Voyage into the Unknown

From chasing glacier goo down a slope to making apple bird feeders, science is all around, inside, above, beneath and amongst us – that’s the focus of this weekend’s Dundee Science Festival events!

‘Voyage into the Unknown’, which will take place at Dundee Science Centre on both Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October 2018, hopes to reveal everyone’s ‘inner scientist’, encouraging visitors to dig deep when it comes to fact finding.

From glaciers and birds to observing the way children take part in research, a number of local experts will descend on the centre this weekend, including RSPB, University of St Andrews ABC Lab and Geobus. The event will run from 10am until 5pm on both days – standard entry fees apply.


Paul Strachan, Exhibition and Community Engagement Manager, Dundee Science Centre said, “We’re hoping to show people that science isn’t just about space and the ‘final frontier’ – it’s also about the environments we all live, work and play in, from beaches and mountains to the tiniest of insects in our garden and bacteria in our homes. We’ve lined up lots of activities to get people thinking out of the box, and to have lots of fun learning about science in its many forms.”

Now in its ninth year, the celebration of science will run from Saturday 6 October through to Sunday 21 October 2018, with over 20 events designed to entertain, inspire and fascinate, most of which are free of charge.

Throughout Dundee Science Festival, the emphasis will be on exciting and accessible events, with the majority taking place within community centres and Dundee Science Centre. With families at the heart of the festival, free ‘Science Adventure’ and ‘Storytime Session’ events will take place in six community centres. There is plenty on offer for adults too, with free creative workshops challenging visitors to transform old jewellery into stunning new pieces or experiment with UV light printing.

Dundee Science Festival is brought to you by Dundee Science Centre, Scottish Government and University of Dundee.

For more information, and to view the programme in full, please visit or follow Dundee Science Festival on social media – @DundeeSciFest (Twitter) (Facebook).


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