Dunbar SciFest has become one of Scotland’s leading science festivals and has proved so popular that it’s expanding from a seven day to an eleven day event. Dunbar SciFest, organised by a team of dedicated volunteers, has grown from a Sunday afternoon event in 2011.

Dunbar's first SciFest in 2011 brought the local and wider Scottish science community together in our town. We reached out to children not just at Dunbar Primary school and Grammar school, but to all the local primary schools, along with their extended families.

Dunbar SciFest 2012 won the National Science and Engineering Week Best Community Event 2012!

Dunbar SciFest returns for 2015! The Dunbar SciFest Weekend is Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 March 2015 (10am - 5pm both days) in the John Muir Campus of Dunbar Primary School and the Bleachingfield Community Centre, with cafés in both venues.

Get stuck into wacky workshops, sit back and enjoy science stage shows and have family fun at diverse drop-in sessions. For under-fives, there’s storytelling and soft play. The stage shows are presented in British Sign Language or are BSL/English interpreted.

SCI-FUN, the University of Edinburgh’s Scottish Science and Technology Roadshow will take over the Bleachingfield Community Centre with 50 interactive science activities that will keep you entertained for hours.

After the huge success of 2014, we will again run an Early Bird event for children with Autism Spectrum Condition, giving them and their families exclusive access to experience the SCI-FUN interactive exhibits on Sunday 8 March, 9-10am.

Use our App to find out more about Dunbar SciFest events and keep up to date with the latest news!
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What's New

* You can now see which events require you to book a place.
* Using Cloud messaging, our dedicated team of volunteers can keep you up to date with latest Dunbar SciFest news and events.
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January 26, 2015
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