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Plug into Science Festival 2017

Posted: 17 February 2017

Events are now on sale for Science Festival 2017 which runs from 1–16 April. This year we're inviting you to Get Connected... to science, to one another and to the global community as we attempt to secure the sustainable future we want to inhabit.

Families can plug into great days out, including a six-floor science playground at City Art Centre, with engaging, educational hands-on activities and shows and workshops for all ages. For adults, there’s the chance to connect with the challenges and opportunities of our modern world through discussionsdebatesworkshopsscreenings and nights out with a scientific twist.

2017 Edinburgh International Science Festival brochure cover

You can download a copy of the 2017 Festival brochure here or browse it online here, printed copies are also available to pick up at our main Festival venues and other locations around Edinburgh.

Visit our What's On webpage to browse and book events online. Tickets can also be purchased by phoning our booking hotline on 0844 557 2686 or in person from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Shop at 180 High Street, Edinburgh.



Edinburgh International Science Festival powered by EDF Energy

As well as being Scotland’s largest producer of low carbon electricity, EDF Energy is investing in the next generation of Scottish minds. We are engaging them, inspiring them, and encouraging them to think about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) because we know that if Scotland is to address the energy challenges of the future it needs to have a workforce with strong skills in STEM.
Our new three-year partnership with Edinburgh International Science Festival is part of our wider commitment to education. Each year we welcome thousands of schoolchildren through the doors of our visitor centres at Hunterston B and Torness, where our guides talk them through how electricity is made before taking them on a tour to the heart of the power station.
We also run the Pretty Curious campaign which encourages girls to consider STEM subjects and careers. At the end of last year we welcomed more than 350 girls to a series of hands-on workshops in Edinburgh where they were able to hear from female STEM role models and get creative with technology.
EDF Energy has been a long-standing supporter of Edinburgh International Science Festival and its values. We are excited to be working with an organisation that is committed to inspiring and educating the next generation.
We hope you and your family enjoy the Festival and that you leave feeling excited about STEM. We would love to see you so please come along and visit us at one of the pop-up events we will be running. EDF Energy is proud to be powering Edinburgh International Science Festival.