Best exhibitions to see at the Edinburgh Science Festival

Best exhibitions to see at the Edinburgh Science Festival

In Memoriam, Luke Jerram

The summer festival season begins this weekend with Edinburgh's hybrid Science Festival programme

Edinburgh's festivals get underway tomorrow with all things science, technology, engineering, and mathematics related. Here's a quickfire list of some top exhibitions on show across the Science Festival's 16 days.

The Ancient Greeks propelled humanity's interest in the elements (essentially earth, air, fire, and water), but this 20-minute multi-sensory journey suggests that there may be more scientific discoveries in this field to come.
Summerhall, Saturday 26 June–Sunday 11 July, 10.30am–6pm on the half hour, free (donations welcome).

Pale Blue Dot
As part of the Year Of Coasts And Waters, this exhibition explores our relationship with the ocean, featuring intriguing species and jaw-dropping ecosystems.
National Museum Of Scotland, Saturday 26 June–Sunday 11 July, 10am–4.15pm, free (donations welcome).

In Memoriam
Luke Jerram (he of Museum Of The Moon fame) brings us a new installation which honours those who have lost their lives due to the pandemic.
Royal Botanic Garden, Saturday 26 June–Friday 9 July, 10am–5pm, free (donations welcome).

Oscillation In Light & Sound
The Urban Conga have produced five large crystal shapes that come alive in different ways as influenced by each person's movement, offering new perspectives on sound waves and light.
St Andrew Square, Saturday 26 June–Sunday 11 July, 10am–5pm (Friday & Saturday until 8pm), free (donations welcome).

Human Nature
This large-scale outdoor photography exhibit looks at how the world is tackling the climate crisis with a particular emphasis on the existential threat to our jolly green spaces.
Portobello Promenade, until Wednesday 21 July, free.

For full listings see The List's Edinburgh Science Festival page or visit