Learn how the chapel was built back in the 15th century, the art of building with stone and the painstaking preservation work carried out by master stonemason Nic Boyes and his team.
Please note that there was a printing error and the four Dancing Light Sessions are on Wed 14th Oct and not Tues 13th as stated in the brochure. We wholeheartedly apologise for this error and hope that it has not inconvenienced you too much. Details of the event and all the booking info can be found here where you can also book the events via Eventbrite.
This is our Press Release issued today (1st Oct) in excited advance of our festival running from 2nd (tomorrow!!) until 17th Oct! We’re very excited about bringing this to you – come out and see us as often as you can. Midlothian Science Festival is delighted to have “POP!” the award-winning entertainer, open the festival this week with his fascinating bubble show. This innovative event will take place on...
Come and learn about Robot driving. A fun session with lots of Robots to try your driving skills on!
With Rockets to build and launch, and some friendly scientists to talk you through some hands on experiements, this will be an afternoon of super science in your library!
Love video games? Have a great idea for a video game, but you don’t know where to begin? Come and learn how to create and design your very own video game using an Xbox controller.
A science-themed soft play session for little ones and a chance for their carers to meet Roslin Institute scientists working on reproductive biology.
An evening with a short talk and discussion from a range of people who live and work with cancer.
Come to these lovely workshops featuring light and it’s uses in everyday technologies by using movement, dance, music and fun interactive activities.
Make a glow in the dark night-light and have some fluorescence fun. Learn why some things light up in the darkness then have a go at making some glowing objects of your own.
Find the answers to many interesting questions at the mobile hands-on science centre from the University of Edinburgh. It features more than fifty incredible activities involving ideas from across the sciences.
One of our most popular events returns! This amazing day of life science fun includes many hands on activities, games and shows. No need to book, just drop in.
Join Moorflix Community Cinema for a film screening of Blockbuster hit ‘The Theory of Everything’, a film about the life of Steven Hawkings.
Through interactive games, a short film, and a 'talk show' atmosphere with comedienne Susan Morrison and a panel the show presents the work of Edinburgh researchers into the ageing brain.
Explore the wonders of the paranormal with Dr Caroline Watt from the Koestler Parapsychology unit and participate in a series of experiments.
Harald Haas is the pioneer behind a new type of light bulb that can communicate as well as illuminate – access the Internet using light instead of radio waves. Come and hear about this first hand.
Join the rangers in Roslin Glen to explore the world of science: exposive rockets!, workshops, guided plant walks, geology, communications, and teas 'n' cake.
Meet scientists and vets from University of Edinburgh’s Easter Bush Campus, hear about their work and get hands-on with fun activities suitable for all the family.
Learn from Dr Brian Moffat how Augustinian monks used herbs and remedies, and about the methods used to discover (Midlothian Hospital) Soutra's secrets.
Light entertainment for all the family! Festival atmosphere, delicious food, music, lanterns and a stunning light exhibition at Dalkeith Kings Park.