Dundee Science Centre is opening its doors to Fifers free of charge to mark the final day of this year’s Fife Science Festival.

On Sunday 18 March, Fifers can see fun science shows, explore hands-on exhibits and games, find out how relaxed they are in the ever-popular ‘Mindball game’, and much more!

Local scientists and researchers will also be on hand to offer insights into many of Dundee Science Centre’s exhibits, and discover how science theories and techniques explained in the centre are actually used in the real world.

Dundee Science Centre, which is coordinating Fife Science Festival 2012, will be open from 10am until 5pm. Fifers should bring proof of address to take advantage of this promotion.

Through kind support from the Scottish Government, Dundee Science Centre is offering a transport funding scheme for group visits to the Science Centre for the free family fun day. Organised groups which are socially or economically deprived or from remote communities are eligible to apply for the funding, which is limited and will be secured on a first-come, first-serve basis by contacting Dundee Science Centre

With exciting and inspirational activities heading to venues as diverse as a castle, shopping centre, café and schools, Fife Science Festival 2012 runs from Friday 9 through to Sunday 18 March and is coordinated by Dundee Science Centre.

For the first time in its history, Fife Science Festival has been extended to Dunfermline, with other events heading to St Andrews, Buckhaven, Burntisland, Glenrothes, Tayport and Kirkcaldy.

Funded by The Scottish Government, The Edina Trust and Podium (the Further and Higher Education Unit for the 2012 Games), the festival will involve a diverse range of free events for schools and the general public.

Running in parallel with National Science and Engineering Week, Dundee Science Centre will work alongside Fife Council, the University of St Andrews including Museum of University of St Andrews (MUSA), Adam Smith College, Carnegie College, Fife Coast Countryside Trust, Historic Scotland, The Hydrogen Office, Museum of Communication, Mercat Shopping Centre, Kirkcaldy and Kingsgate Shopping Centre, Dunfermline.

For more information on Fife Science Festival in general, please contact Alexandra Forrest, Festivals and Events Officer, Dundee Science Centre on 01382 228800 or visit www.fifesciencefestival.org.uk.