Edinburgh Science Festival


Be wowed by the Edinburgh Science Festival - one of Europe's largest Science Festivals. This festival delivers a unique mix of innovative and inspiring discussions, performances, exhibitions and events. It's an experience you'll never forget.

In addition to the two-week Festival, the Science Festival also 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. Edinburgh International Science Festival runs for two weeks over Easter each year, with the full programme announced in January/February. 
  • 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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  • Scottish Government
  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • Creative Scotland
  • Event Scotland
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • British Council Scotland
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