Scotland’s oldest purpose-built visitor attraction, Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, has today (30 March) unveiled its Easter attractions and activities. From a Secret Science Mission, part of the Edinburgh Science Festival, to a seven foot high Robosaur, Easter is set to be something rather special for visitors this year.
As one of the official venues of this year’s Edinburgh International Science Festival (3-17 April), the Camera Obscura’s Secret Science Mission will run every day throughout the Festival and offers fun for junior sleuths. Significantly less hidden and hard to escape, will be the seven foot 3D dragon, Robosaur, whose eyes and limbs appear to follow visitors wherever they go.
To celebrate the launch and show exactly how fun the holidays are shaping up to be, staff at the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions created the largest ever flock of Easter chicks. Whether it’s a record-breaking egg-stravaganza or a trick of the eye, visitors will have to decide.
Speaking about the Easter activities, Andrew Johnson, director and manager comments: “We are having a terrific year so far with a hike in visitor numbers, all the work undergoing on our major refurbishment, and plenty of new exhibits being unveiled as we go – providing even more hands on fun for all ages.”
Open from 9.30am to 7pm during April to June, Camera Obscura and World of Illusions is this year marking its 175 year old history with a £1.2m refurbishment due to open this summer.