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Science at the HeART of Things

We put 'Science at the HeART of Summerhall' with a series of specially curated exhibitions and installations showcasing the work of artists inspired by science. Summerhall curator Paul Robertson brings together Bigert & Bergström, David Burrows of Plastique Fantastique, Jessica Lloyd-Jones, Michel Paysant, Silas Parry…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 31 more dates until 24 May

The Bone Library

A collaboration between students and staff from Edinburgh College of Art and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, who are working on a project that development of 3D models in veterinary education.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 31 more dates until 24 May

Helen Storey: Dress of Glass and Flame

Sculptural dress made of glass and flame, originally exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2013.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 31 more dates until 24 May

What a Drag

Drag, also known as air resistance, is the force that air exerts on aircraft which slows them down. Follow a trail around our collections to see how this has shaped aeroplanes before learning more through science demonstrations with our facilitators. Then build your own model parachutist. Presented by National Museums…

National Museum of Flight, North Berwick

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Power of Ten: Inventing Logarithms

Learn about the extraordinary work of John Napier, the 16th century Scottish landowner, astronomer, physicist and mathematician whose invention of logarithms made possible huge advances in physics and maths, as well as the scientific basis of modern music theory. Napier also devised an early calculator known as Napier's…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 74 more dates until 6 Jul back to top

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

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Jessica Lloyd-Jones: Hidden Energies

Sculptural works reflecting the artist's interest in natural phenomena, such as particle physics and biological electricity.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 31 more dates until 24 May

Sylva

Comprising of illustrations by artist Sarah Simblet as well works from other classic tree books, this inspiring exhibition celebrates 350 years since the publication of John Evelyn’s Sylva – A Discourse on Forest Trees. Come along to marvel at these remarkable drawings and vote for your favourite tree book of all time.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 33 more dates until 26 May

Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Exhibition

Outstanding exhibition of the best natural history photographs from all over the world, on loan from London's Natural History Museum.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0300 123 6789

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0300 123 6789

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0300 123 6789

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 39 more dates until 1 Jun

Bigert & Bergström: The Weather War

Swedish artists Lars Bergström and Mats Bigert look at human behaviour and how it interacts with technology. The Weather War is about the effort to track tornadoes, and is a documentary/art film tracking the duo's attempt to stop tornadoes using a homemade device called a Tornado Diverter.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 31 more dates until 24 May back to top

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

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 4 more dates until 27 Apr

Norrie Harman, Rebecca Appleby, Dean Kemp and Greg Townend: 26/04/86

Paint, ceramics and sculpture addressing and exploring the very-much-lingering legacy of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster in April 1986.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 31 more dates until 24 May

Corin Sworn

Photographs and an installation inspired by natural plant dyes and research into plant specimens.

Inverleith House, Edinburgh

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 57 more dates until 29 Jun

David Burrows: In outer space there is no painting or sculpture

Work by British multimedia artist, one half of Plastique Fantastique.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 31 more dates until 24 May

Michael Houstoun

Praised as one of New Zealand's finest musicians, Houston plays a programme which includes Vaughan Williams, Ravel's Le tombeau de Couperin, Lilburn's Chaconne and Rachmaninov's Piano Sonata No 2.

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Tue 19 Aug

£8.50 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Michel Paysant: Onlab

French artist Paysant is noted for his mastery of cutting-edge technology. His Eyedrawing consists of drawings of an object made by automatically tracing the motion of the human eye as it looks at the object, so Paysant's Eyedrawing self-portrait is literally a portrait of himself looking at himself.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 31 more dates until 24 May

Silas Parry: Possibility of Life

Works by Scottish artist concerned with re-imagining artefacts and their place in our lives.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 31 more dates until 24 May