Venue: Summerhall: Summerhall
Dive into soapy bubbles in this fun introduction to wet felting. You’ll work soft merino felt around a small bell to create your own colourful tactile percussion toy. Please bring a hand towel, apron and small bag to take your wet felt home in. Price includes entry to Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire
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.
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 Scotland.
Enjoy the beauty of our planet and the creatures that live on it captured by the lenses of professional and amateur wildlife photographers from around the world. These awe-inspiring images, selected from 43,000 competition entries from 96 countries, offer a glimpse of the natural world as it has never been seen before. Presented by the National Mueum of Scotland. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is coowned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide. Image: © Hannes Lochner
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 collection of vivid personal accounts of things that never really happened.
Venue: RBGE: John Hope Gateway 1
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. Presented by Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Four hundred years ago, Scottish mathematician John Napier’s pioneering work on logarithms enabled more calculations to be completed in just one hour than had previous been achieved in a day. From the introduction of the decimal point to the development of slide rules, this exhibition explores how Napier’s revolutionary innovations advanced and influenced mathematics from the 17th century to the present.
Venue: Summerhall: Summerhall
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 and a group exhibition entitled '26/04/86', featuring works by Norrie Harman, Rebecca Appleby, Dean Kemp, Greg Townend (who have created works inspired by their understanding of the Chernobyl disaster) and The Bone Library. The Science Festival's science-art trail complements these with works by Prof Helen Storey, Will Nash, Sean Dooley, Richard Firth, Hugh Turvey, Helen Denerley, Fergus Dunnet, Biologica Mathematica, Tim Vincent Smith and Alan Brown. Pick up a copy of our special Summerhall brochure and see our website for details, and explore the heart of science!
Dr Audrey Cameron and Gary Quinn are Brainy and Brawny as they demonstrate science experiments in British Sign Language. Join them to discover exploding pop rockets, how to make elephants’ toothpaste and other magic in a special interpreted event accessible to everyone. Presented by Science Shows in BSL.
Walk in the footsteps of the woolly mammoths! Journey back in time millions of years and discover the animals of the Ice Age at the first UK showing of this interactive, family-friendly exhibition. Joust with mammoth tusks, find out what mammoth fur felt like and touch the replica teeth of a colossal mastodon. Then meet Lyuba, a detailed replica of the 42,000-year-old baby woolly mammoth discovered in Siberia in 2007, and learn why early humans both hunted and honoured these majestic animals. This exhibition was created by The Field Museum, Chicago.