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The Science of Game of Thrones

A new series of dazzling skullduggery, bloodshed and frozen-zombie-warrior-creatures begins! Join us for an evening of Ice and Fire (though if we're honest about it, mostly Fire). Award-winning comedian Helen Keen and explosive science communicator *Ian Simmons *from Newcastle's Centre for Life, bring you experiments and…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 10 Apr

£8 (£6) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Dr Bunhead's Exploding Easter Egg Show

Join Dr Bunhead for some serious Easter action with rainbow foam fountains, an Easter egg explosion and a bunny bazooka. Ages 7+.

George Square Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 10 Apr

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sat 11 Apr

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Absolute Improv!

To Be Continued… Fast-paced, hilarious improv show that will have you coming back for more. 2-time Edinburgh Fringe sell-out! Scottish and international improvisers create witty sketches based on your suggestions (à la Whose Line is it Anyway?) - so be sure to arrive ready to shout out odd and wonderful ideas, and…

theSpaces on the Mile, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Space 2

£6 / 0845 508 8316

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Space 2

£10 (£9) / 0845 508 8316

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Space 2

£9 (£8) / 0845 508 8316

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 29 Aug

Comedy Club 4 Kids

  • 4 stars

Top comedians play to the toughest crowd: kids. And they have to keep it clean.

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7) / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Upstairs

£8 (£7) / 0131 623 3030

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Upstairs

£10 (£9) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 8 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Mon 10 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

A crime has been committed; can you help us solve it? Become a forensic scientist in our special Crime Scene Investigation workshop. Study the crime scene and decipher the clues left behind by finding fingerprints, identifying soil samples and investigating blood. Can you solve the mystery and help us catch the…

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 10 more dates until 18 Apr

Edinburgh Mela

World music, dance, fashion, food and fun spread over four areas: the Main Music Stage, the Mela World Dance Feste (newly established in 2012), the Mela Mix stage and the Mela Kidzone. The Mela Global Food Village is on hand to replenish your energy after taking in all the sights and sounds.

Leith Links, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 661 7100

Sun 30 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 661 7100

A Very Short Introduction to…Forensic Psychology

Lie detection, offender profiling, jury selection, insanity in the law, predicting the risk of re-offending, the minds of serial killers are topics that fill both the news and fiction. They are all aspects of the rapidly developing area of scientific psychology broadly known as forensic psychology.  This  Very Short…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Tue 7 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire

The Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire is back for its third year at Summerhall, showcasing the diversity of human creativity and bringing together all sorts makers under one big roof. There will be gadgets, hardware, software, knitwear and food and the whole family will love interacting with robotic puppets, 3D printers, models…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Reindeer Safari

This award-winning environmental art piece from Finnish live arts collective Other Spaces allows the sense to sharpen as the group experiences the borderline between nature and human culture. Experience the city as a reindeer. Hear about the reindeer's way of life then walk, quietly and collectively as a herd would…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

£10 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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Dancing Light

If you think science and dance have nothing in common, think again. In this dance workshop you'll learn to move like a photon. We'll illustrate the features of light and its uses in everyday technologies using movement, dance, music and fun interactive activities. No dance experience needed. For ages 8-13. Ages 8+

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Fri 10 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sat 11 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 2 more dates until 13 Apr

Forage on the Farm

Experience the delicious delights of the farm and find out what it takes to get fresh ingredients from the field to your plate. Take a tour around Gorgie City Farm with some foraging for food along the way. Once your basket is full you'll have the opportunity to cook up a tasty treat in the kitchen and challenge your…

Gorgie City Farm, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sun 5 Apr

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 13 more dates until 19 Apr

Game Masters

Featuring over 100 playable games, including the likes of Pac-Man, Mario Kart, Minecraft and SingStar,  Game Masters showcases the work of more than 30 leading videogame designers.  The exhibition explores the development of videogames through interviews with game designers, rare original game artwork and interactives…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sun 5 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 14 more dates until 20 Apr

Into the Impossible

Only a generation ago many modern devices were unimaginable and as techonology progresses, so does the reach of reality. All of a sudden the everyday incudes wonderous objects that were previous merely dreams. Invisibility cloaks, quantum physics, hoverboards and time machines sound futuristic today but what about…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

LateLab: TRON v TRON: Legacy

Greetings programme. Welcome to the Grid. Kick off the LateLab *season by playing *Light Cycle to decide which of these two films gets the Atmosphere treatment in this special expanded cinema event to complement the Game Masters exhibition. Be transported inside the software world of a mainframe computer where interaction…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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Record Breaking Science

From the biggest bubbles you've ever seen, to boomerangs nearly 3 metres across and giant Slinkys, join the BBC One Show's Dr Marty Jopson as he delves into the science behind his recent record attempts. Find out what it takes to be part of a Guinness World Record-holding team as Marty reveals the secrets of his success…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Wed 15 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Timmy the Turbine

Snuggle into the story tent where our Storytelling Scientists are waiting to take you on an amazing adventure… Join Timmy the Turbine on his journey as he searches for a new home, learning fun songs and rhymes along the way and making something special to take home with you. Ages 3+

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 10 more dates until 18 Apr

Board Games with a Science-y Twist!

Enjoy an afternoon of science-inspired board games that will give you the chance to tackle climate change, cure diseases or prevent lab explosions. Drop in for anything from 15 minutes of dice-throwing and collecting dinosaurs, to an hour or two of solving puzzles and saving the world. Children are very welcome but must…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 12 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Born To Dance

Dr Peter Lovatt, psychologist and ‘Doctor of Dance’ at the University of Hertfordshire is back at the Science Festival by popular demand. He has partnered up with Bangor University's dancer-turned-neuroscientist Dr Emily Cross for an on-your-feet investigation of the mechanics of how we read the world when we get on…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 16 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Brain Box

What's in the Brain Box? There are clues inside but you'll need to use your brain to work it out! Become a brain scientist, find out how amazing your brain is and investigate how it works. Follow us on Twitter @brainboxone. For ages 8-12. Ages 8+

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Tue 14 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Wed 15 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Thu 16 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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Gadget Factory

Investigate and explore how everyday gadgets work and build your own in our mini  Gadget Factory. Once you've learned the secrets of soldering there's no end to the stuff you can make! After you've grasped the basics of creating an electrical circuit, pick your kit from the wide range of gadgets on offer and use your…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Apr

£7 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sun 12 Apr

£7 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 13 Apr

£7 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 2 more dates until 19 Apr

Healthy Lunches: Motor Neurone Disease

Motor neurone disease came to the attention of the wider world in the latter half of 2014, when a clever fundraising campaign known as the Ice Bucket Change became a popular social media trend. Altogether, the campaign is estimated to have raised over £100 milllion in funds. One of the recipients of a research grant made…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Tue 7 Apr

£5 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

The Marie Curie Project

Marie Curie’s incredible story is one of personal endurance in the face of unbelievable odds and her scientific achievements are almost unparalleled. Tangram Theatre Company ’s musical comedies about Darwin and Einstein have played to thousands over five years and this brand new show for 2015 will complete the trilogy…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Tue 7 Apr

£3 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tam Dalyell Prize Lecture: Life Through a Lens

In this year’s Tam Dalyell lecture, Sarah Keer-Keer, from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology in the University of Edinburgh, reveals how taking a dramatic, artistic and fun approach to science helps cell biologists communicate with the public and how in turn the public have inspired the scientists. Join Sarah who…

Playfair Library, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Under 5s Trail

Have fun learning about science as you journey through our special trail for smaller scientists. Look out for a host of activities for under 5s throughout the City Art Centre including the chance to build your own colour wheel and create a spinning toy. Ages 3+

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 10 more dates until 18 Apr back to top