Enjoy science-themed hands-on activities, demonstrations and specialist talks. Everyone is welcome at these events for all ages.

Saturday 17 November: Sound

As our Rip It Up exhibition draws to a close, our November Science Saturday will explore the science behind sound. How do animals communicate? How does music make you feel? Can you play music with a laser? Can you make a robot dance? Explore these activities and more in an afternoon of music-related fun with St Cecilia’s Hall, Marty the Robot and our learning team. Suitable for all ages.

Saturday 19 January: Aye, Robots

In January we welcome the Science Museum’s blockbuster Robots exhibition to the National Museum of Scotland. From early mechanised human forms to today’s cutting-edge technology, this major exhibition reveals our 500-year quest to make machines human. Our Science Saturday in January will be all about robots, coding, and artificial intelligence and there will be plenty of opportunities to get hands-on with some modern robots of all shapes and sizes! We will be joined by teams from world-class robotics organisations from Edinburgh and across Scotland.

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Header: Humanoid robot ‘Cygan’, built by Dr Piero Fiorito, Turin, Italy, 1957 © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum.

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Exhibition
Robots

From early mechanised human forms to today’s cutting-edge technology, this major exhibition reveals our 500-year quest to make machines human.
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Feature
Science and Technology galleries

Communications, transport, industry, engineering, energy and medicine: how have scientific and technological inventions changed our lives? Explore the history of innovation in Scotland and across the world through interactive games and thought-provoking displays.
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Exhibition
Rip It Up
The Story of Scottish Pop

Discover the story of Scottish pop music at the National Museum of Scotland as we take you on a musical journey from the 1950s to the present day.
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Event information

When

17 Nov 2018 - 19 Jan 2019
12:00-16:00

Where

National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh

How much

Free

Booking information

Drop-in, suitable for all ages

17 November

19 January

 

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