Science Festival set to get you connected

GET Connected in April as the world's first and Europe's biggest science festival explores what it means to live in the Information Age.

Tuesday, 14th March 2017, 2:57 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:40 am

From 1st to 16th April, this year’s Edinburgh International Science Festival connects 29 venues across the city, boasting around 250 speakers and 270 events.

With a rich programme aimed at children, teenagers and adults alike, tickets are now on sale for all events, the highlights of which include two brand new exhibitions; Play On at the National Museum of Scotland, and Moments in Time on The Mound.

For music lovers, Public Service Broadcasting perform The Race for Space Live at the Usher Hall, while the festival’s biggest ever theatre programme spills into the Traverse and Royal Lyceum theatres amongst others.

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Great Easter holiday days out for families include the new Experimentarium drop-in at Summerhall, and hands-on workshops for teenagers at the National Museum of Scotland.

Alongside favourite venues such as the City Art Centre, the Zoo, Royal Botanic Garden and Dynamic Earth, this year the Science Festival expands into the National Museum of Flight, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh Gin Distillery and Surgeon’s Hall Museum.

You can even take a road trip to explore deep time at Siccar Point or tour Torness Power Station.

Other highlights include Contemporary Connections, an exhibition highlighting the space where art meets science, and GastroFest, in which food and science combine into fun for all the senses.

International Science Festival, 1-16 April, for tickets and full programme go to