Edinburgh Science Festival

Take three: must-visits at Edinburgh Science Festival

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Edinburgh Science Festival returns to the capital from 06 – 21 April. Here festival and creative director Amanda Tyndall picks three must-visits, all of which take a playful look at our responsibility to planet Earth


Build and Break

With a big block Imagination Playground and an E-waste Tinker Station that let imaginations run wild, Build and Break is a free interactive exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland delivering lots of hands-on fun and raising important questions about our consumerist society and thirst for the latest hot new devices.


A Human Touch

This large-scale, open-air photography exhibition at the Scottish Parliament is beautiful and thought-provoking featuring an amazing collection of images from around the world. It shines light on the effects our hunger for resources has had on the planet as well as some of the inventive steps being taken to minimise harm for future generations. Runs until 08 May.


Benedict Allen Ultimate Explorer

A new venue for the science fest, the Pleasance hosts 10-days of workshops and performances from 01-14 April. For families, there’s the new Science in the Spotlight theatre commission Melody and Sam: Record Breakers, while adults can look forward to great nights out with science-inspired laughs from Robin Ince and tales of adventure from Benedict Allen.

For full listings and events, visit sciencefestival.co.uk

Edinburgh Science Festival / What to see / Edinburgh things to do

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