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Brick Wonders

Architectural gems in Lego, created by Warren Elsmore.

Riddle's Court, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

£2–£4 / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 20 Apr

£2–£4 / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Pirate Gran

You'd never know Gran was a pirate – until you need her most! Based on Geraldine Durrant & Rose Forshall's Pirate Gran series.

Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Udderbelly

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Udderbelly

£6 / 08445 458252

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Udderbelly

£10 (£9) / 08445 458252

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

The Bee Man Of Orn

An adaptation of Frank R Stockton's tale of a man in search of his former self.

Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre

£8 (£7) / 0131 225 4825

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 5 Aug

Theatre

£8 (£7) / 0131 225 4825

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 6 Aug

Theatre

£8 (£7) / 0131 225 4825

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 9 Aug

Living Lights

Living Lights photographic exhibition reveals how emission of light by living organisms is used for a variety of reasons, including fireflies who use periodic flashing to attract mates; dinoflagellates that make the sea sparkle at night; anglerfish whose bioluminescent lures attract prey and squid that expel luminescent…

The Mound, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

The classic tale of young Alice and her magical wonderland adventures, brought to life with puppets and exciting characters.

theSpaces on North Bridge, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Theatre 2

£9 (£7) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Theatre 2

£9 (£7) / 0845 557 6308

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Theatre 2

£9 (£7) / 0845 557 6308

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Dinosaur Zoo

Dinosaurs aren't extinct! They're just hiding out on the other side of the world. Erth's Dinosaur Zoo brings its Jurassic creations to Scotland with an opportunity for children to get right up close.

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Grand

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

Grand

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Grand

£7 / 0131 556 6550

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

The False Memory Archive

Working with leading scientists from the relatively new field of false memory research, Artist A R Hopwood’s work stimulates questions about how our minds construct the past. Drawing upon fascinating research demonstrating our susceptibility to false memories, this exhibition features contemporary artworks and a unique…

Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

The Boy in Blue

Comedy ghost story about a young boy betrayed by his mates. Suitable for the family.

Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Theatre

£5 (£4) / 0131 225 4825

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 12 Aug

Theatre

£5 (£4) / 0131 225 4825

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Theatre

£5 (£4) / 0131 225 4825

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 15 Aug

Field of Light

See Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square differently thanks to Field of Light, an immersive experience by artist Bruce Munro. First seen at his home in Wiltshire in 2004, Munro reimagines his unique installation for every space it inhabits, using the medium of light to encourage visitors to explore pathways through the space in…

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 7 more dates until 27 Apr

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

A fusion of animation, puppetry, projections and music are used to tell the epic story of quiet hero Alvin's search for his wife's lost soul in the depths of the ocean.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 6 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:15
  • 13:15

Wed 7 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:45
  • 13:30

Thu 8 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 19:00
…and 2 more dates until 10 May back to top

Too Many Penguins?

Frozen Charlotte Productions and macrobert present a show that packs fun, laughs, entertainment and penguins into the mix. Suitable for ages 1–4.

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 9 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale 17 March. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

Sat 10 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale 17 March. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 14:30
  • 16:30

Sun 11 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale 17 March. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 13:30
  • 15:30

Mon 12 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale 17 March. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 09:30
  • 11:30

World of Bubbles

Step into a wonderful world of bubble magic and prepare to be amazed… Discover the perfect bubble mixture and design your own bubble wands to create some unexpected and jaw-dropping shapes. Catch a beautiful smoke-filled bubble, stand inside a giant bubble and even turn a round bubble square. All Ages

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Saltbush

An interactive journey through the culture and landscape of Aboriginal Australia where children are invited to explore, play and dance with the performers. Ages 4–8.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 8 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 13:30
  • 19:00

Fri 9 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:30

Sat 10 May

The Studio

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets available Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 11:30
  • 15:00
…and 2 more dates until 12 May

Jungle Safari

Put on your safari gear and embark on an incredible and memorable journey through the deepest, darkest regions of the jungle. Our team will help you discover the fascinating world of animal communication and learn more about the amazing range of sounds the creatures of the jungle make. Please note: This workshop is closed…

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Martin 'BigPig' Mor presents Funny Stuff for Happy People

Kids can bring their adults along to this show without any worry of them getting bored, as there's a lovely blend of comedy, storytelling, magic, and some stupid science to top it off.

Balgreen Library, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8 (£7) / 0131 529 5585

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8 (£7) / 0131 529 5585

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Stand in the Square

£8 (£7) / 0131 529 5585

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 24 Aug back to top

Nina and the Neurons

Inspired by experiments from the CBeebies show, Nina and the Neurons Earth Explorers. Prepare to have fun while you find out more about the science that is all around us. Please note: Nina will not be present at the workshops. 3(+Nina will not be present at the workshops.)

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

a small story: eine kleine geschichte

Starcatchers and Theater o.N. present a world of objects and visual storytelling for 2–4 year olds.

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Tue 6 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 13:30
  • 15:00

Wed 7 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 09:30
  • 11:30

Thu 8 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale Mar 17. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 13:30
  • 15:00
…and 2 more dates until 10 May

Code Crackers

Enter the cyber-bunker – a hi-tech hub where you’ll crack codes, crunch data and find out how security agencies protect you from online crime. As part of a digital security team, this code-breaking mission will open your eyes to a hidden world of intrigue and enigma. Please note: This workshop is closed with no viewing…

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Photolab

Create and develop your own beautiful picture to take home by arranging unusual objects on a glass plate and exposing the pattern on to a piece of photographic paper in the dark room. Chemistry has never been so cool. 5+

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

The Brain Game

The human brain is the most complex living structure on Earth. Each one contains around 86 billion cells – over ten times the number of people on the planet. Come and find out more about the workings of this amazing organ and how it is affected by dementia with a range of memory games and hands-on challenges for children…

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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The Medieval Construction Show

Peter the stonemason has returned from the 14th century to show us how medieval builders created amazing structures such as castles and abbeys. Follow the journey that a block of stone would have taken from the quarry to become the keystone in a beautiful gothic arch in this lively, interactive show. Presented by…

Edinburgh Castle

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Up to Speed

A funny, moving tale about two school children, Barnaby and Jade, and what it’s like to be the odd one out. Ages 8+.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 8 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale 17 March. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:15
  • 13:15

Sat 10 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale 17 March. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 18:00

Sun 11 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale 17 March. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 15:30

Mon 12 May

£10 (Family £8 each) / 0131 228 1404

Tickets on sale 17 March. Part of Imaginate Festival.

  • 10:45
  • 13:15

Amazing Bubble Man

Bubbles, people in bubbles, square bubbles, round bubbles. Basically all your bubble needs.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Music Hall

£10 (£8) / 0131 220 4348

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Music Hall

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Music Hall

£11 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 24 Aug

Blood Bar

Prepare to be grossed out at the Blood Bar as you make your own scabs, mix up a gooey blood clot and even touch a real heart. Explore the science of blood and see how we can diagnose disease with some cutting edge technology. Take a closer look at the heart, lungs and oxygen in Don’t Hold Your Breath, and find out what…

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

City Art Centre Day Pass

During the Science Festival, we transform Edinburgh City Arts Centre into a science playground packed full of workshops, shows and interactive events. A Day Pass gets you into the City Arts Centre to explore as many events as you like. Pre booking your day pass is strongly advised to avoid queues and disappointment. All…

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

Free (£4.90) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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