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Activities for Adults and Young People | Edinburgh Science Festival 2021

Posted: 24 June 2021

The Science Festival isn’t just for kids! We’ve got plenty of interactive activities for adults and young people to enjoy throughout the Festival, both online and in person.

Join in with Stranger Than Fiction – a panel game with a difference, where your team has to sort the surprising facts from ridiculous fiction. Take part in the ultimate zoom quiz UniverSILLY Challenged Quiz, and enjoy a night of laughter with one-of-a-kind virtual cabaret with ECOmedy Night. If food is more your thing, enjoy Cheeseology at Home and learn the science behind cheese as you taste some of the finest cheeses around – don’t forget to order your cheese pack in advance

Take a trip to the woods in interactive workshop Foraging Filmmakers, and create a beautiful, abstract 16mm celluloid film using foraged plants and botanicals. Over 18s can join our friends at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh for an informative gin tasting event, Botanicals – The Heart of Gin.


Explore the full list of Activities for Adults and Young People below:

70% Water: Life and Science aboard a Research Ship - Adults and Young People

Beneath the Mask? Exploring Mental Health Nurses' Emotional Work Through the Arts

Botanicals - The Heart of Gin

Cheeseology at Home


ECOmedy Night

Foraging Filmmakers

Glitter Bar: A Makeover Takeover!

Life in the COVID Bubble: Voices from the Frontline of Critical Care

Out for the Count - The Mathematics of Voting Systems

Seaweed Specimens for Art and Science

Seeing Music Interactive Exhibition

Signing Science - BSL Virtual Laboratory Tour

Stranger Than Fiction - The Panel Game

The Big Data Show Online

The Evidence Chamber

The Flea Circus - The Smallest Show on Earth

The Mirror Trap

The Wildest Quiz in Town!

UniverSILLY Challenged Quiz

Virtual Tour of the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic

Virtual Tour of the Institute of Genetics & Cancer

Virtually Explore: Science and Engineering at The University