Edinburgh Science Festival

The Festival is moving to summer for the first time ever - 26 June to 11 July - in response to a changing world. In a year that sees the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first draft of the human genome and the 50th year since the invention of email and the inception of the World food programme, the Festival will explore how we are all connected – to each other, to Planet Earth and to the wider Universe – with a Festival theme of ONE WORLD: Science Connects Us. Digitally there are over 160 online events and experiences for all ages, delivering an exciting mix of exhibitions, presenter-led workshops, science shows, discussions and downloadable family activities. At its heart, however, the Festival deliverers inspirational live experiences. While it won't look quite the same as a normal year, the Festival is delighted to be back in the live game with a focus on outdoor experiences such as walks, tours, trails, exhibitions and installations, which allow audiences to use the city as their playground, safely getting their science fix this summer.  You can explore the programme HERE.

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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