Stirling Science Festival at Thistles Stirling

As Part of Stirling Science Festival

Betty the Basking Shark 

01st October – 31st October

The work of Edinburgh artist Johnathan Elders, Betty is a life-sized basking shark which aims to illustrate the sheer scale of Scotland’s electronic waste problem.

Community Gallery Coding Challenges

01st October – 31st October

Take on our coding challenge! Create a text based adventure game using any piece of software. In a classic interactive fiction book your story would change depending on what option you picked at various points …there was always more than one ending to the story or you sometimes never made it to the end of a story! We would like you to create a similar story using software. Include some amazing science facts in your story. Games will be accessible throughout the Thistles via a QR code.

What’s your STEAM Story exhibition

12th October – ongoing

Bicycle Powered Scaletrics and Smoothie Bikes 

19th October – 20th October

Start pedaling to generate the electricity required to make the cars speed around the track on our Bicycle Powered Scalextrics! Or generate energy to whilst pedaling on bikes to power blenders.

Lego Showcase and STEM boxes

20th – 21st October

One Button Benny

20th – 21st October

First Session 12PM
Second Session 2PM

Join award-winning author Alan Windram and award-winning actress and presenter Rachel Kennedy as they come together in this highly interactive picture book event for three- to six-year-olds with sing-along songs, song writing, storytelling, and lots of fabulous visuals from the books. There will definitely be some ‘robot dancing too. Find out what happened when Benny pressed his button.


21st October

Come join Froglife and learn more about how to create, restore and manage ponds for amphibians and other wildlife! You can also join a novel virtual reality exhibition

How Clean Are you Hands?  – activity by NHS Forth Valley

21st October

Under the Microscope – an introduction to microbiology, activity by NHS Forth Valley

21st October

Dementia Awareness Activity, activity by NHS Forth Valley

21st October

Event Info

Cost - £


Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1DE

+44 (0)1786 27 4000


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