Edinburgh Science Festival
Science Festival at the Botanics – Food Forever
Create your own unique plant specimen and discover how and why botanists preserve plants for scientific study.
We’ll also be asking big questions about the science of food. How can we use technology to design better diets, and why is our diet so different to that of our closest relatives, the great apes?
What can we do to make farming more sustainable, and how are the wild ancestors of the plants and animals still vital in securing our food supply?
Take part in hands-on activities that will appeal to all ages, and a programme of talks linked to the Food Forever exhibition exploring how people around the world are protecting and using biodiversity to deliver greater food security.
Young scientists can help the Easter Bunny find the right spring greens for her soup in the Easter Trail and the adventurous can join Call of Nature for a playful field trip.
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh welcomes all visitors and aims to provide best possible access to everyone in order that they enjoy their visit to our Garden. Click here for access details.
The Edinburgh Science Festival runs from 6 to 21 April 2019.
Book your tickets:
- Online: Edinburgh Science Festival
- Phone: 0131 226 0005
- In person: Fringe box office, 180 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QS. From 10:30 to 17:30.
Download the programme (pdf)
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