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Edinburgh Science Festival

The world's oldest science festival returns to Edinburgh for 2019. The Edinburgh Science Festival powered by EDF Energy will run 6-21 April with the theme of Frontiers. 

Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings, the 2019 Festival theme will explore the boundaries of knowledge and the spirit of adventure and enquiry that drives science, technology, engineering and maths.

Edinburgh Science Festival Programme Highlights

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The Science Festival presents over 200 events for families and adults over the course of two weeks. The vibrant and varied programme includes everything from fun family days out to new exhibitions, shows and performances, discussions with pioneering thinkers and some very special events. 

Key themes for this year's festival include:

- Healthcare frontiers
- Engineering frontiers
- Digital frontiers
- Environmental frontiers
- Planetary frontiers

Family festivalgoers can enjoy five floors of sensational hands-on science at City Art Centre, world class theatre at Summerhall and a host of hands-on activities and more at National Museum of Scotland and other partner venues across Edinburgh.

The exciting adult programme of discussions, workshops, performances, screenings, special events and exhibitions features everything from science themed parties and experimental food events to discussions with leaders in the fields of medicine, space, genetic research, environmental science and data, among others, is set to create unforgettable festival experiences.

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