Highlights from 2016 Family Day

You could find out about living in space, or operate a robot arm. You could make a noisy drawing or a porridge poultice, an ancient animal or a modern molecule. You could learn about flowers for native bees, or try a Raspberry Pi. And there was a range of opportunities with 3D printing, shaping printed flowers into necklaces and bracelets.

There were astronomical activities, and investigations into rocks, scientific detective work with colour, and a look at the skills of broch-building.

We had a great time at the Family Day,” said one family, “and came home with so much stuff that we had made. Zerowaste chicken, geometric lantern and herbal soap bombs being our favourites, as well as being human drum machines and making circle art to go into the Town Hall installation and causing bangs and fizzes and colours upstairs.