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Every year, Edinburgh is host to hundreds of scientific experts and performers to put on the Edinburgh Science Festival.

This year’s festival, which is running from the 1st -16th of April, is titled “Let’s Experiment”. The Edinburgh Science Festival was the world’s first such festival when it launched in 1989. Today it remains the UK’s largest Science Festival and for 2 weeks each year – centred around the Easter break – offers a range of amazing experiences for all ages, with a programme of exhibitions, events, workshops, performances, screenings and discussions between some of the world’s foremost scientific minds.

The Festival’s annual programme takes over venues across the city, including galleries, museums, public spaces and more. In doing so, it delivers loads of fun, fascinating activities alongside serious and provocative science debate on subjects ranging from quantum physics to environmental ethics and everything in between (and beyond)!

Children (and grown-ups too) will love the interactive exhibitions and workshops where they can get their hands dirty while learning about the science behind spaceships, weather, dinosaurs, the human body and much, much more. Trained science educators will blow their minds with demonstrations of just how amazing the world can be. Meanwhile, adults can look forward to a range of entertaining evening events including discussions, debates, performances, food and drink and hands-on experiences – plus, lots of audience involvement too.

What makes it special?

  • The Edinburgh Science Festival nurtures young minds by starting a dialogue to help children understand and tackle big issues like climate change. The programme is packed full with lots of fun events and workshops that aim to delight and inspire.
  • With a family-friendly orientated programme, visitors can get actively involved in learning about all things science. Discover the future of accessible technologies, spacecraft as well as the science of evolution, and the workings of the human body.
  • There’s normally plenty for adults to do too, with evening events that will give your regular night out a scientific twist. No matter your age, get stuck into all the interactive workshops, experiences and debates that the Edinburgh Science Festival has to offer.

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