Discover Our Science

General event

Discover Our Science

  • Event time: Starts on 2nd April 2024. Runs until 12th April 2024
  • Event dates: 2nd April 2024 to 12th April 2024
  • Location: Event Space (Level 2), National Museum of Scotland

Event details

Join physicists and the National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) who are big on biofilms to: 

  • build LEGO microbes and bacteria to add to a 2m x 2m LEGO display of a model biofilm 
  • be immersed in a biofilm weaving factory to build your own virtual biofilm fabric, using the latest Meta Quest 3 for a fully immersive VR experience

These form part of the 'Discover our Science' event at the Edinburgh Science Festival.

As part of this event, you will also meet researchers in biology, chemistry, maths, medicine and Generation Scotland, discover what they’re working on and have a go at being a scientist yourself.

Free drop-in event.

Suitable for all ages.

Dates and times

Tuesday 2 – Friday 5 April & Tuesday 9 – Friday 12 April

10.30am–12.30pm & 1.30pm–4.30pm

Edinburgh Science Festival 

This event is part of the Edinburgh Science Festival.

Discover Our Science

Full Edinburgh Science Festival programme: 

Edinburgh Science Festival 


National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC)

About General events

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