Edinburgh International Science Festival

The Edinburgh International Science Festival is ascience festival  which takes place each April in Edinburgh, Scotland. The festival features hundreds of talks, tours and exhibitions for children, families and adults in locations around the city. The festival was first held in 1989, and its principal sponsors are the Edinburgh City Council and the Scottish Executive. The Edinburgh International Science Festival is one of the largest science festivals in Europe and the 2010 had over 200 different events across the city.

Science Festival partners include the Medical Research Council, SCI-FUN, the University of Edinburgh, Our Dynamic Earth, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Bang Goes The Theory and many more.

The touring arm of the Edinburgh International Science Festival is Generation Science which is the educational outreach programme. It is one of the largest providers of science education outreach in Scotland.