Explorathon in Edinburgh

Join us for a smorgasbord of enticing events to celebrate EU Researchers Night in Edinburgh on 25 September 2015. Experts from archaeology to zoology will be on hand, hosting ceilidhs, comedy and community events. Most events are FREE but some do require advance booking.

View the full 2015 Edinburgh programme

Not got kids in tow? Check out our programme for adults.

Off school or college and wanting to get out of the house for not much money? Check out our programme for age 16+.

Events for all the Family

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EXPLORATHON Afternoon @ RZSS Edinburgh Zoo

12-6pm
Admission included with zoo entry
Drop-in

Enjoy a Zoo-perb opportunity to meet roar-inspiring scientists, educators and researchers.

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EXPLORATHON @ NMS 2014

EXPLORATHON Afternoon @ The National Museum of Scotland

12-5pm
FREE
Drop-in

Come for the afternoon and play with cutting-edge digital data, see how we speak and discover the destructive power of volcanoes.

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Glasshouse

EXPLORATHON Afternoon @ Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

12-5pm
FREE
Drop-in

Come and meet the experts – botanists, soil and food scientists – and feed your curiosity.

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Waverley Food Market – Localmotive Market!

11am-7pm
Platform 2, Waverley Station
FREE
Drop-in

Stimulate your tastebuds and mind while discovering local Scottish food and drink.

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What Makes a Brass Instrument Sound Brassy?

5:30-8:30pm, James Clerk Maxwell Building
FREE
Drop-in

Get behind-the-scenes access to leading physics research.

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Dancing Light

2-3pm and 3.30-4.30pm, National Museum of Scotland
FREE
No booking required, age 8+

Can you move like a photon? Learn all about the unique properties of light through dance.

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Artcasting: art, place and digital engagement in galleries

4-7pm, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
FREE
Booking preferred but not essential

Come to the Gallery of Modern Art to try artcasting, a new digital approach to evaluating engagement in galleries.

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Age 16+

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From the Ground Up: Career Tips, Tricks and Tales

4-5pm, National Museum of Scotland
FREE
No booking required

Join the experts for a career session filled with top tips, insider knowledge, and even a bit of networking.

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Bright Club – Curious Comedy (ages 16+ special)

5.30-6.30pm, The Stand Comedy Club
FREE
Advance booking advised

Enjoy the freshest thing in stand-up – straight from the (research) field to the stage.

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Guerrilla Lighting on the Royal Mile

7.45-9.45pm, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
FREE
Booking required

Join an interactive and quickly moving tour of some of the darker and less visited Closes off the Royal Mile.

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The Hidden World of Functional Disorders

8-9pm, LifeCare Edinburgh
FREE
No booking required

How would you feel if you were paralysed or had blackouts, only to be told you were imagining it, hysterical, or making it up?

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Age 18+

Science Ceilidh

Science Ceilidh

Doors 7pm, Teviot Row House
£5 in advance and on the door

Enjoy your favourite dances rejigged with a twist of science.

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PhD in an Hour

6pm onwards, Akva
FREE
No booking required

One PhD student, one fascinating topic, one hour.

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L’Etre et le Neon

7.15-8pm, Banshee Labyrinth
FREE
RSVP

The cultural, historical and philophical story of how the City of Light transmitted its spirit in the form of a gas.

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Ghosts, Fairies and Second Sight in Early Modern Scotland

7.30pm, White Horse Bar
FREE
No booking required

Stories of Scottish ghost, fairy and second sight beliefs from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries.

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