Kids, Science

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West End Festival

Taking over the West End of Glasgow, the festival treats the ears to a great musical line-up, tantalises all the senses with a carnival, and delves into the creative depths of local studios and exhibitions with the Hidden Lane open days.

Various venues: Glasgow

Thu 20 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

Fri 21 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

Sat 22 Jun

Times & prices vary / 0141 341 0844

…and 8 more dates until 30 Jun

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

Exhibition on the latest in scientific research from around the world, alongside a programme of talks, demonstrations and family-friendly performances.

The Royal Society, London SW1Y

Mon 1 Jul

Free / 020 7451 2500

Tue 2 Jul

Free / 020 7451 2500

Wed 3 Jul

Free / 020 7451 2500

…and 4 more dates until 7 Jul

T. rex in Town

Step back in time to the Cretaceous period and meet Trix, the first Tyrannosaurus Rex to go on display in Europe. The 66-million-year-old fossil of the carnivorous dinosaur was found in Montana, USA  in 2013 and is the centrepiece of this major exhibition supplied by Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden…

Kelvin Hall, Glasgow

Thu 20 Jun

£14 / 0141 276 1450

Fri 21 Jun

£14 / 0141 276 1450

Sat 22 Jun

£14 / 0141 276 1450

…and 39 more dates until 31 Jul

Destination Space Station: Pop-up Planetarium & Solar Observation

Mark World Space Week with a planetarium experience.

The Hill House, Helensburgh

Sun 6 Oct

£8 / 0844 493 2208

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure

Meet Dippy the Diplodocus, a 21.3 metre long skeleton of a dinosaur, which is currently on tour around the UK.

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle

Thu 20 Jun

Free Donations welcome / 0191 222 6765

Fri 21 Jun

Free Donations welcome / 0191 222 6765

Sat 22 Jun

Free Donations welcome / 0191 222 6765

…and 106 more dates until 6 Oct

The Great Exhibition Road Festival

Festival in the spirit of the Great Exhibition of 1851, which celebrated the values of curiosity, discovery and exploration. Featuring talks, exhibitions, performances and more, up and down the galleries and museums on Exhibition Road.

Exhibition Road, London SW7

Fri 28 Jun

prices vary

Sat 29 Jun

prices vary

Sun 30 Jun

prices vary

Interactive Science Exhibition

All-ages science exhibition that encourages a hand-on approach to science, with challenges and interactive machines to engage with.

Stockwood Discovery Centre, Luton

Mon 1 Jul

£3.50 (Family £3.15 for groups of four or more)

Tue 2 Jul

£3.50 (Family £3.15 for groups of four or more)

Wed 3 Jul

£3.50 (Family £3.15 for groups of four or more)

…and 67 more dates until 8 Sep

Shipwreck Explorers

Experience the story of the Mary Rose in this new interactive trail for children. Use a map to locate chests throughout the galleries and have fun learning.

Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth

Thu 20 Jun

Free with valid Mary Rose ticket / 023 9281 2931

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 21 Jun

Free with valid Mary Rose ticket / 023 9281 2931

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 22 Jun

Free with valid Mary Rose ticket / 023 9281 2931

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 192 more dates until 31 Dec

Weird Plants by Chris Thorogood

Venus fly trap by Chris Thorogood

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Thu 20 Jun

Free / 0131 248 2909

Fri 21 Jun

Free / 0131 248 2909

Sat 22 Jun

Free / 0131 248 2909

…and 71 more dates until 1 Sep

Big Fat Poo Bergers

Pinch your nose and dive into some 'seweriffic' activities, in celebration of the inventor of London's sewer system Joseph Bazalgette's 200th birthday.

Aldgate Square, London EC3N

Thu 19 Sep

Fri 20 Sep

Sat 21 Sep

Sun 22 Sep

Craft and Graft: Making Science Happen

Exhibition displaying just how much work and dedication goes into Francis Crick Institute's life-changing research.

The Francis Crick Institute, London NW1

Thu 20 Jun

Free / 020 3796 0000

Fri 21 Jun

Free / 020 3796 0000

Sat 22 Jun

Free / 020 3796 0000

…and 92 more dates until 30 Nov

Dr Jones Funny Bones

Come along and learn fascinating facts about the body with Dr Jones, a real life doctor and comedian. Join in with songs, competitions, stories and, of course, jokes! Ideal for children age 3 to 11 but there is something for everyone (especially grandparents!).

The Lighthouse Spiegeltent, North Berwick

Fri 9 Aug

£5

Part of Fringe by the Sea.

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 5 Oct

Times & prices vary

Sun 6 Oct

Times & prices vary

Mon 7 Oct

Times & prices vary

…and 14 more dates until 21 Oct

Lancashire Science Festival

Family science day with a showcase of activities based around technology, engineering, mathematics and more.

University of Central Lancashire, Preston

Sat 29 Jun

Free / 01772 894288

  • 09:00 – 16:00

Montrose Moth Night

Learn about moths from the resident moth enthusiast, Paul.

Montrose Basin Visitor Centre

Fri 26 Jul

£7 (Members £5; Children £2.50) / 01674 676336

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Summer Science Camp For Kids

Hands-on, educational science camps for kids.

Danesfield School, Marlow

Tue 13 Aug

£49 (£135 for all three days)

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Wed 14 Aug

£49 (£135 for all three days)

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Thu 15 Aug

£49 (£135 for all three days)

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Valentina's Galaxy

Frozen Charlotte present a story inspired by women in space, for ages 2–5

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 3 Aug

Fletcher Building

£8 / 0131 248 2909

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Fletcher Building

£8 / 0131 248 2909

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 6 Aug

Fletcher Building

£8 / 0131 248 2909

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 18 Aug

Bankhead Moss Wildlife Reserve Visit

Spot bog plants, damselflies and dragonflies on this walk through the Scottish Wildlife Trust reserve.

Bankhead Moss, Cupar

Sun 21 Jul

Free

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Bat Roost Survey

Take part in a bat roosting survey with the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld

Fri 19 Jul

£8 (Members £6; Children £3) / 01350 727337

  • 20:45 – 22:30

Birds and Botany at Aberlady

Ranger-led walk through the nature reserve with John Harrison.

Aberlady Local Nature Reserve, Longniddry

Sat 6 Jul

£3

  • 15:30 – 18:30

DNA Detectives: Drop-In Session

Can you break the genetic code? Come along to one of our drop in sessions and learn all about DNA. We'll have a host of fun activities to help you learn what DNA is, including the chance to make your own DNA sequence to take home with you. For age 7+ Please note: These sessions are not ticketed and are included in…

Surgeons' Hall Museums, Edinburgh

Tue 30 Jul

£7.50 Adult; £4 Concession; £4 Child / 0131 527 1711

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Wed 31 Jul

£7.50 Adult (£4 Concession; Children £4 Child) / 0131 527 1711

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Eco Freaks Festival

Festival bringing together the best eco-friendly and sustainable businesses for a full day of workshops, talks, tasters and demos.

The Guildhall, Portsmouth

Sun 11 Aug

£5 (under 16s free; VIP £15 includes a goody bag, product samples, discounts and fast track entry) / 023 9282 4355

Festival of the Future

Festival bringing together the worlds of science and culture. The theme for 2019 is social justice and influencing change.

Various venues: Dundee

Wed 16 Oct

Times & prices vary

Thu 17 Oct

Times & prices vary

Fri 18 Oct

Times & prices vary

…and 2 more dates until 20 Oct

Hawkwood's Seed Festival

Annual seed festival that provides festival-goers with the opportunity to explore the challenges of environmental change through music, debate, poetry, nature and community. The line-up for 2019 includes BBC Springwatch's Gillan Burke, Extinction Rebellion co-founder Dr Gail Bradbrook and more.

Hawkwood College, Stroud

Fri 19 Jul

Times to be confirmed / early bird £88; Children £10; campervan / camping £30 / 01453 759034

Sat 20 Jul

Times to be confirmed / early bird £88; Children £10; campervan / camping £30 / 01453 759034

Sun 21 Jul

Times to be confirmed / early bird £88; Children £10; campervan / camping £30 / 01453 759034

Lennoxtown Sensational Safari: Fossil Frolics!

Calling all active 8-12 year olds! This event has been 500 million years in the making! Search for amazing ammonites and tremendous trilobites as well as many other delightful shell fossils on this Ranger led walk in the foothills of the Campsie Fells. Who knows what you might find on this 3-hour adventure! Booking…

Lennoxtown

Fri 5 Jul

£10 / 0141 956 6100

  • 13:00 – 16:00