Edinburgh Science Festival 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.