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What's On Calendar

Download your What's On Guide Winter - Summer 2020 here or view calendar below

February
Fri 28 Feb
at 09:30 AM
Dinky Dinos: Wilbee The Bumblebee
Dinky Dinos: Wilbee The Bumblebee

Come along to Dinky Dinos, our brand new storytelling club for pre-school children! For just £3 per session (pay on the day), you can enjoy story time,...

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Sat 29 Feb
at 10:00 AM
Dino's Dynamos
Accidental Science
Accidental Science

Experiments don’t always go to plan. Join Dino to learn about some accidental discoveries from the last 20 years as well as some scientific ‘facts’ pro...

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March
Sat 07 Mar
at 10:00 AM
Dino's Dynamos
Messy Science
Messy Science

Dino wants to make a mess to see how it all feels. Join us for our free messy science and sensory drop-in day, full of hands-on messy fun!

Drop-in se...

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Sat 14 Mar
at 10:00 AM
Dino's Dynamos
Eco Engineering
Eco Engineering

Over the last 20 years we’ve learned a lot about how engineering can affect our planet. Join Dino as we look to the future of engineering and design ou...

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Sat 14 Mar
at 10:00 AM
Dino's Dynamos
Missions to the Moon with Apollo
Missions to the Moon with Apollo

Join Dino on an epic mission to our closest neighbour in space, the Moon! What did it take for humans to land on the Moon and where might we journey in...

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Sat 28 Mar
at 10:00 AM
Dino's Dynamos
The Future
The Future

Dino turns 20 this year and a lot of science has happened in that time! But what will the big discoveries and developments be over the next 20 years? J...

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April
Thu 02 Apr
at 10:00 AM
Dino's Dynamos
Dino’s Outdoors
Dino’s Outdoors

Release your inner explorer and join Dino on an adventure into Holyrood Park!

Dino’s Outdoors days run from 10am to 2.30pm and cost £5 per child per ...

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Sat 04 Apr
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Sun 05 Apr
at 08:30 AM
General
YOGAia – Yoga under Gaia
YOGAia – Yoga under Gaia

An amazing opportunity to do Yoga and see the Earth as it appears from the moon!

Join us for an hour of yoga under Gaia – a huge 7-metre scale model ...

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Sat 04 Apr
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Thu 09 Apr
at 10:00 AM
General
Destination Space!
Destination Space!

Blast off into space with an event that is truly out of this world!

Explore the universe through explosive demos, fun interactive activities, and han...

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Sat 04 Apr
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Wed 22 Apr
at 10:00 AM
Gaia
Gaia

An art installation by Luke Jerram. 

Marvel at our planet like you've never seen it before, as Luke Jerram's stunning Gaia comes to Edinburgh for the...

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Sat 04 Apr
at 07:30 PM
Evening Events
Dynamic Earth: After Dark
Dynamic Earth: After Dark

Join us to launch this year’s science festival in style under the stunning artwork Gaia by Luke Jerram.

Dynamic Earth is going elemental with our sci...

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Sun 05 Apr
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Sun 19 Apr
at 06:00 PM
Evening Events
Dome Nights - Gaia & Capcom Go!
Dome Nights - Gaia & Capcom Go!

Enjoy an amazing cinematic treat. Pick up your popcorn, walk under the stunning artwork Gaia by Luke Jerram - a scale version of our home planet - and ...

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Sun 05 Apr
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Sun 19 Apr
at 06:45 PM
Evening Events
Dome Nights - Gaia & Planets 360
Dome Nights - Gaia & Planets 360

Enjoy an amazing cinematic treat. Pick up your popcorn, walk under the stunning artwork Gaia by Luke Jerram - a scale version of our home planet - and enjoy ...

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Sun 05 Apr
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Sun 19 Apr
at 08:00 PM
Evening Events
Dome Nights - Gaia & Dark Side of the Moon
Dome Nights - Gaia & Dark Side of the Moon

Enjoy an amazing cinematic treat. Pick up your popcorn, walk under the stunning artwork Gaia by Luke Jerram - a scale version of our home planet - and enjoy ...

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Thu 09 Apr
at 10:00 AM
Dino's Dynamos
Dino’s Outdoors
Dino’s Outdoors

Release your inner explorer and join Dino on an adventure into Holyrood Park!

Dino’s Outdoors days run from 10am to 2.30pm and cost £5 per child per ...

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Fri 10 Apr
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Sat 11 Apr
at 10:00 AM
General
Earth from Above
Earth from Above

The surface of our Earth is changing at a faster rate than ever before. Dr Murray Collins and his team of scientists from the University of Edinburgh show ho...

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Fri 10 Apr
at 07:00 PM
Evening Events
Exploring the Five Deeps
Exploring the Five Deeps

The deepest parts of the ocean are one of the final remaining frontiers of discovery left on our planet.

Much of the deep ocean is unmapped and draws...

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Sun 12 Apr
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Mon 13 Apr
at 10:00 AM
Family
Atlantic Adventures with ATLAS - April 2020
Atlantic Adventures with ATLAS - April 2020

Dive into the deep with Atlantic Adventures with ATLAS and get hands-on with daily drop-in activities for the whole family.

Intrepid explorers can go...

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Sun 12 Apr
at 06:00 PM
Evening Events
Dome Nights - Gaia & Supervolcanoes
Dome Nights - Gaia & Supervolcanoes

Enjoy an amazing cinematic treat. Pick up your popcorn, walk under the stunning artwork Gaia by Luke Jerram - a scale version of our home planet - and enjoy ...

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Mon 13 Apr
at 06:00 PM
Evening Events
Dome Nights - Gaia & We Are Stars
Dome Nights - Gaia & We Are Stars

Enjoy an amazing cinematic treat. Pick up your popcorn, walk under the stunning artwork Gaia by Luke Jerram - a scale version of our home planet - and enjoy ...

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Mon 13 Apr
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Sun 19 Apr
at 09:00 PM
Evening Events
Dome Nights - Gaia & Wish You Were Here
Dome Nights - Gaia & Wish You Were Here

Enjoy an amazing cinematic treat. Pick up your popcorn, walk under the stunning artwork Gaia by Luke Jerram - a scale version of our home planet - and enjoy ...

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Tue 14 Apr
at 10:00 AM
Family
Diving into the Deep
Diving into the Deep

Join us to celebrate our incredible ocean with special guests from the Marine Conservation Society and Heriott Watt University.

Discover how microbes...

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Tue 14 Apr
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Sat 18 Apr
at 02:00 PM
General
Volcanoes that Rocked Edinburgh (with Angus Miller)
Volcanoes that Rocked Edinburgh (with Angus Miller)

Tue 14, Thu 16 & 18 Sat April 2020

Ever wondered what Edinburgh was like when it was home to an active volcano more than 300 mil...

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Wed 15 Apr
at 10:00 AM
Family
Our Living Planet
Our Living Planet

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the very first-ever Earth Day celebration, come along and find out how we can all do our bit to look after our home pl...

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Wed 15 Apr
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Sun 19 Apr
at 02:00 PM
General
Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh's Volcano (with Angus Miller)
Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh's Volcano (with Angus Miller)

Wed 15, Fri 17 & Sun 19 April 2020

Ever wondered what Edinburgh was like when it was home to an active volcano more than 300 mil...

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Thu 16 Apr
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Fri 17 Apr
at 10:00 AM
Family
Air Pollution: Seeing the Invisible
Air Pollution: Seeing the Invisible

Have you ever wondered what makes up the air around you? How might scientists study harmful air pollution when they can’t always see it?

Although the...

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Thu 16 Apr
at 07:00 PM
Evening Events
An Evening with Gaia
An Evening with Gaia

To honour the 30th anniversary of the pale blue dot image, join us for an evening packed with science talks, live music, poetry, and hands-on activitie...

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Fri 17 Apr
at 06:00 PM
Evening Events
Dome Nights - Gaia & We Are Aliens
Dome Nights - Gaia & We Are Aliens

Enjoy an amazing cinematic treat. Pick up your popcorn, walk under the stunning artwork Gaia by Luke Jerram - a scale version of our home planet - and enjoy ...

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Sat 18 Apr
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Sun 19 Apr
at 10:00 AM
Family
Polar Ice Worlds: Heating Up & Melting Down
Polar Ice Worlds: Heating Up & Melting Down

The Polar Regions are some of the most spectacular yet vulnerable places on Earth. Climate change is causing rapid warming of the oceans, atmosphere and land...

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Sat 25 Apr
at 10:00 AM
Dino's Dynamos
Coastal Creatures
Coastal Creatures

2020 is the Scottish Year of Coasts and Waters. 

Join Dino to discover more about the wonders of the shallow sea. Bring your own shoebo...

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May
Sat 02 May
at 10:00 AM
Dino's Dynamos
From Chew to Poo
From Chew to Poo

What happens to food after we eat it and why are the bacteria in our guts so important?

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Sat 09 May
at 10:00 AM
Dino's Dynamos
Now that’s what I call makeymakeymusic
Now that’s what I call makeymakeymusic

Technology & music can be great friends. In this hands-on workshop you will build your own digital instrument using everyday items (including fruit and v...

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Sat 30 May
at 10:00 AM
Dino's Dynamos
Spectacular Space
Spectacular Space

Help Dino answer some big questions about space and explore some of the greatest scientific achievements of the last 20 years.

Three wor...

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June
Sat 06 Jun
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Sun 07 Jun
at 10:00 AM
Family
World Oceans Day
World Oceans Day

To celebrate World Oceans Day and Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters, join us for a weekend of fun activities and demos showing how we are all connected to...

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Sat 06 Jun
at 10:00 AM
Dino's Dynamos
Planet Protectors
Planet Protectors

The rainforests are in danger and need your help! Join Dino in a virtual reality tour and try our eco-friendly shopping challenge to find out how we ca...

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Sat 06 Jun
at 10:00 AM
Dino's Dynamos
Missions to the Moon with Apollo
Missions to the Moon with Apollo

Join Dino on an epic mission to our closest neighbour in space, the Moon! What did it take for humans to land on the Moon and where might we journey in...

Read more >
Sat 06 Jun
at 10:00 AM
Dino's Dynamos
The Future
The Future

Dino turns 20 this year and a lot of science has happened in that time! But what will the big discoveries and developments be over the next 20 years? J...

Read more >
Sat 13 Jun
at 10:00 AM
Dino's Dynamos
Accidental Science
Accidental Science

Experiments don’t always go to plan. Join Dino to learn about some accidental discoveries from the last 20 years as well as some scientific ‘facts’ pro...

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July
Mon 06 Jul
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Fri 10 Jul
at 08:30 AM
General
Outdoor Summer Club: Week 1
Outdoor Summer Club: Week 1

Join the learning team for a week of fun and adventure at our brand new Outdoor Summer Club!

A week long summer club run...

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Mon 13 Jul
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Fri 17 Jul
at 08:30 AM
General
Outdoor Summer Club: Week 2
Outdoor Summer Club: Week 2

Join the learning team for a week of fun and adventure at our brand new Outdoor Summer Club!

A week long summer club run...

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Mon 20 Jul
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Fri 24 Jul
at 08:30 AM
General
Outdoor Summer Club: Week 3
Outdoor Summer Club: Week 3

Join the learning team for a week of fun and adventure at our brand new Outdoor Summer Club!

A week long summer club run...

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Mon 27 Jul
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Fri 31 Jul
at 08:30 AM
General
Outdoor Summer Club: Week 4
Outdoor Summer Club: Week 4

Join the learning team for a week of fun and adventure at our brand new Outdoor Summer Club!

A week long summer club run...

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A number of our What's On activities are part of the National STEM Engagement Campaign.