TheFun Factorycomprises a wide range of activities, most of which are"Drop - in"where you just turn up and play. Some of the events have to be "Pre-booked". Booking forms will be available at the festival reception desks on arrival at the science fair.

​Please take the time to register on arrival

The Cosmos Planetarium

Create small felt parasites with scientists from the University of Glasgow. Learn more about the diseases they cause and why they’re important.

​This activity will only be available on Sunday

You won't believe your eyes when you see these amazing colour vision experiments with Dr Ben Craven. 

The Sum Detective Roadshow is back! This time you can solve the logic problems in a Pyramid of Puzzles....yes we're on an Egyptian adventure. Find us at the Strathearn Science Festival this weekend from 10am. #mathsrocks​

Young children must be accompanied by an adult

The Science Fun Factory

Other presenters attending:





Details will be posted when available.

Wild Planet Explorers

Bring ALL of the family and join in the fun at Strathearn Community Campus, 

Pittenzie Rd, Crieff PH7 3JN


Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February from 10:00 to 16:00 each day

Come early and stay late!

Cafe facilities will be available all day

fun for all - all for fun

Have you ever played Mario on Play-Doh or a piano on bananas or built a lie detector or a burglar alarm? Well, now is your chance!
Join the team from Computer Explorers to learn about a wide range of technologies.

Molecule building

Drop-in  events:

If I were a spaceman I’d…………

………. land on the surface of the moon with the Apollo astronauts, fly through the rings of Saturn, search for life in alien oceans plus travel to the outer regions of the solar system and beyond or I’d …….

…. join the Cosmos team on an incredible Voyage of Discovery in a planetarium session!

Booking is required:  ​Show times are:10:30; 11:30; 12:30; 13:30 and 14:30 both days.

colour - the science behind the sense

It's just


to be at

Jonathon is an inspirational science communicator and presents a fun packed science show to amaze kids of all ages. Yes bring the kids along to the lecture theatre and enjoy the show.

Booking is required: Show times are:10:30; 11:30; 13:30 and 14:30 both days

Have you ever wondered what the world was like when we didn’t know so much?  Why were the stars in the sky and who made it rain?  Why did the up stay up and the down stay down?  Why did the owl not sleep at night and why did the frog always live near water?  Why did we have night and day, winter and summer? 
Stories have been passed down for thousands of years that explain the world around us and as we learned more over the centuries, they were still told alongside new discoveries in astronomy, zoology, physics, biology, weather and chemistry, maths and geology. 
Join storyteller and scientist Pauline Cordiner for a fun look through some of these tales and the experiences of famous scientists – with a few famous hoaxes thrown in for good measure!  Suitable for ages 3 to 103!

Booking is required: Show times are 10:30; 11:30; 13:30 and 14:30 - Saturday only

Join Sandy and Lorna Smith from science@cwaben to find out about some everyday substances and make up models to show what they are made of.

Crafty Critters

Bookable events:

The SCI-FUN Roadshow, presented by the University of Edinburgh

The SCI-FUN Roadshow, presented by the University of Edinburgh, will be​ there both days with over 50 interactive, hands-on activities.

​Learn  about your body and test your fitness ​ with the Bodyworks on Tour team from Glasgow Science Centre.

​You may have met them in school during the week.


Amazing Animals presented by Animates

Pyramid of puzzles

Stories of Science with Pauline Cordiner

Physics Busking

This drop-in activity is suitable for all ages and will be showing live animal guests including mini beats, snakes, lizards and a tortoise. The animals will come out for regular educational and fun animal handling sessions throughout the day. An important partnership between Animates and HM Revenue & Customs introduces the realisation that animals are still being poached for their tusks, skin and fur. Our display will also include animal by-products that have been confiscated from holidaymakers as they travel through Scottish airports because these items are illegal as they belong to endangered species.

This spoof lecture from the Zombie Institute for Theoretical Studies lifts the lid on the zombie skull and peers into the brain of the infamous movie monster. Join an expert Zombiologist to learn about the science of zombies, including which parts of the brain a zombie disease would have to attack to produce the classic symptoms. You might also be invited to defend against an attacking zombie, remove zombie ticks from a patient's arm, or try out goggles that let you see in zombie vision.

Booking is required: Show times are 11:00, 13:30 and 15:00 -  both days

The team will be performing physics tricks – hand-held demos using things you can find at home – and making sure you get a go too. Some of the tricks are messy, some are noisy, but all of them are guaranteed crowd pleasers that help to illustrate different areas of physics.
If you want to try the tricks yourself you can find tips on how to perform them in our pack and a brand new trick is added to our Marvin and Milo series every month.

​This activity will only be available on Saturday

Zombie Science - Brain of the Dead

Call Today: 01764670751

Computer Explorers

SCIENCESHOW by Thinkscience 

Learn amazing animal facts through a lot of fun, imaginative play, music, games and interactive and visual props. There are no live animals, but there are plenty of crowns, hula hoops, sticky slugs, treasure chests, castanets and bubbles (among other things) to keep Wild Planet Explorers busy in a session!

Wild Planet Explorers is suitable for ages 3 to 8.

Booking is required: Show times are 10:30; 11:30; 13:30 and 14:30 both days