Science Extravaganza Heads to Fife

The countdown to Fife Science Festival is underway!

With just weeks until its kick off, Fife Science Festival will showcase the wonders of science, covering everything from engineering and computing to wind power and our very own insides.

Isabella Melking & Jordan Young from Fife Science Festival - credit Central Fife Times

Isabella Melking & Jordan Young from Fife Science Festival – credit Central Fife Times

Encouraging visitors to get hands-on with science, family-friendly events will travel to Cowdenbeath Leisure Centre on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May and The Lomond Centre, Glenrothes on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 June 2017, offering four free fun and inspirational days for the whole family to enjoy.

‘A Day in the Life of …’ will kick-start each festival weekend and shed light on the many, exciting career opportunities within Fife, with the chance to meet and mingle with University of St Andrews scientists, as well as those working in engineering locally.  These inspirational events will be held in Cowdenbeath Leisure Centre and The Lomond Centre, Glenrothes on Saturday 27 May and Saturday 3 June respectively.

Meanwhile, ‘Science Adventure’ will let visitors explore the challenges in designing train stations, witness live demos of medieval combat, learn about boat-building and investigate their own anatomy! Get to grips with electric engineering, and discover how psychologists study how children think and learn. You can experience these amazing activities at Cowdenbeath Leisure Centre and The Lomond Centre, Glenrothes on Sunday 28 May and Sunday 4 June respectively.

Fife Science Festival will culminate with a ‘Meet the Expert’ event at Dundee Science Centre on Saturday 10 June 2017, with free tickets available to Fife locals.

Can’t wait to get a taste for science? Head along to science busking events with Dundee Science Centre’s team ahead of the big family events 11am – 3pm on Saturday 20 May at the Green Space, Cowdenbeath Town Centre and 11am – 3pm on Sunday 21 May at Kingdom Shopping Centre, Glenrothes.

Brought to you by Dundee Science Centre and funded by the Scottish Government, Shell UK, Edina Trust and  Fife Council,  the annual festival will offer a diverse range of free activities for the general public.

As Rebecca Erskine explained, Fife Science Festival is for everyone – “Once again, we are delighted to be unveiling the programme for Fife Science Festival with inspirational activity-packed days for the whole family.  We’re really looking forward to bringing these tailor-made events to the communities of both Cowdenbeath and Glenrothes and get a real buzz from watching audiences become immersed in, and excited by the activities on offer.”

“We also love hearing stories from those who leave our events feeling inspired to take a new career direction as a result of the Festival, and have no doubt that some of our activities, and insights from those already working in science on our doorstep, will generate that same effect this year!”

For more information, please contact, phone 01382 868606 or visit


Note to Editors – Fife Science Festival is managed and coordinated by Dundee Science Centre and funded by Scottish Government, Fife Council, Shell and Edina Trust.


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