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

Summer Zoomer 8-13yrs

Summer Zoomer 8-13yrs

8th July 2018 - 20th July 2018
Leap into two weeks of animation with the Summer Zoomers workshops for 8-13 years at Summerhall in July.
My Beating Heart: Featured Open Session

My Beating Heart: Featured Open Session

21st July 2018
Join ASCUS Lab Open Session on 21st July as cardiovascular science PhD researchers will spend the afternoon with us exploring how we experience our own heart beat through live and interactive demos.
Zoom Club: Roving Reporters

Zoom Club: Roving Reporters

5th August 2018 - 10th August 2018
Fling yourself into the Fringe as a Roving Reporter theatre critic and reviewer or leap into Press Photography and see your work published in The List magazine with the Zoom Club!
And So I Watch You From Afar

And So I Watch You From Afar

8th August 2018
Synergy Concerts present Irish instrumental rock band And So I Watch You From Afar at Summerhall on 8th August.
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.
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.
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.

Exhibitions Events you might like...

MCN Scottish Festival
MCN Scottish Festival
21st Jul 2018 - 22nd Jul 2018
Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh West
The all-new MCN Scottish Festival is coming to the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh on 21st and 22nd July 2018.
Reflections Exhibiton
Reflections Exhibiton
27th Jul 2018 - 29th Jul 2018
Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh New Town
Jill Ashforth's next exhibition, Reflections...moments in time, will feature new paintings and a video poem, Dawn and Dusk.
Edinburgh Character Project
Edinburgh Character Project
1st Aug 2018 - 31st Aug 2018
Edinburgh West
This August, Edinburgh’s West End will launch a major new month-long photography exhibition, the West End Character Project, showcasing the people and places that shape it.

Days Out Events you might like...

Holyrood Holiday Club: Getting the ‘bug’ for biodiversity
Holyrood Holiday Club: Getting the ‘bug’ for biodiversity
18th July 2018
Holyrood Park, Edinburgh East
Explore both terrestrial and aquatic habitats and discover some of the beasts that lurk in Holyrood Park. Ages 10-14.
Edinburgh Rum and Reggae Festival
Edinburgh Rum and Reggae Festival
21st July 2018
Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Edinburgh West
Take a rum journey around the world, tasting rare and special craft rums from the West Indies, Cuba, South America & the USA at the Edinburgh Rum and Reggae Festival!
DayGlow for Women V Cancer - Summer Session
DayGlow for Women V Cancer - Summer Session
21st July 2018
The Mash House, Edinburgh Old Town
DayGlow are back at The Mash House on 21st July for some daytime clubbing all in aid of Women v Cancer!

Easter Holiday Events you might like...

Family and Kids Events you might like...

Holyrood Holiday Club: Getting the ‘bug’ for biodiversity
Holyrood Holiday Club: Getting the ‘bug’ for biodiversity
18th July 2018
Holyrood Park, Edinburgh East
Explore both terrestrial and aquatic habitats and discover some of the beasts that lurk in Holyrood Park. Ages 10-14.
Bonnie Scotland
Bonnie Scotland
18th July 2018
Grassmarket Community Project, Edinburgh Old Town
The 1935 comedy film 'Bonnie Scotland' starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy is screening at Grassmarket Cinema on 18th July.
Monkey Music Summer Workshops
Monkey Music Summer Workshops
18th July 2018
LifeCare Centre, Stockbridge and Canonmills
Come and join in all the fun at Monkey Music's Summer Workshops. 45 minutes of fun and games but more importantly lots of instruments and music.

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