  Walking with Dinosaurs  and discoverer of the new tyrannosaur 'Pinocchio rex', shows us…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Edible Gardening Project Spring Festival

Come and join in with the Edible Gardening Project as we get started on the vegetable patch for another year. From growing chillies on the windowsill to creating a vegetable garden with habitat for wild pollinators, there will be information and hands-on activities for all the family. Take part our fascinating Really Wild…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Fri 17 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sat 18 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Habitats for Happy Ageing

Can architecture generate happiness? Can the environment affect our health? Drawing on the latest empirical research,* Prof Catharine Ward Thompson* and Prof Jamie Pearce will talk about the links between mood, health and place; and there will be demonstrations of the cutting-edge technology currently used here in…

Edinburgh College of Art

Wed 8 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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The Inquest

Join the Inquest! We're taking you back to 1829 and an unidentified person has been found at Surgeons' Hall. Without any obvious cause of death, curator Robert Knox is finally called into question. Examine the scene of the crime, explore contemporary medical texts and illustrations, and discover the good and bad sides of…

Surgeons' Hall Museum, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

John Hinton's Ensonglopedia of Science

Expect a trip into the atomic nucleus and up to the moons of Jupiter. Expect iridescent beetles, stridulating psyllids and hermaphrodite water lilies. Expect the unexpected. And expected to rhyme. John Hinton has performed his musical comedies about Einstein and Darwin all over the world and has written songs for the…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 6 Apr

£5 / 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

Little Sparks

Get creative with circuits and discover what electricity does, working through challenges to create an electric-powered device. We’ll start things off simply by making an easy electrodough circuit, move on to the next level with a snap circuit board, before using your skills and knowledge to build your very own device.

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

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

We invite you to take a trip down the rabbit hole and join us for a unique and enlightening tea party with the father of molecular gastronomy  Hervé This *and hosted by food writer Alex Renton.*Hervé is a physical chemist who brought gels, foams and innovative flavour infusions to the masses. Having deconstructed cooking…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Wed 8 Apr

£15 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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Meteorites, Rockets and Vomit Balls in Space

Is there life on Mars? What's it like in Earth orbit? Why can't we simply build a ladder into space? Space expert *Marcus Chown *will be answering these questions and more – not to mention explaining why we could all be Martians! Ages 5+

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 12 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

The Nature of the Beast

Almost, but not quite human, the yeti and its counterparts from wild regions of the world still fascinate us. But are these creatures real or imagined? Prof Bryan Sykes  from The University of Oxford, presenter of the Channel 4 documentary Bigfoot Files, set out to unlock this mystery using DNA analysis of hair samples…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

The Origin of Species…

…by means of natural selection or the survival of (r)evolutionary theories in the face of scientific ecclesiastical objections: Being a musical comedy about Charles Darwin (1809-1882) Calling all monkeys! This Edinburgh Fringe sell-out and international smash hit is a show for young and old alike, telling the…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 6 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 7 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Professor Egghead and the Alien Invasion

Professor egghead is looking for recruits to join his 'Biosecurity Agency'. Help him battle the alien invasion using games, challenges, experiments and fun. There's also an egg-themed trail, newsflash talks about the gannet action on the interactive live cameras and fish tank feeds and talks.

Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick

Fri 3 Apr

£8.95 (£6.95) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sat 4 Apr

£8.95 (£6.95) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sun 5 Apr

£8.95 (£6.95) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 15 more dates until 20 Apr

Splat-tastic

This interactive workshop invites you to get creative with chemistry and design your very own slime. Test its thickness and stickiness under the extreme conditions of our ‘Splat-o-Meter’ and perform high-impact investigations into how the appearance and properties of materials can change when a chemical reaction takes…

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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