Our workshops offer secondary school students to experience history, science, art and design up close, in a practical, hands-on environment.

Animal Adaptations workshop

S1-S4 pupils can explore how adaptations have evolved through natural selection on a range of animals.

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Big Ideas Day - Genome Testing: A Choice?

Would you sequence your own genome? In collaboration with world-leading experts from the University of Edinburgh, S5-S6 pupils explore the rapid pace of scientific progress and debate the issues and moral challenges it seems likely to bring.

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Careers Hive

Careers Hive is an immersive careers event for S1 to S3 students presented by Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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DNA: A Question of Taste

This hands-on workshop allows Advanced Higher Biology students to experiment with modern laboratory techniques, including DNA extraction, PCR, restriction enzyme digestion and gel electrophoresis.

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Fashion at the Museum

Discover more about our new Fashion and Style galleries through a series of talks and workshops for S4-S6 pupils.

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Fashion photography workshop - FULLY BOOKED

Students from S5-S6 will learn the skills to prepare for a fashion shoot, with one day at the museum and an afternoon at Stills: Centre for Photography.

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Get Energised Challenge Days

Get Energised is a science, engineering and technology engagement programme for National Qualifications Physics pupils.

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Get Energised Science Investigation Day

Get Energised is a science, engineering and technology engagement programme for S1-3 pupils.

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Meet the Expert

Meet the Experts behind some of the inventions, discoveries and technology in our new Science and Technology galleries. The expert will change each month to cover different topics within the curriculum.

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Monkey Business exhibition visit

Explore the world of primates, from the tiny mouse lemur to the mighty gorilla in our temporary exhibition Monkey Business.

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Pandemic - can you save the world?

Our new immersive science show puts S1-S2 pupils into a world where a pandemic has broken out and they have to make the correct choices to save humanity!

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Scotland and Britain 1830-1939: Emigration

In this workshop for pupils studying for National Qualifications 3-5 and Highers, objects are used to explore why people left Scotland and what life was like for them in North America.

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Teacher-led handling boxes

Our free handling boxes contain artefacts and natural world specimens for pupils from nursery age to S6 to touch and investigate.

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Teacher-led object handling: Jewellery

This teacher-led session offers National Qualifications 3-5 and Higher students a chance to explore our contemporary jewellery handling collection.

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Volcanoes: Investigating Montserrat workshop

In this S1-S3 workshop, pupils will be presented with a real-life natural disaster from Montserrat and will work in groups, using evidence, to make decisions about how to survive.

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