Yes it’s true. Edinburgh International Science Festival puts on a cracking range of events, activities and workshops to keep children’s otherwise bored brains busy and buzzing with educational fun during their Easter break. They get to try experiments, they get to discover new technology, they get to learn lots of new stuff through hands-on, interactive events…and they’re not the only ones! Our Science Festival Families programme is just half of what we offer. We've dedicated the other half to entertaining and educating, stimulating and satiating, the scientific curiousities of a more discerning audience!
This year’s Science Festival Brochure is out on 7 February and whilst mums the word on the details till then we can tell you this year’s programme is bigger, more diverse and entertaining than ever. For those who think of science and cringingly recall labouring over tedious equations and learning long Latin genera names in school, do not despair. We take a broad approach to science and no matter where your interests lie there’s bound to be something that appeals in our fantastic line-up. This includes over 70 events for adults; sure to be entertaining, fun nights out with a difference!
This year our event’s themes include food, sport, technology, music, film, the environment, philosophy, psychology…even comedy, all with a scientific twist! Furthermore we’ve taken science out of the lab and lecture halls and into some of the hottest venues in the city such as Ghille Dhu, Summerhall and The Jam House. Meet other festival-goers, take part in genuine experiments and gets hands-on with some really cool stuff. Forget dull lectures with old fogies talking at you, think lively, interactive, sociable science fun!