Stirling Science Festival Programme Overview

14th – 31st October

Stirling Science Festival 2021 will run throughout October as a hybrid festival. Featuring science shows, fun workshops, hands-on experiments, talks, exhibitions and much more.

Our exciting programme of in person events will take place from Thursday 14th to 31st October. For example, on Thursday 14th from 10am-4pm, join us for our first ever Stirling Science Festival Family Day. When we will be taking over the Albert Halls for this action packed, socially distanced, free event suitable for all ages.

Our digital programme is freely available for you to engage with at your leisure, through until 31st October. Including an Escape Room Game, bite sized lectures focusing on COP26 themes and Stirling STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts & Maths) activities for you to try at home.

For information on each event click here  or see the full programme below.

Stirling Science Festival Family Day at the Albert Halls

Thu 14 October

Join us at the Albert Halls on Thursday 14th October 10am-4pm for an action-packed day of activities suitable for all the family. The event is free to attend, drop in and will be delivered in a COVID secure way.

Full list of activities below:

The Famous Four Save the Planet – Forth valley College

Virtual Reality Exhibition – Froglife

The Mysterious Life of Urban Hedgehogs- University of Stirling

Renewable Energy – University of Stirling

What can you do about air pollution?  – University of Stirling 

Bogs – Where There’s Muck There’s Brass – University of Stirling

Marty the Robot – CodeBase 



Stirling Science Festival The Science of Sound at Tolbooth 

Fri 15 Oct 

Join us at the Tolbooth on Friday 15th October 10am-2pm for The Science of Sound science show and workshops.

Activities include:

Science of Sound Show – ThinkScience 

Modular Synthesis Workshop


Stirling Science Festival Activities by Stirling Libraries and Archives 

4th – 30th October 

Visit one of Stirling’s libraries. For more information see Get Curious

4th – 31st October

Poetry in Motion Video Lecture

14th October 

Writing Workshop with Children’s Author Emily Ilett – Online Event

Jojo Gnome Loves Sound – Online Event 


Semiconductor – exhibition at the Tolbooth

5th – 28th October

Free exhibition Semiconductor  by UK artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt. Over twenty years they have become known for an innovative body of work, which explores the material nature of our world and how we experience it through the lenses of science and technology. For more information see Semiconductor.

Online Activities 

14th – 31st October 

A range of online activities for families to try at home are available as part of the Stirling Science Festival. Full list below:

Stirling STEAM Kinds

Forth Valley College Activities 

Forth Valley College: Chromatography

University of Stirling COVID-19 Bite-Sized Lectures

University of Stirling COP26 Bite-Sized Lectures 

The Recycla-bots


The Engine Shed: Conservation and Education

The Engine Shed: Digital Documentation

The Engine Shed: Climate Science 


The festival is produced by Stirling Council and D.C. McNeill Consultancy in partnership with, Stirling Libraries and Archives, Forth Valley College, the University of Stirling, the Engine Shed, Codebase, Froglife and ThinkScience. Supported by EventScotland, Scottish Government and CityFibre.





Event Info

Cost - £


Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1DE

+44 (0)1786 27 4000


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