Edinburgh International Science Festival


Edinburgh International Science Festival delivers one of Europe’s largest Science Festivals, giving audiences amazing experiences through a programme of innovative and inspiring discussions, workshops, performances, screenings, special events and exhibitions. In addition to the two-week Festival, EISF delivers a primary school education programme that tours Scotland and a variety of international projects.

What makes it special?

  • The Science Festival brings great minds together for a programme that fosters dialogues about the future of our culture, our nation, our planet and our understanding. In 2015, the halls, galleries, theatres and gardens will be transformed into The Ideas Factory, celebrating the Festival’s role as a hub for ideas, information and innovation.
  • A family programme of inspiring shows and workshops, where visitors of all ages can get hands-on with cutting-edge science through interactive events and workshops on everything from accessible technologies to spacecraft, dinosaurs and the inner workings of the human body and mind.
  • A programme of entertaining evening events for adults that offers nights out with a scientific twist featuring discussions, debates, performances, food and drink and memorable interactive experiences with plenty of opportunities for audience involvement.
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