Weird Science


There’s a fun-packed programme of events for families during this April’s Edinburgh International Science Festival (1-16). At the Blood Bar, make your own scabs, mix up a gooey blood clot and even touch a real heart. Young robotics engineers will love getting hands-on at Robot Lab, which has everything from cute football-playing robots to an assembly-line robot that wants to learn to work with you. Wee Science at Edinburgh Zoo looks at how dogs bark, meerkats call, but only humans use words, while My Monkey and Me for primate babies aged 0-2 years, and their grown-ups, involves sensory science, stories and songs inspired by the National Museum of Scotland’s Monkey Business exhibition. Also look out for lots of great family theatre shows, creative digital arts activities and two of the most popular science entertainers around will be on hand to keep things lively. You can Sing and Dance in Space and Time with Mr Boom, or join TV’s favourite stunt scientist for Dr Bunhead’s Eggcellent Eggsplosions. With 270 events across 29 venues, Europe’s biggest science festival promises to make young science boffins explode with excitement!

Find the full programme of events at sciencefestival.co.uk

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