Days out, Science

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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 23 May

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

Sun 24 May

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

Mon 25 May

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

…and 13 more dates until 7 Jun

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.

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

Dundee Science Festival

A range of exciting and stimulating events, talks, shows and hands-on exhibits demonstrating the wonderful world of science. Everything from fossils to forensics are covered, with fun for kids as well as stand-up comedy and social events for grown-ups.

Various venues: Dundee

Sat 31 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sun 1 Nov

Times & prices vary

Mon 2 Nov

Times & prices vary

…and 13 more dates until 15 Nov

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

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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

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

Sat 23 May

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

Sun 24 May

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

Mon 25 May

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

…and 677 more dates until 3 Apr 2017

Face, Teeth and Jaws

If you wish to eat, you need teeth!Join us for an evening exploring both the history of dentistry and more current issues surrounding teeth including tooth replacement and child protection (an area perhaps not traditionally thought of as dentistry).

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Thu 11 Jun

Free / 0141 241 6210

Ages 18+ Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Fantastic Forces

Come to Whitelee to find out all about Issac Newton's three laws of motion, and the chance to make and fly your own water-powered rocket.

Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre, Fenwick

Sat 13 Jun

Free

Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Sun 14 Jun

Free

Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

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.

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Festival of Light: Illuminating Maxwell

Celebrate James Clerk Maxwell’s birthday with a day featuring four talks to reveal the life and work of ‘Scotland’s forgotten Einstein’. Explore the deep ideas and technologies that flow from the study of light.

University of Glasgow

Sat 13 Jun

Times to be confirmed / Free

Recommended for 16+ Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Festival of Light: Single Pixel Cameras

Lasers, night-vision and revolutionary single-pixel cameras: these are just some of the exciting light-based technologies under research at the University of Glasgow’s School of Physics and Astronomy. Visit our showcase of special guest exhibits on Saturday 13th June, Maxwell’s birthday.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Thu 4 Jun

Free / 0141 330 4221

Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Fri 5 Jun

Free / 0141 330 4221

Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Sat 6 Jun

Free / 0141 330 4221

Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

…and 8 more dates until 14 Jun

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.

From Creel to Meal at Drygate

Glasgow Science Festival's Pop Up Restaurant is coming to Drygate! Tuck into a seafood feast (posh scampi anyone?) and trace the journey from creel to meal with marine biologists. Part of our Tasty Science programme, celebrating the Year of Food and Drink. Price includes dinner and a flight of beers.

Drygate Brewery, Glasgow

Thu 11 Jun

£23 / 0141 212 8810

Ages 18+ Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

From Creel to Meal at Stravaigin

Uncover the journey that Scottish seafood makes from the waters around the West coast to your plate, with this Glasgow Science Festival curated dinner party at Glasgow's best-loved Stravaigin restaurant. Part of our Tasty Science programme, celebrating the Year of Food and Drink.

Stravaigin Café Bar, Glasgow

Thu 4 Jun

£30 / 0141 334 2665

Ages 18+ Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

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St George's, University of London, SW17

Sat 22 Aug

£299

Sat 29 Aug

Gin and Botanicals: Explore the Senses

Be a science gin-ius with the Glasgow Distillery and Glasgow Science Festival. Explore your senses with this interactive and delicious tasting experience, including hands-on experiments to uncover how botanicals are fundamental to flavour.Part of our Tasty Science programme, celebrating the Year of Food and Drink.

Siempre Bicycle Café, Glasgow

Fri 5 Jun

£15 / 0141 334 2385

Ages 18+ Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Gin-o-mics

Explore the science behind gin through experiments, the chemistry of botanicals, molecular-level canapé pairings and a main meal with delicious cocktails. With Scotch Broth Events, Glasgow Polyomics & Scottish craft producers.Part of our Tasty Science programme, celebrating the Year of Food and Drink.

The Griffin, Glasgow

Thu 4 Jun

£26 / 0141 331 5170

Ages 18+ Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Ginomics

Get to grips with the science behind gin, so you've something intelligent to say to back up your copious drinking.

The Griffin, Glasgow

Thu 4 Jun

£26 / 0141 331 5170

Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Glasgow Café Scientifique

Explore the latest ideas in science and technology, outside a traditional academic context, at this forum for debating and promoting public engagement. Children welcome.

Dean Clough, Halifax

Wed 3 Jun

Phone for prices / 0141 552 3748

Exeter Phoenix

Mon 1 Jun

Free / 0141 552 3748

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 1 Jun

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 6 Jul

Free / 0141 552 3748

Mon 3 Aug

Free / 0141 552 3748

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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 Centre on Show

Discover three floors of interactive science exhibits, games, illusions and shows.Look into light with spectacular planetarium shows and the shadow puppet workshop and discover if ‘you are what you eat’ at the ‘Blood Bile and Body Bits’ show. Meet the experts and explore the science behind the lives we lead today.

Glasgow Science Centre

Thu 4 Jun

Entry into the science mall £10.50/ £8.50.Some activities have additional fees, see website for details. / 0141 420 5000

Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Fri 5 Jun

Entry into the science mall £10.50/ £8.50.Some activities have additional fees, see website for details. / 0141 420 5000

Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

Sat 6 Jun

Entry into the science mall £10.50/ £8.50.Some activities have additional fees, see website for details. / 0141 420 5000

Part of Glasgow Science Festival.

…and 8 more dates until 14 Jun

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.

Glasgow Science Festival

A packed programme of workshops, shows, films, discussion, exhibitions and art collaborations allows budding scientists to sit back and learn something new or don safety goggles and take part in an experiment. 2015 is the year of Food and Drink, and your chance to sample infused whiskies and scientist-curated dinner…

Various venues: Glasgow

Thu 4 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 330 5370

Fri 5 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 330 5370

Sat 6 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 330 5370

…and 8 more dates until 14 Jun

Going Batty

Grab the bat detectors and torches – it's International Bat Weekend and we're going on a bat hunt. Ages 8+; all children must be accompanied. Booking is essential.

Rosshall Park, Glasgow

Fri 28 Aug

Free

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