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Glasgow Science Festival at Kelvingrove

A weekend of fun-filled science activities for all the family. Meet leading researchers from across the country and see the world in a new light: compare yourself to elite-level athletes; explore seafood’s journey from ‘Creel to Meal’; discover a glowing nanoworld; trick your senses in a land of illusions and much more.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Sat 6 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9599

Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Sun 7 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9599

Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Dr Bunhead's Secret Science Lab

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

Pavilion Theatre, Worthing

Fri 24 Jul

£8.50 / 01903 206206

Sat 25 Jul

£8.50 / 01903 206206

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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Alternative Dream Therapy

Installation performance and personalised experience in which Dr Stratus guides audience members through the nonsensical world of dreams. A co-production between NapTrap and Theatre Delicatessen.

Theatre Delicatessen, London EC1R

Sat 23 May

£10 (£8)

Sat 30 May

£10 (£8)

Behind the Scenes at Glasgow Museums

Glasgow Museums' natural history collections are regularly consulted for scientific research. Find out how they are used in this special tour for the Glasgow Science Festival.

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Wed 10 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9300

Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

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Beyond the Naked Eye

Prof Rory Duncan and Dr Paul Dalgarno, Heriot-Watt University lead a hands-on journey to reveal how an unusual alliance between marine biologists, fluorescent undersea creatures, physics, chemistry, engineering and mathematics allows neurobiologists to see the breath-taking beauty inside working nerve cells. Part of…

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Sat 6 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9599

12+ Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Changing Voices in a Changing City

Take part in an interactive speech workshop in our Phonetics Lab. We'll use demos, hands-on activities and speech processing software to look at sounds and explore language change using a speech corpus. Part of Science Sunday (event 50)

University of Glasgow

Sun 14 Jun

Free

age? Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Citizen Science Mapping Workshop

Get hands-on with the latest free and open source mapping tools.  Whether you’re 12 or 112, you can learn how to turn citizen science knowledge into geographic data and create locally important maps for your area! Requires that you bring a laptop. Part of Kelvingrove (event 36).

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Sat 6 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9599

age? Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Sun 7 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9599

age? Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Creative Clyde and Innovate UK: Creative and Digital Industries Meet-Up

Event exploring funding opportunities for companies developing innovative creative and digital services. Participants can also chat to advisors and network with other businesses.

Fairfield Shipbuilding Offices, Glasgow

Thu 28 May

Free

Dinosaur Hunter

Meet a real-life dinosaur hunter! Join the University of Edinburgh's Dr Steve Brusatte and hear about his quest to find prehistoric beasts in Scotland. Part of Kelvingrove (event 36).

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Sat 6 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9599

Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

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E-Expo: Using Digital Fashion Technology to Grow Markets

Workshop on digital technology, and the opportunities it presents for textile manufacturers and fashion retailers.

Film City Glasgow

Tue 9 Jun

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

Festival of Light: A Sense of Wonder

A special screening of the 'A Sense of Wonder' film. Poet Rab Wilson embarks on a journey of discovery to uncover the genius of Scottish scientist James Clerk Maxwell. Followed by refreshments 'in conversation' with Rab Wilson & Prof Martin Hendry.

Partick Burgh Halls, Glasgow

Sat 13 Jun

Free / 0141 287 5919

Ages 16+ Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Friday Focus: Discovering Dinosaurs

Inspired by the current exhibition ‘Hatching the Past’, Ann Ainsworth, Glasgow Museums' Curator of Geology, explores dinosaurs and how they contribute to our understanding of life on earth today.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Fri 5 Jun

Free / 0141 276 9599

Ages 16+ Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

GCU Research Day

Talks, meet the expert events and interactive displays for GCU Research Day.

The Arc, Glasgow

Fri 5 Jun

Free / 0141 331 8633

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Glasgow Caledonian University: Research Day 2015

Glasgow Caledonian University celebrates the research which is shaping the world’s health, engineering and business. The programme will feature public talks, meet the experts and interactive displays.

The Arc, Glasgow

Fri 5 Jun

Free / 0141 331 8633

Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Glasgow Science Festival at St Enoch

Take a break from shopping and bag some science, with an evening of hands-on activities with the Glasgow Science Festival team.

St Enoch Centre, Glasgow

Thu 11 Jun

Free / 0141 204 3900

Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Hunterian Museum at Science Sunday

Minibeasts, bones and so much more. Free drop-in science activities for all the family. Part of Science Sunday (event 50)

Hutchesons' Hall, Glasgow

Sun 14 Jun

Free / 0141 552 8391

Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

In the Footsteps of Eddington:Proving Einstein Right with a Solar Eclipse

In March 2015 Richard Middlemiss travelled to the Faroe Islands for the solar eclipse, in an attempt to repeat the first experimental verification of General Relativity. A multi-media, demo-filled talk, exploring the science behind the experiment and the great minds that made it happen. Part of Science Sunday (event 50)

University of Glasgow

Sun 14 Jun

Free

age? Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Lichen Walk and Air Survey

Learn how to monitor air quality by examining what lichens are growing on nearby tress.

Castlemilk Stables, Glasgow

Thu 10 Sep

Free / 0141 420 5010

Rescheduled from Thu 24 Sep.

Dams to Darnley Country Park, Glasgow

Sat 21 Nov

Free / 0141 420 5010

Meet at the World Buffet Carpark, just off Nitshill road.

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Little House of Science – May Half-Term Science Workshops

A series of fun, interactive lessons introducing kids to scientific concepts.

Swiss Cottage Central Library, London NW3

Tue 26 May

Children £46 / 0800 092 1062

Mini Professors

Classes tailored for wee scientists ages 2–4, featuring songs, experiments, stories and more.

Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Mon 22 Jun

£6 / 01256 478670

The Perfect Meal

Picnic in a summer meadow or fish and chips by the seaside: it’s not just the food which makes the perfect meal.Psychologist Prof Charles Spence has worked with top chefs including Heston Blumenthal and Ferran Adria. Listen as he shares exciting new research from the emerging field of gastrophysics and reveals how a range…

University of Glasgow

Sun 7 Jun

Free

Recommended for 16+ Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Profeng Lecture, Engineering Video Games and Beyond

Lectures designed to get young people interested in engineering – in this case, engineering video games. Booking is essential.

Glasgow Science Centre

Mon 15 Jun

Free / 0141 420 5000

Rich Soils and Wriggling Worms: The Soil Survey

Take part in the survey to find out what's up with the soil, and learn to identify earthworms. Dress appropriately for outdoor work.

Castlemilk Stables, Glasgow

Thu 18 Jun

Free / 0141 634 2673

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