Come along to our brand new National Mining Memorial Centre and experience a Davy Lamp demo with one of our ex-miner guides. Hear his own personal insights into to what life was like for the miners going underground.
Venue: Summerhall: Main Hall
200 years ago, Scottish geologist James Hutton suggested the Earth was very, very old. 4,600 million years old in fact! But how big a calculator would you need for all those numbers? Help us find out as we build an earth clock, marking events from dinosaurs’ extinction, to human evolution, right up to the present day. Presented by Our Dynamic Earth.
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.
There’s an outbreak of disease on the farm but what’s the cause and how can we stop it? Be a veterinary scientist for the day and help fellow scientists from The Roslin Institute to investigate what the disease is, where it came from and how it can be treated. Perfect for children aged 10–14. Supported By: Presented by The University of Edinburgh.
Bring your little ones for sensory science story sessions inspired by our Mammoths of the Ice Age exhibition. Ages 3 and under. Presented by the National Museum of Scotland.
Venue: Edinburgh Castle: Exhibition
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.
Join a time travelling tour in Holyrood Park. Step up to see if you can spot the evidence for ancient seas, exploding volcanoes and creeping glaciers as the fascinating geological history of the area is unraveled through an engaging mix of storytelling, activities and observation skills. Please note: Tour involves steep climbs and rough paths. Presented by Our Dynamic Earth.
Join Professor 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.
Venue: St Andrew Square: Garden
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 new, and beautiful, ways.
Venue: Gorgie City Farm: Farmyard
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.