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Edinburgh International Science Festival


Boasting such scientific luminaries as Alexander Graham Bell and Charles Darwin amongst its one-time denizens, it's only fitting that Edinburgh should claim its position as birthplace of the modern science festival. Edinburgh International Science Festival

Inaugurated in 1989, the Edinburgh International Science Festival is regarded as one of the leading such events worldwide.

The key to its success is interaction, whether between the scientific community and general public, or indeed between the general public and hands on installations and exhibitions.

Aimed at all ages, open debate, challenge and experimentation are the watchwords with plenty on offer to pique the curiosity of the younger attendee - an impressive schools programme has been part of the Festival since 1991.

An outreach programme aimed at encouraging a greater interest in science amongst the young is also part of the programme. Edinburgh International Science Festival

Avoiding an emphisis on dry theory, the festival focuses on science and technology in everyday life being used and perfected by everyday people for exciting, real-world applications.

The Edinburgh International Science Festival takes place at some 20 venues across the city and attracts in the region of 70,000 visitors each year. Amongst others, the venues include:

Edinburgh International Science Festival

  • Dynamic Earth
  • The Assembly Rooms
  • Edinburgh Zoo
  • The Royal Observatory
  • The Royal Botanic Garden
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Museum of Flight

For more information, please call the Edinburgh International Science Festival offices on +44 (0)131 558 7666 or visit the official Edinburgh International Science Festival Website.

You can read about other Edinburgh festivals using the links at the bottom of the page.

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