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Edinburgh International Science Festival 2018

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Sat 31 Mar – Sun 15 Apr 2018, various venues.

Edinburgh International Science Festival was the world’s first Science Festival and it remains one of the largest to this day. Every Easter, it brings a programme packed with vibrant, innovative, hands-on activities and events. Different events are designed for children, adults and families. So, there’s something for everyone!

The festival encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the excitement of cutting edge scientific discoveries.

Life, the Universe and Everything

In 2018, the festival celebrates its 30th year with a varied programme following the theme ‘Life, the Universe and Everything’. This will focus on the wonder and diversity of life in all its forms. And, they’ll be asking the big questions. Where have we come from? Where are we going? And, how can science and technology help us sustain our planet for future generations?

You’ll find this exciting programme of events at the City Art Centre, the National Museum of Scotland, Summerhall, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh Zoo, Dynamic Earth. Plus, many more venues across the city.

A Festival for All Ages

Taking place in the Easter Holidays, the Edinburgh International Science Festival is the perfect family day out. At the City Art Centre, gallery spaces are transformed into a scientific playground for families, packed with workshops, shows and interactive activities.

But, the festival is not just for kids. There is a whole section of events aimed at adults too. Discussions, debates, screenings and nights out, all have a scientific twist. They have designed most adult events for audiences aged 14 and over, unless otherwise stated.

Explore the Programme

So, view the full programme details and get tickets for the Edinburgh International Science Festival today.