Edinburgh International Science Festival
Founded in 1988, the Edinburgh Science Festival brings together a programme of educational and interactive activities for the wee ones, and events and talks for adults in around 30 venues across town.
Regular visitors to "the world's first science festival" include Richard Dawkins, Dr Bunhead, and Professor Richard Wiseman, who usually brings psychology orientated events.
Since 2011, the City Art Centre has been the hub for kids' activities with activities such as ER, Unwrapping the Mummy, Dr Clot's Blood-Curdling Adventure, Nina and the Neurons, Dig Up a Dinosaur, and Rampaging Chariots.
The 2017 festival takes place in April.
EISF 2017 Highlights
- Brand new exhibitions: Play On at the National Museum of Scotland and Moments in Time on The Mound.
- "Science in the Spotlight": a programme of commissions, new work and existing plays about science.
- The City Art Centre is transformed into a six-floor science playground with workshops, shows and interactive activities.
- The opening of the new Experimentarium drop-in at Summerhall, and hands-on workshops for teenagers at the National Museum of Scotland.
- In-depth explorations of food science, space, the environment and health featuring Dr Adam Rutherford, Steve Jones and Prof Derek Bell.
- Public Service Broadcasting: The Race for Space LIVE
- Science Festival Lates for adults at the City Art Centre on 30 March
- "Party On" for over-18s at the National Museum of Scotland on 7 April
- Science talks and debates featuring Dr Aleks Krotoski, Dame Anne Glover, Prof Mark Maslin and Dr Paul Patras.
Selected past EISF coverage
- Interview: Dr. Simon Gage, director of the Edinburgh International Science Festival
- The Edinburgh Medal Address: James Hansen gives the EISF keynote talk
- Science on a Plate A new food orientated fest in 2012
- Edinburgh Enlightenment Exchange
- More Edinburgh International Science Festival news
Tickets are available online and by telephone, as well as in person at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival shop.