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Attention to all crews! We are taking off to Outer Space! Be prepared to build and launch your own rocket. Use infra-red cameras to test how cold/warm the universe is and examine meteorites to see if there is any life out there. Find out more about designing satellites, probes and rovers for space exploration. And get your bearings using the stars in the night sky. Strap yourselves in tight and we will blast away! Drop-in on Friday 19th from 11am-3pm.
Design and build future-proof home out of cardboard, paper, straws, and lego. Do we expand to the ocean or build up high into the sky? you decide! Come along Friday 19th from 2pm-3pm.
Join Dynamic Earth and the National Museum of Scotland to explore the wonders of our planet. Investigate renewable energy with the National Museum, and get hands-on with building wind turbines and testing solar panels. And then take part in Dynamic Earth's 'Operation Earth' programme and help to solve some of the challenges facing the land, air and oceans of our precious planet. Come along Friday 19th from 4pm-7pm.
Turn it up to 11 at our first ever silent disco, hosted in partnership with Y2K. Find out more about music technology, music production and the science behind music! Turn up on Friday 19th from 6pm-9pm. This event is sponsored and supported by
What do Mars bars, the Sun and waterfalls have in common? Join Intersci to explore what energy is and how we use it. Let real life scientists take you on a journey of discovery through physics. drop-in on Saturday 20th from 10am-2pm.
Midlothian was once a tropical swamp – and the evidence is in the rocks. A scenic walk in Roslin Glen with a geologist from Edinburgh University will reveal a record in the rocks of Scotland’s past. While there we will also visit a former gunpowder works, and see the type of rocks that North Sea oil comes from. Come along Saturday 20th from 10am-12pm.
A day dedicated to you... Your health, happiness and well-being. Discover how your body fights disease and repairs itself, try out our animated 3D anatomy t-shirts that take you right inside your body, and learn more about your diet and food groups too. Pedal yourself a scrummy smoothie, relax with some yoga or have a giggle with body bingo! And there will be various mini fitness tests on the day too, including reaction speed, flexibility and strength tests. Come along…
Back by popular demand - get your heart pumping whilst getting blasted with vivid colours. Run or walk the course – just enjoy the day! Be sure to wear white! And sunglasses are recommended. Tickets are: £4 (£3 under 16 yrs) or £10 per family (up to 2 adults and 2 children) Two races will take place on the day to allow more people to enjoy and take part in the run, safely. Children under 11 years must…
Join the Ranger Service and the Friends as we explore the waters of the North Esk with nets, trays and magnifiers and discover the fish, bugs and beasties that live there. Wear suitable footwear as you may get a little wet.
Discover astronomical features visible to the naked eye with the help of scientists and engineers from the Royal Observatory Edinburgh. WRAP UP WARM. Book yourself in for Saturday 20th from 7pm-9pm.