City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

£1 Off For Science Fest Early Birds


By edg - Posted on 15 March 2012

Kids at City Art Centre during EISF

Science. Fun. Two words that the Edinburgh International Science Festival strives to keep in close proximity when building its programme of events which start at the end of this month.

Family-friendly science themed events will be going on over the Easter hols at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, National Museum of Scotland, and at the Science on A Plate Festival at the Royal Botanic Garden.

But science-fun central will be the City Art Centre, where experts will be leading budding boffins from ages 2 to 12 in scientific endeavours involving electric circuits, skeletons, racing robots, and manic monsters.

Among the activities visitors will discover over the 6 floors are Bubbleologists offering instructions on making a round bubble square, a dress-up safari, Egyptian Mummy unwrapping, and the ever popular Blood Bar where kids can make their own scabs.

New activities for this year include Visual-Eyes, supported by Optos, where children can peek inside a giant eye, find out how lenses work and even watch the dissection of an eyeball.

Ticket deal

The EISF still has an Early Bird offer where if you book before Saturday 24 March you can get £1 off all children’s Day Passes on Saturday 31 March, Saturday 7 and Saturday 14 April.

Although some popular events can be booked in advance, most are drop in as you make your way through the building.

The City Art Centre programme takes place daily throughout the EISF, 30 March to 15 April.