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Discover Science with the University

Come and discover science for yourself with a series of fantastic hands-on science activities for the whole family.

Child in lab coat and safety glasses

‘Discover Science with the University of Edinburgh at the Museum’ runs from 26 March to 4 April at the National Museum of Scotland.

Part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival, our events include drop-in activities, workshops and shows covering a range of science subjects.

There's something for everyone, and much of it is free!

 

The Science Festival website has full details of all University shows and booking information.

Edinburgh International Science Festival - Discover Science

What's on?

Science Festival favourite, Dr Bunhead, will be back, creating chaos as usual with his Crash Test Jelly Babies show.

Or come meet our staff and students and discover:

  • how seeds grow into plants
  • how insect and human eyes work
  • why the Chairman of IBM was so wrong about computers
  • what we need to eat to make a perfect poo

The museum will also play host to Show Science, a series of talks by Museum curators on everything from archaeology to zoology. All ages are welcome.

These are just some of the activities available - see the Science Festival website for full details of all University shows.

More Information and how to book

The Science Festival website has full details of all University shows and booking information.

Drop-in activities are FREE and no tickets are required.

Tickets are available in advance from the Science Festival box office (Tel: 0131 524 9830) or online.

On the day you can obtain them (subject to availability) from the Discover Science ticket desk in the Main Hall of the National Museum of Scotland.

Event details

Discover Science

Time: 10am to 4.30pm daily, including Sunday

Wednesday 26 March 2008, 12.00am

Thursday 3 April 2008, 11.00pm

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

National Museum of Scotland