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Science Alive Gala Day

October 7 @ 11:0015:30
Lasswade Centre

A day exploring the totally amazing life sciences. Experience our science tattoos, try out our fully animated 3D anatomy t-shirts which will teleport you inside the body, build your own good bacteria from felt and polystyrene and discover how your remarkable body fights diseases and repairs itself, along with using some high tech microscopes to delve into a world unseen by the naked eye! There will be plenty of hand-on activities throughout the day, including X-ray body painting too.

Wild Science

October 8 @ 11:0015:00
Vogrie Country Park

A day of scientific adventures awaits at Vogrie Country Park. Connect with nature, explore the elements and release your wild side! Out in the park, complete our scavenger hunt, become a red squirrel detective, search for fossils or try your hand at pond dipping. Under canvas there will be lots of science demonstrations, crafts and activities, and maybe some slimy or furry friends to meet too! You can grab some tips about how to build a better relationship with your…

Easter Bush Campus Open Day

October 14 @ 12:0016:00

Visit the University of Edinburgh’s Easter Bush Campus and see behind the scenes at The Roslin Institute and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. Meet our scientists and vets, hear about their work, take a tour of our buildings and get hands-on with fun activities suitable for all ages. Both The Roslin Institute Building and the Veterinary Teaching Building will be open to visitors, so allow plenty of time to see and do everything! Dolly’s café at The Roslin…

rockets & children

Science Gala Day: Lets Rocket to space

October 16 @ 13:0016:00
Newtongrange Library

Blast off and explore outer space from the comfort of Newtongrange library, build and launch your own rocket, try your hand at infra-red photography, create a star map and test it out during a virtual planetarium show or plan an Astrobiology mission – to discover if there is life beyond Earth! It’s sure to be out of this world!

Dalkeith Science Gala Day

October 18 @ 11:0015:00
Dalkeith Arts Centre

Roll Up, Roll Up and prepare for some mind-boggling and mind-blowing science! Explore how we see colour, discover how holograms work and make your very own blueprint using UV light. Also, help save the planet and build a renewable city, make a mini wind-turbine and see how right here in Midlothian we convert “trash to gas”.

Mayfield Science Gala Day

October 20 @ 13:0016:00
Mayfield Library

You’re invited to a world of science fun and wonder. How does your brain work? How do light and sound waves travel? What is a super computer? How does 3D printing work?  How do we fight disease? All this and more will be explored and answered throughout the day. And sssshhhh... don't tell anyone, but we will also show you how to write secret messages using science!

Dinos and Rocks Gala day

October 21 @ 11:0015:00
Loanhead Library

Get ready for a prehistoric adventure at Loanhead Library. Dig for dinosaur bones, plant and take home your very own Jurassic Fern, make life sized dinosaur footprints and also meet Mr Fossil and his vast collecting on real fossils. Create your own mini demonstrations of global processes such as plate tectonics and erosion and discover how the Earth has changed over 4.5 billion years. Build your own 3D landscape and of course, not forgetting everyone’s favourite create your very own…

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