Edinburgh International Science Festival,
Sat 31 Mar – Sun 15 Apr 2018, various venues.
In 2018, Edinburgh International Science Festival celebrates its 29th year. It was the world’s first Science Festival and it remains one of the largest to this day. Bringing a programme packed with vibrant, innovative, hands-on activities and events to the city each year. Different events are designed for children, adults and families. So, there’s something for everyone!
The festival encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the excitement of cutting edge scientific discoveries. Previous guest speakers have included renowned Professors Richard Dawkins, Brian Cox and Robert Winston.
Last Year’s Programme
This year’s programme is still to be announced, but here’s what went on in 2017:
The varied programme followed the theme ‘Our Connected World’. An exploration of the Information/Digital Age and the intersection of science and technology with the digital and creative industries.
The festival took over the City Art Centre, Summerhall and the National Museum of Scotland as its main hubs. In addition, partner events took place across Edinburgh, putting science at the heart of the city for two action-packed weeks.
A Festival for All Ages
Taking place in the Easter Holidays, the Edinburgh International Science Festival is the perfect family day out. But, it’s not just for kids. There is a whole section of exciting events aimed at adults too.
Full programme details and tickets for 2017 are available on the Edinburgh International Science Festival website or through the Science Festival Box Office on 0844 557 2686.