link Get Connected at Edinburgh’s International Science Festival 2017

Welcome to the Festival ! 

The Edinburgh Science Festival is Europes biggest Science Festival, taking place all over Edinburgh from 1st-16th April 2017.

Edinburgh science festival

Sponsored this year by EDF Energy, its the perfect destination for a family getaway, over the Easter break. 

Offering a programmes for Children , Teen’s and Adults alike, the festival invites audiences to “Get Connected” to Science.

Edinburgh science festival

Families can “plug in” for great days out at 29 venues across the city , including a six-floor science playground at City Art Centre, suitable for all ages.

With the purchase of a day pass     ( £8 for Adults from £7 for children and free for under 2’s ) it gets you access to explore as many events as you like at the art centre. ( prebooking advised on the festival website below).

With 270 scheduled events over all the venues, this year promises to be the biggest festival ever.


Last year I was lucky to attend with my teen, over the festival he built a computer network , tinkered with an engine , experienced what it was like to be a zombie, played with fire , wrote his own computer game programme and hung out with some proper scientists. There’s plenty to keep children of all ages entertained, including the big kids at heart. 

Edinburgh science festival

Edinburgh science festival

Check out our video highlights below :

This year’s programme include “Play is Fun” an interactive family friendly hands on exhibition , with a new exhibition space,  The Experiementaruim at Summerhall. 

It will be holding  events such as, How do rivers work? , whats it like to be a heart scientist?  Plus the return of last years popular blood bar, where you can mix up your own gooey blood clot.

Blood bar edinburgh science festival

For the over 8’s there’s the chance to take part in a spot of Emergency Surgery where you can scrub in and treat your “patient” with the help of a “surgeon” to operate on knees , stomachs and brains  *please note no real live  humans are used for this activity !! 

Edinburgh science festival

For more information and booking details of all the events check out the websites below. 

Official Science Festival website 

Edinburgh Festival City

For information on travelling to, and where to stay in Edinburgh , go to 

Visit Scotland’s official site

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