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Play On

Saturday 1 – Sunday 16 April

Play is fun! And not just for kids. We all explore, discover and learn through play. It gives us the freedom to be creative, spontaneous and expressive, to feel relaxed, happy and entertained. 

As our connected world responds to new digital technologies, the way we play is constantly changing. A decade ago, smartphones did not exist, but today it is commonly said that we have more computing power in our pockets than was used to take mankind to the Moon. This interactive, family-friendly exhibition will let you get hands-on with the amazing ways technology influences our leisure time, showcasing the science behind why we play and the amazing new developments in how we do it. 

Taking place across four immersive zones – Picture This, Game TheoryMake Some Noise and Toy Box – in the National Museum of Scotland’s Grand Gallery, Play On will showcase digital innovation and technology from Scotland and beyond, including four specially commissioned artworks.

Play On has been developed with support from Creative Scotland through the Scottish Government's Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund.

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