Edinburgh Science Festival 2023

01 Apr 2023 - 16 Apr 2023
Last updated: 11 Jan 2023

The Edinburgh Science Festival was the world's first such festival when it launched in 1989. Today it remains the UK’s largest Science Festival and for 2 weeks each year - centred around the Easter break - offers a range of amazing experiences for all ages, with a programme of exhibitions, events, workshops, performances, screenings and discussions.

The Festival's annual programme takes over venues across the city, including galleries, museums, public spaces and more. In doing so, it delivers loads of fun, fascinating activities alongside serious and provocative debate on subjects ranging from quantum physics to environmental ethics - and although focused on science, the festival always has a strong theatre, music and visual arts programme, highlighting the creativity that lies at the centre of both arts and science.

Children (and grown-ups too) will love the interactive exhibitions and workshops where they can get their hands dirty while learning about the science behind spaceships, weather, dinosaurs, the human body and much, much more. Trained educators will blow their minds with demonstrations of just how amazing the world can be. Meanwhile, adults can look forward to a range of entertaining evening events including discussions, performances, food and drink plus lots of hands-on experiences.


Practical info

Pricerange per day
10 to 25 euro
Rock , Electronic Music
Main target group
Under 12 y/o , 12 - 16 y/o , 16 - 25 y/o , 25 - 50 y/o
Directions & transport
City center , Suburbs
Average attendence per day
Above 10.000 attendees
Art disciplines
Digital Arts , Music , Theater , Photography/Video , Paintings
Support for disabled people