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Dumfries and Galloway Science Festival Family Day


£ Price



11.00am - 4.00pm


Easterbrook Hall


Free Event
Sponsored by the Crichton Trust

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Spring into Science

Free hands-on activities for all the family and all ages.  Now in its ninth year, Dumfries and Galloway Science Festival offers loads of free activities for the whole family.  Come join in the following:

  • Whose Poo  – Do you know your rabbit poo from your deer? Take the challenge, learn about our local wildlife and scoop a prize.
  • Powering the Future – Glasgow Science Centre comes to town with this hands-on exhibition exploring the question – Is our energy affordable, secure and environmentally sustainable?
  • Lego Robots – have fun playing and programming with Computer Xplorers.
  • Launchpad – Design, build and launch cardboard rockets with the Institute of Physics.
  • Explore jet propulsion by making simple balloon rockets and launching them with the RAISE team.
  • D&G Bat Group – Get up close and personal with samples of bat species.
  • Our Dynamic Earth – Do you know what lives in the deep waters around Scotland? Play with some underwater robots and get hands-on with watery experiments.
  • MadLab – a unique, hands-on soldering electronics workshop for children and adults.
  • The UV Drawing Room – enter and explore the wonderful world of UV light.
  • Crawl inside the inflatable planetarium to explore the suns, stars and planets. With the Galloway Forest Astronomy Society.
  • Spring Makers Corner – Celebrate the wonderful wildlife on our doorstep with the Glasgow Science Festival.
  • Kinetic Sand and Slimelab – Do you find kinetic sand hours of fun but a bit pricey? Come make your own slime and then turn it into kinetic sand and save the £s.
  • Seedswap – got any seeds you don’t want? Bring them along, donate to the seed collection, and see if you can pick up what you are after.
  • ……Science Cake eating and many many more………Science shows.. Pop-up potting shed….Science face painting. ..Construction Corner. Spot the birdie.

Entry FREE but all donations gratefully received for MOOL.

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