The Experimentarium

The Experimentarium returns for Science Festival 2018, packed full of weird, wonderful and cutting edge science.

The Experimentarium

About The Experimentarium

The Experimentarium returns for Science Festival 2018, packed full of weird, wonderful and cutting edge science. Step into an amazing laboratory zone filled with hands-on activities and interactives for all ages. Browse indivdual event listings below or find out more at sciencefestival.co.uk.

All Ages

Experimentarium: 21st Century Brain
Your brain is the most complex structure in the Universe, responsible for everything you think, feel, say and do. But what happens if it goes wrong? Join Alzheimer’s Research UK to explore this incredible organ and find out how it is affected in dementia, with a range of creative activities, virtual reality experiences and challenging brain games.
Alzheimer's Research UK

Experimentarium: Creating Communication
Language exists in every human society, and no other species communicates in such a complex way. How and why are we the only species that speaks? Learn how experimental games can shed light on how human language evolved. Play a simple cell trying evolve, shape a new language in virtual reality, or gesture your way to meaningful communication.
University of Edinburgh

Zone
Join Food Standards Scotland in The Experimentarium for an interactive journey to explore the foods you eat, and to discover how the foods you choose to consume may affect your health and wellbeing in current and later life. Journey through our kitchen crime scene to explore the most common ‘kitchen crimes’ and see how bacteria can grow and spread through human connection.
Presented by Food Standards Scotland

Experimentarium: Our Outdoors – How Healthy are Public Outdoor Spaces?
Good quality outdoor spaces are important for health and wellbeing. However, there is still a lot we don’t know about who benefits from these spaces and why. Come get creative by building and becoming immersed in outdoor spaces. Become a citizen scientist and engage in learning about how the outdoor environments in which we share and spend time can impact our health.
Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP) at University of Edinburgh

Experimentarium: Robot-assisted surgery
Discover how robot assistants can help you perform keyhole surgery! You'll find demonstrations and explanations to help you find out about what it feels like to be a surgeon. You'll even have the chance to try out the laparoscopy training box, watching how robots can help make moving surgical instruments more accurate and precise.
Heriot-Watt University

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for The Experimentarium are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at Summerhall or Edinburgh International Science Festival

Find - Grow - See - Microbiology Beginners Course

Find - Grow - See - Microbiology Beginners Course

25th September 2018
Experience the world of microorganisms living around us or even on us in this Microbiology Beginners Course at Ascus Lab.
The Ceilidh Club at Summerhall

The Ceilidh Club at Summerhall

25th September 2018
Come and experience Scottish dance the way its meant to be every Tuesday at Summerhall.
The Ceilidh Club at Summerhall

The Ceilidh Club at Summerhall

2nd October 2018
Come and experience Scottish dance the way its meant to be every Tuesday at Summerhall.
The Ceilidh Club at Summerhall

The Ceilidh Club at Summerhall

9th October 2018
Come and experience Scottish dance the way its meant to be every Tuesday at Summerhall.
NEHH presents... Mark Kozelek

NEHH presents... Mark Kozelek

14th October 2018
NEHH presents... Mark Kozelek, best known as the vocalist and primary recording artist of the indie folk act Sun Kil Moon, at Summerhall on 14th October.
The Ceilidh Club at Summerhall

The Ceilidh Club at Summerhall

16th October 2018
Come and experience Scottish dance the way its meant to be every Tuesday at Summerhall.
The Ceilidh Club at Summerhall

The Ceilidh Club at Summerhall

23rd October 2018
Come and experience Scottish dance the way its meant to be every Tuesday at Summerhall.
The Ceilidh Club at Summerhall

The Ceilidh Club at Summerhall

30th October 2018
Come and experience Scottish dance the way its meant to be every Tuesday at Summerhall.
Beyond the Naked Eye - Microscopy Beginners Course

Beyond the Naked Eye - Microscopy Beginners Course

31st October 2018
Experience new ways of creating striking images by venturing into the unseen world of microscopy in this course with Ascus Art & Science.
Visible Girls/Invisible Spaces

Visible Girls/Invisible Spaces

10th November 2018 - 21st December 2018
Visible Girls/Invisible Spaces is a special exhibition brought to Summerhall by Historic Environment Scotland as part of the Year of Young People.

Exhibitions Events you might like...

Marking Time
Marking Time
22nd Sep 2018 - 29th Sep 2018
Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh New Town
See a unique collaboration between two Edinburgh artists, Tim Chalk and Saskia Gavin, at this exciting exhibition at Dundas Street Gallery this September.
The Salamander an Exhibition by Gordy Craw
The Salamander an Exhibition by Gordy Craw
28th Sep 2018 - 30th Sep 2018
Whitespace, Edinburgh South
Come along to Whitespace for Gordy Craws 3rd exhibition 'The Salamander' which has been a year in the making and is an attempt to educate others on common misconceptions around mental health.
Doors Open Days Edinburgh
Doors Open Days Edinburgh
29th Sep 2018 - 30th Sep 2018
Various Locations Edinburgh
Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across Edinburgh! This year's event will be held on September 29th & 30th!
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Days Out Events you might like...

Pretty Muddy 5K + 10K Cancer Research UK at Royal Highland Centre
Pretty Muddy 5K + 10K Cancer Research UK at Royal Highland Centre
22nd September 2018
Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh West
Sign up now for the 2018 Edinburgh Cancer Research UK Pretty Muddy 5K + 10K and help the fight to beat cancer!
Edinburgh Blues N Rock Festival
Edinburgh Blues N Rock Festival
22nd September 2018
Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Edinburgh West
Come along to the annual Edinburgh Blues ‘N’ Rock Festival happening at The Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 22nd September!
Historical Holyrood Foraging
Historical Holyrood Foraging
22nd September 2018
Holyrood Park, Edinburgh East
Join Anna Canning from Floramedica for this fascinating guided walk to discover what natural foods and medicines people have used throughout history.
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Easter Holiday Events you might like...

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Family and Kids Events you might like...

Irish Culture and Heritage Day
Irish Culture and Heritage Day
22nd September 2018
Stockbridge and Canonmills
The Edinburgh Irish Culture and Heritage Day, a celebration of Irish culture and the Irish community in Scotland, returns on Saturday 22 September at the Grange Cricket Club, Stockbridge.
Museum of Childhood Tour - Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors
Museum of Childhood Tour - Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors
22nd September 2018
Museum of Childhood Edinburgh, Edinburgh Old Town
Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for a Museum of Childhood tour specifically designed for visually impaired visitors on 22nd September!
Take One Action Film Festival - Food for Thought
Take One Action Film Festival - Food for Thought
22nd September 2018
Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Leith
Food for Thought - Join Take One Action on the closing weekend of their 2018 festival for this inclusive community event.
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A Play, A Pie and A Pint
A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with six new plays to light up your lunchtime. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.
Historic Underground
Discover a dark, damp world unchanged since the 18th century in this tour of Blair Street Underground Vaults with Mercat Tours.
Calendar Girls the Musical
Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's award-winning musical comedy Calendar Girls is touring the UK and comes to the Festival Theatre in October.
Benidorm Live
Check-in to the Solana for a dose of Benidorm sunshine and see your favourite stars live on stage for the first time at Edinburgh Playhouse.
Edinburgh Blues N Rock Festival
Come along to the annual Edinburgh Blues ‘N’ Rock Festival happening at The Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 22nd September!

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