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Tours and Trails | Edinburgh Science Festival 2021

Posted: 24 June 2021 by Edinburgh Science

Take the chance to get out the house and explore the world around you with our programme of guided tours and self-led trails.

Join us as we celebrate amazing women who have passionately contributed to the world of STEM in our Women in STEM Street Art Trail – a series of street art pieces across the city showcasing nine remarkable women and their achievements. Try out AWEN – A Walk Encountering Nature, an experience that combines interactive art, sound, movement and play prompted by global climate data and science.

Learn about the different types of bird calls as you’re guided through a walk in the woods in The Wild World of Birdsong. Take a journey back in time during The Dead Interesting Science Tour as you walk along the pathways of Warriston Cemetery and hear the tales of its fascinating tenants and the trails they blazed during their time on Earth. The Wander of Science takes you on a guided walk around central Edinburgh, sharing the stories of the extraordinary scientists and world-changing science that came from the city.

Even if you’re not based in Edinburgh, you can still take part in some of our self-led trails! Our Colourful Parks can be done in any park and Sensory Seashore Scrapbook can be done anywhere on the coast.


Explore the full list of Tours and Trails below:

AWEN - A Walk Encountering Nature

Buzzing About at the Botanics - Summer Trail

Climate Detectives

Deep Time Walk

Discovery Trail

Edinburgh 2050 - how will climate change affect our city?

Edinburgh's Mathematical History

Exploring Edinburgh's Volcano - Adults and Young People

Exploring Edinburgh's Volcano - Children and Families

Festival Discovery Trail

Holyrood Geology Walk with Dr Isla Simmons

James Clerk Maxwell Walking Tour of Edinburgh

My Depression, Your Depression - Same Name, Different Story

NatureCast #Livefromthewild


Our Colourful Parks

Outdoor Family Walk: A Frozen Land

Outdoor Family Walk: A Tropical Land

Outdoor Family Walk: A Volcanic Land

Outdoor Family Walk: The Peoples' Land

Road to COP 26

Rockpool Ramble

Seashore Nature Detectives in Musselburgh

Seashore Nature Detectives in North Berwick

Seaweed Excursion

Secrets of Healthy Cognitive Ageing

Sensory Seashore Scrapbook

Sherlock Holmes and the Biofilms Mystery

The Dead Interesting Science Tour

The Stills Planet

The Wander of Science

The Wild World of Birdsong

Urban Fossil Detective

Walk and Talk with Ellie Harrison

Walking Through the COVID-19 Vaccine

Women in STEM Street Art Trail