Pop-Up Science at Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo are running pop-up science events on a variety of topics every day from 1-16 April aimed at families.

When, Where & How Much...

Date(s): 01 April 2017 to 16 April 2017
Time(s): 11am - 3pm, Unless stated otherwise online
Where: Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh West
Price: Free with Zoo entry

Contact Information

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Pop-Up Science at Edinburgh Zoo
About Pop-Up Science at Edinburgh Zoo

As part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival, we will be running pop-up science events every day from 1-16 April on a variety of topics. They are all aimed at families and are free to attend with Zoo entry, no booking required.

All take place 11am - 3pm in Budongo, unless stated otherwise.

1st & 2nd April

Wee Science, by: University of Edinburgh
Dogs bark, meerkats call, and chimps hoot, but only humans say words. Human language is remarkably different from all other animal communication systems, and yet we learn it very quickly: most children will know more than 10,000 words by the time they begin school. At Wee Science, we study how children learn language so quickly. You and your family can join us for a series of interactive and fun iPad games and demos, that explore how we learn to understand language.

MPYD: The Bionics Lab: Let's play with Nature, by: Heriot Watt University
MPYD: The BionicsLab is a workshop where children can learn about basic phenomena from Nature can be reproduced using our kit. Such phenomena have been translated in industry and manufacture and can now be found in everyday's products. Through this workshop, we hope to show children the wonders of nature and how, by interacting with her, we can ensure a more sustainable future.


3rd & 4th April

What makes us Human?, by: Living Links to Human Evolution Research Centre
The Living Links to Human Evolution Research Centre, which hosts primate researchers from across Scotland, is teaming up with the St Andrews Baby and Child Lab to create a family friendly event in which children can play games designed to study the origins of cognition – both from an evolutionary and developmental perspective. These are games that both children and non-human-primates have played in studies to reveal ways in which our thinking is similar to other primates, and ways in which it is different. Children can collect stickers and parents can read about the science behind the fun!


5th, 6th & 7th April

Seeing the Heat - Using Thermography For Animal Health and Welfare, by: SRUC
All objects including animal and humans emit infra-red radiation in proportion to their temperature. Thermography or thermal imaging utilises cameras that allow us to “see”, measure and record the surface temperature of objects. In the case of animals and humans we can identify changes in surface temperature associated with injury, disease, stress and environmental challenges. This allows us to assess the health and welfare of animals in a non-invasive way and supports early diagnosis of disease and other problems thus ensuring that we can optimise the animals’ well-being by early interventions and prompt actions.


5th & 12th April

Where Does Beeswax Come From?, by: Brian Pool
Meet RZSS Beekeeper in Residence Brian Pool to learn everything bees. Find out where beeswax comes from and what it's used for, see a wild honey bee colony's nest and have a go at making your own beeswax candle.


6th & 7th April

How Do You Weigh a Chimpanzee?, by: RZSS
RZSS monitors our animals’ health and well-being on a regular basis. A good indicator of health is weight. Weight checks can help us to detect pregnancies, monitor diet and normal development in young animals. Some animals can be tricky to weigh, so Heriot Watt Engineering students have helped us by designing some chimpanzee proof scales. Meet the scientists who created the scales and see how they came up with their designs.


8th & 9th April

GPS Navigation - From Animal Tracking to Geocaching, by: Geocash UK
VENUE: Zoo central lawn, by Jungle Cafe
GPS technologies are used to track rare species in the wild, from tagging of individuals to location mapping from satellite and aerial images. GPS technology is also used for recreational purposes, such as hill walking, sailing and geocaching. Join us for an introduction to using GPS and become Edinburgh Zoo's trainee animal tracker. Can you solve the mystery of the strange footprints and sightings that have occurred in the zoo recently? We have followed the footprints and put out cameras and even have extra animal trackers out on watch, can you help them? Follow the clues, and use your GPS on your phone to solve the mystery of the zoo's extra animal.


10th & 11th April

RZSS Google Expeditions, by: Google Expeditions
Google Expeditions helps bring lessons to life and take children to places they may never be able to go to. By simply putting on a virtual reality viewer, children can explore everywhere from the Amazon Rainforest to Madagascar and even Antarctica, all from a space within RZSS Edinburgh Zoo. By selecting expeditions which link closely to the habitats of the animals here at the Zoo or the many Conservation Projects supported by RZSS around the globe, we hope to bring you a greater understanding of our natural world and the amazing animals, landscapes and plants which occupy it. The team will be onsite with a complete Expeditions kit with everything needed to take children on journeys to virtually anywhere.

360 Degree Zoo, by: RZSS
Come to the Zoo, pop on a headset, and see the Zoo in a whole new light! We have 360 degree footage of the meerkats in a ball pool, a bug's eye view of cockroaches, some very special footage of the chimps from the Budongo Field Station in Uganda and more. Bring your own mobile device, click on the links using our free wifi and enter a whole new virtual zoo world.


12th, 13th & 14th April

Beyond the Panda, by: RZSS
Sample a few of the resources available in the Beyond the Panda education programme. The programme uses fun interactive activities, games and puzzles to encourage learning about China, its language, culture, geography, giant pandas and other Chinese wildlife.


13th & 14th April

Zoo Data & Technology, by: RZSS
Ever wonder how zoos keep records of all their animals? By using the internet of course! ZIMS (Zoological Information Management System) is a web based tool that we use to input and share data with zoos around the world. Zoos also care about collecting data about wild animals, find out how we use camera traps and analyse some wild photos yourself.

14th April

Eco-Tales of the British Isles, by: Alette Willis & Allison Galbraith
Venue: Wildlife Garden Yurt. Times: 12:30 and 1:30, 30minute sessions.
Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland have a rich tradition of stories about the natural world and humanity's place in it. Join RZSS Storyteller in Residence, Alette Willis, and special guest, Allison Galbraith, as they share tales with an environmental message from their newly published collection: Eco-Tales of the British Isles (The History Press, 2017).


15th & 16th April

Wild About Scotland Bus, by: RZSS
Details: In the Grassmarket on 4th & 5th April, Summerhall Courtyard from 10th to 13th April & Edinburgh Zoo 15th & 16th April. All 10am - 4pm.
Hop on board the Wild about Scotland bespoke double-decked bus to find out all about Scottish wildlife and RZSS native conservation projects. Have a go at guessing the animal skull, building a beaver dam and examining mini-beasts under microscopes.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Pop-Up Science at Edinburgh Zoo are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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A Very Short introduction to.....

07 April 2017
Check out these 'A Very Short introduction to..' daily discussions at Summerhall on a variety of subjects!
Virtual Reality Worlds – Meet the Experts

Virtual Reality Worlds – Meet the Experts

07 April 2017
Come along to Dynamic Earth and meet scientists developing a new kind of virtual reality technology.
Future Vehicle Showcase

Future Vehicle Showcase

07 April 2017
Join us for a unique open day, showcasing a variety of electric low carbon vehicles and technologies on the market.
Music Producer Workshop

Music Producer Workshop

07 April 2017
Write and publish your own music using the latest technology in this workshop for Age 8+.
Can computers be creative?

Can computers be creative?

08 April 2017
Join us for a discussion on the potential of computers to be creative.
From page to reality: Sci-fi meets modern life

From page to reality: Sci-fi meets modern life

08 April 2017
Join us to explore the symbiotic relationship between science and fiction.
A technophobe’s guide to disconnecting

A technophobe’s guide to disconnecting

08 April 2017
What would it take to live your life without the use of technology?
Catching the Travel Bug

Catching the Travel Bug

08 April 2017
As our world becomes more connected, the spread of disease and viruses becomes more of an issue. What can be done?
The Right to be Forgotten

The Right to be Forgotten

08 April 2017
Is anything ever forgotten online? Join us to explore the legal, technical and personal issues.
Raspberry Pi Robots: Spy Challenge

Raspberry Pi Robots: Spy Challenge

08 April 2017
Learn how to program a hydrogen-powered robot using Raspberry Pi and Scratch then send it off on a mission.
Augmented Reality (AR) Workshop

Augmented Reality (AR) Workshop

08 April 2017
Welcome to the magic of augmented reality (AR) taking real-world items & enhancing them with computer generated image.
Your Robot Roommate

Your Robot Roommate

08 April 2017
Discover a possible future where robots and humans live happily together.
Distilling Live! - Sold Out

Distilling Live! - Sold Out

08 April 2017
Join us for a live gin distillation event with Edinburgh Gin!
The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas - Climate Change in a Connected World

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas - Climate Change in a Connected World

08 April 2017
Academics, activists and comedians pitch their visions of the future in an increasingly connected world.
Death of the Paperback

Death of the Paperback

08 April 2017
As technology advances will the paperback die out? Come along to this interactive event at Summerhall.
Constable’s Clouds

Constable’s Clouds

08 April 2017
Join the Scottish National Gallery and Eureka Edinburgh for a special hands-on science-art workshop for ages 4+.
Chimps on Trial

Chimps on Trial

08 April 2017
Join primatologist Lewis Dean to examine what we know about the mental abilities of our closest evolutionary cousins.
Online Identity

Online Identity

08 April 2017
Join psychologist Dr Aleks Krotoski in conversation with writer and musician Pat Kane as they discuss online identity.
Rock Doctors to the Rescue: Meet the Experts Outdoor Walk

Rock Doctors to the Rescue: Meet the Experts Outdoor Walk

08 April 2017
Get your ticket for a 2.5km guided outdoor walk exploring the geology that makes carbon capture & storage possible.
Gardening the Earth

Gardening the Earth

08 April 2017 - 09 April 2017
Take the food plant ID challenge and find out how food production could become more environmentally friendly.
Drawing the Mind  with Jemma Pilcher,  Ana Rondelli and Anna Mickelsone

Drawing the Mind with Jemma Pilcher, Ana Rondelli and Anna Mickelsone

08 April 2017
Explore what we know about the inner workings of the brain.
How to Sustain: Sustainability and its Societal Implications

How to Sustain: Sustainability and its Societal Implications

08 April 2017
A reflection on our understanding of sustainability across ecology, economics, politics and culture.
Why we play

Why we play

08 April 2017
Explore the real meaning of play and discover how technology is changing the way we play.
The Biophilia Education Project

The Biophilia Education Project

08 April 2017 - 10 April 2017
Learn about music and science and push your creative boundaries using new technologies.
A Stone’s Throw

A Stone’s Throw

08 April 2017 - 09 April 2017
A Stone’s Throw is an intriguing modern day fairy-tale. Watch it at Summerhall as part of Edinburgh Science Festival.
Morality out of money

Morality out of money

09 April 2017
Discover how money has been central in establishing some of the moral principles at the heart of western culture.
Conductive DJ

Conductive DJ

09 April 2017
Learn to re-mix and create music using MaKey MaKey and anything that conducts electricty.
Blockchain technology: A Secure Solution

Blockchain technology: A Secure Solution

09 April 2017
Can blockchains, the technology that made bitcoin transactions possible, be put to use in many other capacities?
Siccar Point: the abyss of time

Siccar Point: the abyss of time

09 April 2017
Visit Siccar Point - James Hutton's most important discovery in his search for evidence of deep time.
Exploring the Influence of D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson

Exploring the Influence of D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson

09 April 2017
Explore the impact on science and art of Scottish zoologist D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson.
Digital Smells in a Digital Future

Digital Smells in a Digital Future

09 April 2017
Learn why it's so challenging to send digital smells!
The Ethical Carnivore -  My Year of Killing to Eat

The Ethical Carnivore - My Year of Killing to Eat

09 April 2017
Louise Gray talks about her year-long adventure eating only meat she had killed herself.
The Particle Zoo

The Particle Zoo

09 April 2017
Explore the weirdness of the subatomic world with experimental particle physicist Dr Gavin Hesketh.
Constable’s Clouds

Constable’s Clouds

09 April 2017
Join the Scottish National Gallery and Eureka Edinburgh for a special hands-on science-art workshop for ages 4+.
Restoring and Preserving Natures Beauty. The Art of Taxidermy -  with Fiona Dean

Restoring and Preserving Natures Beauty. The Art of Taxidermy - with Fiona Dean

09 April 2017
Join artist Fiona Dean as she gives a live demonstration and talks through the process of bird taxidermy.
Forensic Fact meets Forensic Fiction

Forensic Fact meets Forensic Fiction

09 April 2017
Join Lin Anderson and Prof. Lorna Dawson for a unique event - Forensic Fact meets Forensic Fiction at Summerhall.
Extreme Environments: Life at the Poles

Extreme Environments: Life at the Poles

09 April 2017
Become an explorer at Dynamic Earth and uncover a whole world of amazing experiences at Earth’s poles.
Superhero Science Show

Superhero Science Show

10 April 2017 - 11 April 2017
This live show packed full of experiments explores how real objects from the Museum have given us all super powers.
Scotland’s Seagrass Meadows

Scotland’s Seagrass Meadows

10 April 2017 - 14 April 2017
Explore the wonder of Scotland's seagrass meadows.
Seeing Speech -  Hearing Tongues

Seeing Speech - Hearing Tongues

10 April 2017 - 14 April 2017
A phonetic science interactive workshop to let you see how your own tongue moves inside your mouth when you speak.
RFID Treasure Hunt Challenge

RFID Treasure Hunt Challenge

10 April 2017
Learn about RFID tagging in an exciting two part challenge.
Edinburgh Medal Address: Are we ready for the next epidemic?

Edinburgh Medal Address: Are we ready for the next epidemic?

10 April 2017
Join distinguished microbiologist Professor Peter Piot for this year’s Edinburgh Medal address.
Spark Cart Science

Spark Cart Science

10 April 2017
Meet a different expert every day to discover a raft of things scientific and technological.
Harvesting for Health

Harvesting for Health

10 April 2017 - 11 April 2017
Discover what foods are good for your heart, gut and the environment.
Why is life so complicated? Can my computer help?

Why is life so complicated? Can my computer help?

10 April 2017
Explore the power of complex computer simulations and discover how they could help sort out our complex lives.
How do rivers work?

How do rivers work?

10 April 2017 - 12 April 2017
Learn about the geomorphology of rivers and find out about current river restoration work happening in Scotland.
Faslane

Faslane

10 April 2017 - 11 April 2017
Jenna Watt navigates her own journey through the politics, protests and peace camps of the nuclear debate.
Mini Zoomers: Sensory Scientists

Mini Zoomers: Sensory Scientists

10 April 2017
Discover hidden stories and explore fascinating phenomena from far away places and spaces through open-ended play.
Pop-up Lab: What’s it like to be a heart scientist?

Pop-up Lab: What’s it like to be a heart scientist?

10 April 2017 - 14 April 2017
Step into our pop-up laboratory and experience what it’s like to be a life-saving heart scientist.
Food Discovery Zone: Food Safety -  Nutrition and You!

Food Discovery Zone: Food Safety - Nutrition and You!

10 April 2017 - 14 April 2017
Join us on an interactive journey to explore the foods you eat and how they may affect your health and wellbeing!
Vets -  Pets and Datasets

Vets - Pets and Datasets

10 April 2017 - 14 April 2017
Try your hand at being a vet and learn how data from SAVSNET help animal welfare.
Low Impact Meal

Low Impact Meal

10 April 2017
Discover how we can eat a more sustainable diet as you enjoy a three course taster menu.
Large Honeybee Collider

Large Honeybee Collider

10 April 2017 - 14 April 2017
Learn all about the past and future of the humble honeybee in this interactive exhibition.
The Experimentarium

The Experimentarium

10 April 2017 - 14 April 2017
Come and explore our Experimentarium -  a brand new space for Science Festival 2017 that’s packed fu
Extreme Environments: Life at the Poles

Extreme Environments: Life at the Poles

10 April 2017
Become an explorer at Dynamic Earth and uncover a whole world of amazing experiences at Earth’s poles.
A Very Short introduction to.....

A Very Short introduction to.....

10 April 2017
Check out these 'A Very Short introduction to..' daily discussions at Summerhall on a variety of subjects!
Edinburgh Skeptics at the Science Festival

Edinburgh Skeptics at the Science Festival

10 April 2017
A range of talks on science, reason and critical thinking - a different topic every night!
What is Wellness? The Pursuit of Eating Clean

What is Wellness? The Pursuit of Eating Clean

10 April 2017
Learn the true impact of our pursuit for wellness.
Spark Cart Science

Spark Cart Science

11 April 2017
Meet a different expert every day to discover a raft of things scientific and technological.
Build your own drawing robot

Build your own drawing robot

11 April 2017
Have a go at building your own robot in this fun intro to electronics and motors.
Lothian Birth Cohort Project

Lothian Birth Cohort Project

11 April 2017
Discover how childhood mental capacity affects health and cognitive function in later life.
Researching Alien Worlds – Special Show Dome Event

Researching Alien Worlds – Special Show Dome Event

11 April 2017
Researching Alien Worlds - Join us for an exclusive event in the 360 degree ShowDome at Dynamc Earth.
Researching Alien Worlds – Meet the Experts

Researching Alien Worlds – Meet the Experts

11 April 2017
Could alien life exist? Come along to Dynamic Earth, meet Astrobiologists and take part in hands-on activities.
Genetic Modification: Food for Thought

Genetic Modification: Food for Thought

11 April 2017
This interactive discussion investigates the kind of agriculture and food systems that can provide the food we need.
Making the New Human

Making the New Human

11 April 2017
See yourself in a new way, with wired brain and augmented strength, in this interactive show.
Why Places Matter for Mental Wellbeing

Why Places Matter for Mental Wellbeing

11 April 2017
An interactive discussion that will help you discover and discuss how our surroundings can affect our mental health.
What Can Supercomputers do?

What Can Supercomputers do?

11 April 2017 - 15 April 2017
What Can Supercomputers do? Come and use our Raspberry Pi mini-supercomputers to find out.
Lost at Sea

Lost at Sea

11 April 2017 - 15 April 2017
Theatre company Catherine Wheels explores the biggest subject they could possibly try and tackle – the ocean!
Connecting Codes to Cures

Connecting Codes to Cures

11 April 2017 - 15 April 2017
Get hands-on to crack the secret code of DNA.
Edinburgh Skeptics at the Science Festival

Edinburgh Skeptics at the Science Festival

11 April 2017
A range of talks on science, reason and critical thinking - a different topic every night!
Cheeseology 2.0

Cheeseology 2.0

11 April 2017
Come along for a tutored tasting journey on the technologies used to produce cheese in its many delicious varieties.
A Very Short introduction to.....

A Very Short introduction to.....

11 April 2017
Check out these 'A Very Short introduction to..' daily discussions at Summerhall on a variety of subjects!
Amazing Immunology

Amazing Immunology

11 April 2017 - 14 April 2017
Reveal the secrets of your immune system in a fun interactive session with real medical research scientists.
AI-Powered Healthcare

AI-Powered Healthcare

11 April 2017
Discover the possibilities of AI-Powered Healthcare.
Scottish Identity

Scottish Identity

11 April 2017
Join poet and novelist James Robertson in discussion with a prominent scientist to explore the Scottish self.
Micro-Engineers

Micro-Engineers

11 April 2017 - 15 April 2017
Discover real life plans to implant a miniature monitoring station inside a cancer tumour, to help doctors destroy it.
Chemistry of the Human Body

Chemistry of the Human Body

11 April 2017
What are we made of? The arsenic to zirconium of the human body.
Edinburgh Skeptics at the Science Festival

Edinburgh Skeptics at the Science Festival

12 April 2017
A range of talks on science, reason and critical thinking - a different topic every night!
Double Dome Nights

Double Dome Nights

12 April 2017
Settle back in a comfortable seat for a real full dome cinematic treat at Dynamic Earth, part of Science Festival.
Nature, Nurture or Neither?

Nature, Nurture or Neither?

12 April 2017
Join scientist and author Steve Jones to debate whether identity can really be split into nature and nurture.
The Bleeding Edge

The Bleeding Edge

12 April 2017
Does technology turn toxic in an unequal world? 
The Big Data Show

The Big Data Show

12 April 2017
Join us for this work-in-progress interactive digital show that's part digital magic and part history of hacking.
Tundra shrubs - Arctic time machines -  with Sandra Angers-Blondin

Tundra shrubs - Arctic time machines - with Sandra Angers-Blondin

12 April 2017
Investigate how plants in the Artic are changing in this hands-on workshop.
The Chemistry Show

The Chemistry Show

12 April 2017 - 13 April 2017
Expect bangs, flames and foam in a classic show of experiments and fun.
Mini Zoomers: Sensory Scientists

Mini Zoomers: Sensory Scientists

12 April 2017
Discover hidden stories and explore fascinating phenomena from far away places and spaces through open-ended play.
A Very Short introduction to.....

A Very Short introduction to.....

12 April 2017
Check out these 'A Very Short introduction to..' daily discussions at Summerhall on a variety of subjects!
Gadget Factory at the museum

Gadget Factory at the museum

12 April 2017 - 15 April 2017
Investigate and explore how everyday gadgets work and build your own in our mini Gadget Factory.
Dr Bunhead’s Improvised Explosions

Dr Bunhead’s Improvised Explosions

12 April 2017 - 14 April 2017
Dr Bunhead’s Improvised Explosions - Expect factual monologues, science demonstrations and much more!
Intelligent Transport: Connecting Our World

Intelligent Transport: Connecting Our World

12 April 2017
How can we combine technology and data for better and more intelligent transport systems?
The Sound Revolution

The Sound Revolution

12 April 2017
Join us to explore the influence digital technology has had on music and what effect it might have in the future!
Public Service Broadcasting: The Race for Space Live

Public Service Broadcasting: The Race for Space Live

12 April 2017
Edinburgh International Science Festival: Public Service Broadcasting: The Race for Space Live at the Usher Hall.
Spark Cart Science

Spark Cart Science

12 April 2017
Meet a different expert every day to discover a raft of things scientific and technological.
Creative Science - Ultimate Aliens

Creative Science - Ultimate Aliens

12 April 2017 - 14 April 2017
Get creative at Dynamic Earth and design your very own ultimate alien to take home.
Look Up

Look Up

12 April 2017
Simon Watt explores some of the science behind space exploration.
Designer Diets

Designer Diets

12 April 2017
Discover the power of maths in a quest to create healthier diets.
Light Drawing

Light Drawing

12 April 2017
Using science and art to sketch with photons in a creative workshop for all artistic abilities.
Transmission Podcast Live Recording

Transmission Podcast Live Recording

12 April 2017
A live recording of Transmission Podcast, which speculates on the possibility of life on Proxima b.
Edinburgh Skeptics at the Science Festival

Edinburgh Skeptics at the Science Festival

13 April 2017
A range of talks on science, reason and critical thinking - a different topic every night!
A Very Short introduction to.....

A Very Short introduction to.....

13 April 2017
Check out these 'A Very Short introduction to..' daily discussions at Summerhall on a variety of subjects!
Spark Cart Science

Spark Cart Science

13 April 2017
Meet a different expert every day to discover a raft of things scientific and technological.
How Beer Made Science History

How Beer Made Science History

13 April 2017
Learn how brewing science changed the world at this after dark peak behind the scenes at Summerhall brewery.
The Zoom Club: Animation Lab

The Zoom Club: Animation Lab

13 April 2017 - 14 April 2017
Join us in The Zoom Club’s Animation Lab where you can explore moving image using traditional and digital techniques.
Shared Autonomy: The future of Interactive robotics

Shared Autonomy: The future of Interactive robotics

13 April 2017
Join Prof Sethu Vijayakumar as he explores the role of informatics -  digitisation - automation and robo
The Hunt for Supersymmetric Particles

The Hunt for Supersymmetric Particles

13 April 2017
A special event exploring the potential discovery of supersymmetric particles at CERN.
Gravitational Waves

Gravitational Waves

13 April 2017
Explore the most important development in astronomy since 1608: the birth of gravitational wave astronomy.
Technaceuticals

Technaceuticals

13 April 2017
Instead of pharmaceuticals, doctors are turning to technology to alter brain activity and manage pain.
The Internet of Everything: Friend or Foe?

The Internet of Everything: Friend or Foe?

13 April 2017
As the world around us becomes increasingly ‘smart’ what are the associated challenges and risks?
Parlour Sounds: When household appliances become innovative electronic instruments

Parlour Sounds: When household appliances become innovative electronic instruments

13 April 2017
A live multimedia event using innovative electronics to transform and invent instruments.
Zombie Science: Worst Case Scenario

Zombie Science: Worst Case Scenario

13 April 2017
Learn what you should do when the inevitable zombie pandemic occurs!
ASCUS Lab’s Chemistry of Natural Dyes -  with Dr Ryan Lewis

ASCUS Lab’s Chemistry of Natural Dyes - with Dr Ryan Lewis

13 April 2017
Learn about natural dyes and take a take a tour through a spectrum of colours in this hands-on workshop.
Me, Myself and I

Me, Myself and I

13 April 2017
Author Christopher Brookmyre and poet Jenny Lindsay discuss how artists and writers bring their characters to life.
The Science of Transplantation

The Science of Transplantation

13 April 2017 - 14 April 2017
Find out all about organ transplants and discover what makes a good match!
Disease Detectives

Disease Detectives

13 April 2017 - 14 April 2017
Become a disease detective and discover how science is helping us to prevent infection and fight disease.
Double Dome Nights

Double Dome Nights

13 April 2017
Settle back in a comfortable seat for a real full dome cinematic treat at Dynamic Earth, part of Science Festival.
Digital Maker Workshop

Digital Maker Workshop

13 April 2017
Design a 3D model using 3D Slash on a Raspberry Pi then discover how a 3D printer works.
Mini Zoomers: Sensory Scientists

Mini Zoomers: Sensory Scientists

14 April 2017
Discover hidden stories and explore fascinating phenomena from far away places and spaces through open-ended play.
Atopic Art Art-Science Workshop with Beverley Hood

Atopic Art Art-Science Workshop with Beverley Hood

14 April 2017
Come along to ASCUS Lab for a workshop led by Beverley Hood one of their Artists in Residence!
Mind Magic

Mind Magic

14 April 2017
Magician & psychologist Prof Richard Wiseman invites you to step backstage and explore the secret science of sorcery.
A Very Short introduction to.....

A Very Short introduction to.....

14 April 2017
Check out these 'A Very Short introduction to..' daily discussions at Summerhall on a variety of subjects!
Atopic Art Art-Science Workshop with Gordon Douglas

Atopic Art Art-Science Workshop with Gordon Douglas

14 April 2017
Come along to ASCUS Lab for a workshop led by Gordon Douglas - one of their Artists in Residence!
Spark Cart Science

Spark Cart Science

14 April 2017
Meet a different expert every day to discover a raft of things scientific and technological.
From séance to science: Who is psychology’s greatest hero?

From séance to science: Who is psychology’s greatest hero?

14 April 2017
The greatest scientist in the history of psychology? Who has the psych factor? You decide.
Feeding Time at the Zoo

Feeding Time at the Zoo

14 April 2017
Join us on an around the world culinary adventure at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo.
A Coding Adventure Workshop!

A Coding Adventure Workshop!

14 April 2017
Learn how to code your own animations in this unique workshop for Age 7+ at the National Museum of Scotland.
A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

14 April 2017
Join geneticist Dr Adam Rutherford in this talk at Summerhall.
The Penguin Counters: Special Show Dome Event

The Penguin Counters: Special Show Dome Event

14 April 2017
Join us at Dynamic Earth for an exclusive screening of ‘The Penguin Counters’.
Researching with Drones: Meet the Experts

Researching with Drones: Meet the Experts

15 April 2017
Meet scientists from the University of Edinburgh working in Polar research with drone technology.
Constable’s Clouds

Constable’s Clouds

15 April 2017
Join the Scottish National Gallery and Eureka Edinburgh for a special hands-on science-art workshop for ages 4+.
Think of a Number

Think of a Number

15 April 2017
Join A Number director Zinnie Harris as she shares her fascination with the themes of this play.
Dementia research and prevention: illuminating brain changes

Dementia research and prevention: illuminating brain changes

15 April 2017 - 16 April 2017
An interactive evening with leading dementia researchers - with a tour of the labs at the University of Edinburgh
Branching Out: A Guided Botanical Drawing and Linocut Relief Printing Workshop

Branching Out: A Guided Botanical Drawing and Linocut Relief Printing Workshop

15 April 2017 - 16 April 2017
A two-day masterclass in drawing and printmaking, for beginners and advanced drawers alike.
Wild about Scotland Bus - Edinburgh Zoo

Wild about Scotland Bus - Edinburgh Zoo

15 April 2017 - 16 April 2017
Jump on-board the Wild about Scotland Bus at Edinburgh Zoo as part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.
Why Dinosaurs Matter

Why Dinosaurs Matter

15 April 2017
Discover what we can learn from dinosaurs in this talk by Prof Ken Lacovara, discoverer of the Dreadnoughtus.
Making Scents -  with Frank Machin

Making Scents - with Frank Machin

15 April 2017
Come along to ASCUS Lab for this unique chance to explore the evocative fifth sense!
Wired Nature

Wired Nature

16 April 2017
Join us as we investigate the research and ideas behind the effects of technology and nature on our health.
Extreme Environments: Life at the Poles

Extreme Environments: Life at the Poles

16 April 2017
Become an explorer at Dynamic Earth and uncover a whole world of amazing experiences at Earth’s poles.
Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire

Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire

16 April 2017
The Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire is back for it's fifth year as part of the Edinburgh Science Festival.
Constable’s Clouds

Constable’s Clouds

16 April 2017
Join the Scottish National Gallery and Eureka Edinburgh for a special hands-on science-art workshop for ages 4+.
Tam Dalyell Prize Lecture

Tam Dalyell Prize Lecture

16 April 2017
A very special lecture held in memory of Dr Tam Dalyell.
Spiders: Fight Your Phobia

Spiders: Fight Your Phobia

14 May 2017
Do you hate spiders? Then come along to this 'Fight Your Spider Phobia' workshop with RZSS.
Edinburgh Zoo Nights

Edinburgh Zoo Nights

26 May 2017
Edinburgh Zoo Nights are back, the biggest and best evening summer spectacular in town!
Spiders: Fight Your Phobia

Spiders: Fight Your Phobia

28 May 2017
Do you hate spiders? Then come along to this 'Fight Your Spider Phobia' workshop with RZSS.
Edinburgh Zoo Nights

Edinburgh Zoo Nights

02 June 2017
Edinburgh Zoo Nights are back, the biggest and best evening summer spectacular in town!
Edinburgh Zoo Nights

Edinburgh Zoo Nights

09 June 2017
Edinburgh Zoo Nights are back, the biggest and best evening summer spectacular in town!
Edinburgh Zoo Nights

Edinburgh Zoo Nights

23 June 2017
Edinburgh Zoo Nights are back, the biggest and best evening summer spectacular in town!
Creepy Crawlies

Creepy Crawlies

14 October 2017 - 29 October 2017
This October half term get up close and personal to insects as they invade RZSS Edinburgh Zoo.

Days Out Events you might like...

Easter Eggcitement Easter Eggcitement
01 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
Meet the new arrivals this Easter at Almond Valley Heritage Centre handling and encounter sessions.
Pop-Up Science at Edinburgh Zoo Pop-Up Science at Edinburgh Zoo
01 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
Edinburgh Zoo are running pop-up science events on a variety of topics every day from 1-16 April aimed at families.
Extreme Environments: Life at the Poles Extreme Environments: Life at the Poles
01 Apr 2017
Become an explorer at Dynamic Earth and uncover a whole world of amazing experiences at Earth’s poles.
Flying For Fun Flying For Fun
01 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
Explore the science of sport flying with a range of family activities at the National Museum of Flight this Easter!
Hide and Seek with Indi Hide and Seek with Indi
01 Apr 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
Hunt for monsters hiding around the building using the world's best video technology equipment.
Carnival of the Mind Carnival of the Mind
01 Apr 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
Roll up - roll up and step inside the Carnival of the Mind to discover the secrets of your brain!

Easter Holiday Events you might like...

Dinosaur Detectives Dinosaur Detectives
27 Mar 2017
Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre present Dinosaur Detectives as part of the Puppet Animation Festival & Science Festival.
Head in the Clouds Head in the Clouds
28 Mar 2017
Head in the Clouds is a lovely, tactile show for little folk brought to Puppet Animation Festival by IpDip Theatre.
Experts in Short Trousers Experts in Short Trousers
29 Mar 2017
Cultured Mongrel Dance Theatre present Experts In Short Trousers – a thrilling alien adventure for all the family!
Wild Day Out with RSPB & HES Wild Day Out with RSPB & HES
01 Apr 2017
Join the RSPB & Historic Environment Scotland for a wild day out exploring the rugged volcanic world of Holyrood Park.
Cultured Mongrel: Experts in Short Trousers Cultured Mongrel: Experts in Short Trousers
01 Apr 2017
Cultured Mongrel bring 'Experts in Short Trousers' an intergalactic family adventure to The Fruitmarket Gallery.
The Songs of Fergus and Kate The Songs of Fergus and Kate
01 Apr 2017
Watch This Space Productions Presents: The Song of Fergus and Kate at The Stand Comedy Club for ages 8-12's.

Family & Kids Events you might like...

Little Red in the Little Fawn + Shadow Puppet Workshop (4 years+) Little Red in the Little Fawn + Shadow Puppet Workshop (4 years+)
27 Mar 2017
The Puppet Animation Festival returns to the Drill Hall with the The Little Fawn Caravan on 27th March.
Mumba Zumba - Brand new parent and baby dance class Mumba Zumba - Brand new parent and baby dance class
27 Mar 2017
Mumba Zumba, a brand new parent and baby dance class is starting on 13th February at South Leith Parish Church Halls.
Dinosaur Detectives Dinosaur Detectives
27 Mar 2017
Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre present Dinosaur Detectives as part of the Puppet Animation Festival & Science Festival.
Language Tours at Stills: French Language Tours at Stills: French
28 Mar 2017
Parlez-vous français? Join us at Stills for a French language tour of our current exhibition, The Collection Series!
Head in the Clouds Head in the Clouds
28 Mar 2017
Head in the Clouds is a lovely, tactile show for little folk brought to Puppet Animation Festival by IpDip Theatre.
Magic Carpet Magic Carpet
29 Mar 2017
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet to explore the fantastic things in the National Museum of Scotland. Ages 2 - 4.

Learning Events you might like...

Magic Carpet Magic Carpet
29 Mar 2017
Take a trip on the Magic Carpet to explore the fantastic things in the National Museum of Scotland. Ages 2 - 4.
Pop-Up Science at Edinburgh Zoo Pop-Up Science at Edinburgh Zoo
01 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
Edinburgh Zoo are running pop-up science events on a variety of topics every day from 1-16 April aimed at families.
Primate Playground Primate Playground
01 Apr 2017 - 06 Apr 2017
Discover how primates have adapted to help them live and play in this sensory science workshop for 3-5 year olds.
Wild Day Out with RSPB & HES Wild Day Out with RSPB & HES
01 Apr 2017
Join the RSPB & Historic Environment Scotland for a wild day out exploring the rugged volcanic world of Holyrood Park.
Survive! Survive!
04 Apr 2017
Learn new skills from our wild leaders at Water of Leith Conservation Trust during the school holidays!
Door Supervisor Training Course Door Supervisor Training Course
04 Apr 2017 - 08 Apr 2017
UMBRAsec Training & Security Services are holding a 5 day Door Supervisor Training Course from 4th-8th April.

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