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.


While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Pop-up Science at the National Museum of Scotland are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at National Museum of Scotland or Edinburgh Science Festival

Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers

Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers

26th October 2018 - 21st April 2019
Get an insight into the lives of children in the 18th and 19th centuries through this unique collection of Scottish samplers on loan from American collector Leslie B. Durst.
Robots

Robots

18th January 2019 - 5th May 2019
Featuring more than 100 objects, this major exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland reveals our 500-year quest to make machines human.
Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

Themed Tours at the National Museum of Scotland

1st April 2019 - 30th April 2019
Check out the daily free guided themed tours at the National Museum of Scotland in April!
Food Forever

Food Forever

6th April 2019 - 21st April 2019
A new travelling exhibition celebrates the role of agricultural biodiversity in building resilience in a changing world.
Easter Trail

Easter Trail

6th April 2019 - 21st April 2019
Join the Botanics Bunny on a quest to explore new frontiers in our family Easter Trail! Complete the trail and receive your yummy Easter treat.
City Art Centre Day Pass

City Art Centre Day Pass

6th April 2019 - 21st April 2019
During the Science Festival we transform the City Art Centre into a science playground with loads of activities.
Further, Faster, Higher

Further, Faster, Higher

15th April 2019 - 22nd April 2019
From Concorde to the R.34 airship, discover the science behind the pioneering aircraft in the museum through a technical challenge, family trail and craft activities.
Aliens of the Deep

Aliens of the Deep

20th April 2019 - 21st April 2019
Find out more about deep-sea animals and the adaptations that help them survive in the depths then get creative and design your own 'alien of the deep'.
Apple of My Eye

Apple of My Eye

21st April 2019
Geneticist Dr Markus Ruhsam explores the genetics of one of our most popular healthy snacks – the apple – and shares evidence that it poses a threat to the native crab apple.
Atlantic Adventures with ATLAS

Atlantic Adventures with ATLAS

21st April 2019
Play with some real and virtual underwater robots, get hands-on with watery experiments and investigate biodiversity in the deep.
Tyrannosaurs

Tyrannosaurs

24th January 2020 - 4th May 2020
The most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted on tyrannosaurs is coming to the National Museum of Scotland, bringing the latest palaeontological discoveries to life.

Days Out Events you might like...

Easter Bonnet Parade
Easter Bonnet Parade
21st April 2019
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh East
Celebrate Easter at the Palace of Holyroodhouse where you can make and decorate your very own Easter Bonnet, explore the Palace using our new Easter trail, then join our fabulous Easter Parade!
Easter Extravaganza in aid of Ravelrig Riding for the Disabled.
Easter Extravaganza in aid of Ravelrig Riding for the Disabled.
21st April 2019
NA, Balerno
Ravelrig is holding an Easter Extravaganza for families including Easter Hat and egg rolling competitions, fun Easter treasure trail and loads more...
Atlantic Adventures with ATLAS
Atlantic Adventures with ATLAS
21st April 2019
Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh Old Town
Play with some real and virtual underwater robots, get hands-on with watery experiments and investigate biodiversity in the deep.
Find Days Out events in Edinburgh

Easter Holiday Events you might like...

Easter Bonnet Parade
Easter Bonnet Parade
21st April 2019
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh East
Celebrate Easter at the Palace of Holyroodhouse where you can make and decorate your very own Easter Bonnet, explore the Palace using our new Easter trail, then join our fabulous Easter Parade!
Easter Extravaganza in aid of Ravelrig Riding for the Disabled.
Easter Extravaganza in aid of Ravelrig Riding for the Disabled.
21st April 2019
NA, Balerno
Ravelrig is holding an Easter Extravaganza for families including Easter Hat and egg rolling competitions, fun Easter treasure trail and loads more...
Free Children’s Sports Taster Afternoon
Free Children’s Sports Taster Afternoon
21st April 2019
Jack Kane Sports Centre, Edinburgh South
Join us at Jack Kane Sports Centre on Sunday 21st April and discover which sport suits your little ones with FREE taster sessions!
Find Easter Holiday events in Edinburgh

Family and Kids Events you might like...

Easter Bonnet Parade
Easter Bonnet Parade
21st April 2019
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh East
Celebrate Easter at the Palace of Holyroodhouse where you can make and decorate your very own Easter Bonnet, explore the Palace using our new Easter trail, then join our fabulous Easter Parade!
Easter Extravaganza in aid of Ravelrig Riding for the Disabled.
Easter Extravaganza in aid of Ravelrig Riding for the Disabled.
21st April 2019
NA, Balerno
Ravelrig is holding an Easter Extravaganza for families including Easter Hat and egg rolling competitions, fun Easter treasure trail and loads more...
Free Children’s Sports Taster Afternoon
Free Children’s Sports Taster Afternoon
21st April 2019
Jack Kane Sports Centre, Edinburgh South
Join us at Jack Kane Sports Centre on Sunday 21st April and discover which sport suits your little ones with FREE taster sessions!
Find Family and Kids events in Edinburgh

Find other events in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Newhailes House and Gardens
The magic of the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt comes to Newhailes House and Gardens... Follow bunny’s clues and complete your adventure to win a delicious chocolatey prize!
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical, the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, is coming to Edinburgh Playhouse in April 2019 as part of a UK tour.
Gandeys Circus: The Greatest Show Tour!
Roll Up, Roll Up! Gandeys Circus returns to Sighthill Park this Easter with 'The Greatest Show Tour!' for all the family!
Easter Bonnet Parade
Celebrate Easter at the Palace of Holyroodhouse where you can make and decorate your very own Easter Bonnet, explore the Palace using our new Easter trail, then join our fabulous Easter Parade!
Easter Trail
Join the Botanics Bunny on a quest to explore new frontiers in our family Easter Trail! Complete the trail and receive your yummy Easter treat.

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »