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Brick Wonders

Architectural gems in Lego, created by Warren Elsmore.

Riddle's Court, Edinburgh

Sun 20 Apr

£2–£4 / 0131 220 1232

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Street Science

With mind-boggling experiments and dazzling science demos, our busking bikes take street performance to a whole new level. Find out all about the latest developments in Scottish science and witness explosions, weirdness and plenty of mess. Look out for our Street Science team around town and on your local high street up…

Various venues, Edinburgh

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

New Life on the Farm

Tour Gorgie City Farm and get up close and hands-on with our feathered and furry friends. Explore the importance of livestock for food production and experience some popular highlights including seeing a chick as it develops inside an egg and have your wellies nibbled by our piglets! Presented by Gorgie Farm. All Ages

Gorgie City Farm, Edinburgh

Sun 20 Apr

£4 / 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

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire

After winning the Creative Edinburgh Unite Award in 2013 for bringing creative people together, the Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire is back – this time bigger, shinier and with more knobs on! Filled with novel gadgets, ingenious inventions, demonstrations, performances and interactive workshops, the Faire lets Scotland’s…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 20 Apr

£3 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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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

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0300 123 6789

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

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

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

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

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
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Corin Sworn

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

Inverleith House, Edinburgh

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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

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

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Dürer's Fame

  • 4 stars

Albrecht Dürer was more than just the most gifted artist of the Northern Renaissance. Thanks to his mastery of printmaking, he was a one-man industry; his ability to produce multiple copies of his images enabled his fame to spread across Europe. This major new exhibition of his work features a selection of his prints from…

Duff House, Banff

Sun 20 Apr

Included in admission / 01261 813004

  • 11:00 – 17:00

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

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Helen Storey: Dress of Glass and Flame

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

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
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Jessica Lloyd-Jones: Hidden Energies

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

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

LATELAB: Gastrolab - Open Sauces

Food, culture and the environment have an intricate relationship that extends back to the origin of humans as a social species. To survive, we eat; to eat, we feed the environment that feeds us – food is a product of the reciprocal connection to our ecological habitats. FoAM look at food from a holistic and systemic…

Edinburgh University Informatics Forum

Sun 20 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science 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

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

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

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Professor Egghead and the Survival of the Fittest

Join Prof Egghead for a brand new interactive science show! Follow in the footsteps of renowned conservationist, John Muir, and embark on an adventure with some very special wildlife friends. Presented by The Scottish Seabird Centre. 4+

Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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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

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Silas Parry: Possibility of Life

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

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

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

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

The Future's Bright

Join us to make a simple wind turbine and test it in the wind tunnel to see how fast it turns. Jump on the bike to see how much energy it takes to walk, cycle or drive to school and try out a range of fun activities that show how easy it is to have a cleaner, greener lifestyle. All Ages

The Centre, Livingston

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.