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Edinburgh International Science Festival
About Edinburgh International Science Festival

Edinburgh International Science Festival, founded in 1989, is an educational charity that aims to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to discover the world around them. We are best known for organising Edinburgh’s annual Science Festival: the world’s first celebration of science and technology and still one of Europe’s largest.

The two-week festival gives audiences amazing experiences through a diverse programme of innovative events. Alongside the annual festival in Edinburgh, the organisation has a strong focus on education and runs a touring programme that visits schools around Scotland throughout the year.

Edinburgh International Science Festival also operates a large-scale international programme of work. It regularly presents events overseas and is currently the Major Programming Partner of the annual Abu Dhabi Science Festival, helping to curate, produce and deliver the event. For international partners, the team at Edinburgh International Science Festival provides engaging content, curatorial advice on programming and business planning support, along with expert staff and training for local science communicators.

Upcoming Events

Science Festival Lates

Science Festival Lates

30 March 2017
Don't miss the chance to get hands-on and get your geek on; come join the party with Science Festival Lates!
Pop-Up Science at Edinburgh Zoo

Pop-Up Science at Edinburgh Zoo

01 April 2017 - 16 April 2017
Edinburgh Zoo are running pop-up science events on a variety of topics every day from 1-16 April aimed at families.
Brexit: Boom or Bust for British Science?

Brexit: Boom or Bust for British Science?

01 April 2017
Join Dr Rob Davidson Executive Director, Scientists for EU, to explore the future of UK science post-Brexit.
Primate Playground

Primate Playground

01 April 2017 - 06 April 2017
Discover how primates have adapted to help them live and play in this sensory science workshop for 3-5 year olds.
Dr Stirlingshire’s Discovery - Preview

Dr Stirlingshire’s Discovery - Preview

01 April 2017 - 02 April 2017
This family friendly show for ages 5 + takes you on a journey through RZSS Edinburgh Zoo.
Extreme Environments: Life at the Poles

Extreme Environments: Life at the Poles

01 April 2017
Become an explorer at Dynamic Earth and uncover a whole world of amazing experiences at Earth’s poles.
Icy Worlds and the Challenges of Climate Change

Icy Worlds and the Challenges of Climate Change

02 April 2017 - 03 April 2017
Climate Change - What do these physical changes mean for the plants and animals that live in Earth's polar regions?
Cosmonaut

Cosmonaut

03 April 2017 - 05 April 2017
Cosmonaut tells three interlocking stories from the early space race in a play about history, conspiracy, and myth.
Predicting the Effects of Climate Change by 2100

Predicting the Effects of Climate Change by 2100

03 April 2017
What might life on earth might be like at the end of the century? Come along and discover the issues at hand.
Dr Bunhead’s Eggcellent Eggsplosions

Dr Bunhead’s Eggcellent Eggsplosions

04 April 2017 - 07 April 2017
Join TV's favourite stunt scientist Dr Bunhead on this joy-ride through science mayhem.
Uncanny Valley

Uncanny Valley

04 April 2017 - 08 April 2017
Uncanny Valley - An interactive show for 8-12 year olds with a real 'live' robot at Festival Theatre Studio.
Dr Stirlingshire’s Discovery

Dr Stirlingshire’s Discovery

04 April 2017 - 09 April 2017
Bring the family along to see 'Dr Stirlingshire’s Discovery' a show for age 5+ at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo.
Wild about Scotland Bus - City Centre

Wild about Scotland Bus - City Centre

04 April 2017 - 13 April 2017
Hop on board the Wild about Scotland bus to find out about Scottish wildlife and RZSS native conservation projects.
Double Dome Nights

Double Dome Nights

04 April 2017
Settle back in a comfortable seat for a real full dome cinematic treat at Dynamic Earth, part of Science Festival.
Healthy Soil Healthy Food

Healthy Soil Healthy Food

04 April 2017 - 05 April 2017
Become a soil scientist and find out what makes a healthy soil.
Creative Science – Polar Felting

Creative Science – Polar Felting

04 April 2017 - 06 April 2017
Make your very own Polar wildlife creation to take home with you in a highly multisensory and hands-on experience.
Girl in The Machine

Girl in The Machine

05 April 2017 - 22 April 2017
Traverse Theatre Company presents: Girl in The Machine - an exploration of technology in a world that’s falling apart.
Double Dome Nights

Double Dome Nights

05 April 2017
Settle back in a comfortable seat for a real full dome cinematic treat at Dynamic Earth, part of Science Festival.
Double Dome Nights

Double Dome Nights

06 April 2017
Settle back in a comfortable seat for a real full dome cinematic treat at Dynamic Earth, part of Science Festival.
A Number

A Number

06 April 2017 - 15 April 2017
Bernard always thought he was an only child – but at the age of 35 he learns the chilling truth!
A Picture of Health

A Picture of Health

06 April 2017 - 07 April 2017
A Picture of Health - Discover the science of farming for a healthier future.
Extreme Environments: Life at the Poles

Extreme Environments: Life at the Poles

07 April 2017
Become an explorer at Dynamic Earth and uncover a whole world of amazing experiences at Earth’s poles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Harvesting for Health

Harvesting for Health

10 April 2017 - 11 April 2017
Discover what foods are good for your heart, gut and the environment.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Designer Diets

Designer Diets

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