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Edinburgh Science Festival celebrates its 35th Anniversary

From The Traitors with robots to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon in a planetarium to history of poisons, the Festival has something for all as it celebrates its 35th anniversary.

This year’s edition takes place between 30th March and 14th April in venues in and around Edinburgh.  It features over 150 talks, workshops, exhibitions and activities for all ages.

Family-favourite City Art Centre is back: five floors of hands-on science extravaganza for children between 3 and 12 years old. From making your own scab or slime to becoming an animal conservationist, investigating a crime scene or programming your own robot, City Art Centre is the most fun a family can have this Easter break!

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Visit the National Museum of Scotland to see the future of construction, fashion and packaging in the form of… fungus! Growing Home is a major new interactive exhibition exploring the future of sustainable materials.

There are events at the Edinburgh Zoo, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Summerhall and many more, including discussions with world-leading researchers and scientists: Prof Chris Lintott, presenter of the Sky at Night, Prof Richard Wiseman, psychologist, magician, entertainer, Dr Erica McAlister – fly expert from the Natural History Museum, Rachel Miller, a National Geographic explorer, Laura Foster – BBC Health and Science presenter, Prof Sarah Sharples, Chief Scientific Advisor for the Dept of Transport.


Throughout Edinburgh


30th March to 14th April 2024

More Information

Find out more about Edinburgh Science Festival here. 




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

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