Edinburgh Science Festival is not over yet! The world’s first and Europe’s biggest science festival finishes on Sunday 21st April but there’s still time to push the limits of our knowledge about ourselves, the world around us and the Universe beyond. From five floors of family fun at City Art Centre to free activities at National Museum of Scotland, there’s something for all the family this Easter weekend.
Until Saturday 20 April, family passes available
During the Science Festival the City Art Centre is transformed into a spectacular science playground offering family entertainment over five floors. A day pass to City Art Centre allows entry to the venue where you can explore a variety of sensational science workshops, demonstrations and drop-in interactive events. Highlights include the Blood Bar, where you can have a go at making your own scabs, mix up a gooey blood clot and even touch a real heart, as well as brand new workshop Wild Vets where you take on the role of an animal conservationist!
Until Sunday 21 April, Grand Gallery, National Museum of Scotland, FREE
Build, break and create in our unique free play session. Visit BUILD IT to unlock your creative spirit and build magical, massive structures with our super-sized construction blocks then head over to BREAK IT to be set loose on a huge pile of discarded electronics with a screwdriver and a pair of pliers – rip old pieces of tech apart to discover what they are made of and learn which parts we might be able to reuse. While you’re there you can check out Betty the Basking shark – made out of over 200 old computer keyboards!
Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 April, Stratosphere, Dynamic Earth, free with admission
Do you know what lives in the deep waters around Scotland and the North Atlantic? Discover more about how scientists in the ATLAS project are exploring the deep sea and working out how to protect it in a changing ocean. Play with some real and virtual underwater robots, get hands-on with watery experiments and investigate biodiversity in the deep.
Saturday 20 — Sunday 21 April, Dynamic Earth, free with admission
Take part in a wild workshop thanks to the Marine Conservation Society. 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’. For ages 7–11. Workshop must be booked upon arrival.