Pop-up Science at the National Museum of Scotland

Join the fun at the National Museum of Scotland's free Pop-up Science events this Easter!

Pop-up Science at the National Museum of Scotland

About Pop-up Science at the National Museum of Scotland

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Venue: Hawthornden Court, National Museum of Scotland

Pop-Up Engineering - All Ages, Saturday 7 — Monday 9 April, 10am - 4.30pm, drop-in
Pop-ups may look simple, but they are ingenious engineering mechanisms. Pop in and make one yourself! Choose your favourite design, transform it from a flat cardboard shape to a magical 3D model, and then decorate it with your own personal touch to take home.
Presented by The University of Edinburgh

Pop-up Science: 3D Printed Robots - All Ages, Saturday 31 March — Wednesday 4 April, 10am - 5pm, drop-in
Have fun with the open source Arduino 3D printer-made robots! All you need is a smartphone to control them and they can do whatever you want: draw on a whiteboard, design an Easter egg, play (and beat) you at air hockey or fly an airship around the room. Easy to assemble and modify. Come and play!
Presented by jjrobots

Pop-up Science: Can You Keep Your Crops Watered?, Saturday 31 — Wednesday 4 April, All Ages, 10am - 5pm, drop-in
Discover what it’s like to live along a river, as you cooperate (or compete!) with other players to irrigate your farms. Can you find a way to share the water fairly, or will the downstream farmers be left high and dry? This game has been used all over the world for bringing people together to solve water conflicts. Now it’s here in Edinburgh, will you take up the challenge?
Created by Bruce Lankford

Pop-up Science: CymaSense, Friday 6 — Tuesday 10 April, All Ages, 10am - 5pm, drop-in
Cymatic images are two-dimensional, symmetrical pictures created by the movement of sound through water. CymaSense is an interactive tool that allows you to create beautiful and colourful audio-visual impressions in three dimensions using a microphone or keyboard and this special interactive table. Come and try it for yourself!
Presented by Edinburgh Napier University

Pop-up Science: Sci-Fun Roadshow, Wednesday 11 — Sunday 15 April,All Ages, 10am - 5pm, drop-in
A taste of SCI-FUN. Join in the fun at this interactive mobile science centre, featuring many incredible activities. The power bike challenge, visual illusions, the magic screen, a human circuit, and a crime-scene investigation…there’s truly something for everyone. Pop in for a moment – stay for hours!
Presented by The University of Edinburgh

Pop-up Science: Stems, Bend Your Brain, Thursday 5 April, 10am - 4.30pm Drop-in
Come and play with the new 3D maker toy that's made from an incredibly flexible polymer for mind-bending fun. Take the seed of an idea, add curiosity and watch it grow as we discover what we can make with 5,000 stems... that’s enough to make a 125m long double helix! Enjoy the most exciting and puzzling conversation your hands will ever have with your brain and put your questions to the inventor and other team members.


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