Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre Welcome - thanks for coming by. We're Glasgow Science Centre. We want to inspire, excite and enthuse people about science. Glasgow Science Centre is one of Scotland's must-see visitor attractions situated on the banks of the Clyde.
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We present concepts of science and technology in unique and inspiring ways - interactive exhibits, planetarium, live science shows & Imax 3D cinema. Follow us on Instagram @GlasgowScienceCentre, Twitter @GSC1, and YouTube

Operating as usual

Only one week left until we reopen! πŸ‘‹πŸ’ƒTickets go live from Monday 21 June at 10.00. Find out more about booking, safety ...
18/06/2021

Only one week left until we reopen! πŸ‘‹πŸ’ƒ

Tickets go live from Monday 21 June at 10.00. Find out more about booking, safety measures and what to expect on your visit on our website: www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/visit/welcome-back

Only one week left until we reopen! πŸ‘‹πŸ’ƒ

Tickets go live from Monday 21 June at 10.00. Find out more about booking, safety measures and what to expect on your visit on our website: www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/visit/welcome-back

Can we drive the green revolution?🦒 Tomorrow, Glasgow Science Centre will host the team from The Round Britain Climate C...
17/06/2021
Round Britain Climate Challenge - Expedition Trailer

Can we drive the green revolution?

🦒 Tomorrow, Glasgow Science Centre will host the team from The Round Britain Climate Challenge - a circumnavigation of mainland Britain by Sacha 'The Human Swan' Dench from Conservation without Borders, who will be attempting 2 Guinness World Records.

πŸ† The 6 week/3000 mile expedition will take off from outside GSC, and is designed to inspire and excite the nation to get involved in tackling the climate crisis in the run up to COP26.

πŸŽ–οΈ Sacha aims to set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest (and first) flight around Britain in an electric paramotor - visit www.conservation-without-borders.org/round-britain

πŸ‘‰ You can also join the global quest to set the world records for the most people pledging climate action in one month - visit www.count-us-in.org

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN70Z8yVqFM

Sacha Dench (aka β€˜the human swan’) will be attempting something that has never been done before – a 3000+ mile circumnavigation of Britain in a specially ada...

15/06/2021
Get ready to Explore!

Make a splash with sound, avoid detection by a thermal camera and strike a pose with colourful shadows 🌈

Located on the first floor of Glasgow Science Centre, our refurbished Explore! gallery is filled with over 50 interactive experiences.

Nurture your inner scientist when we reopen from Friday 25 June.

More details on our website: https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/

Join us on a guided walk of your local area. Open a window into your surroundings, to help build a living picture of the...
15/06/2021

Join us on a guided walk of your local area. Open a window into your surroundings, to help build a living picture of the different ways climate change is affecting us all.

🎧 Use the podcast field guides to direct you on a guided walk of the local environment.

πŸ₯Ύ Grab your boots, camera, and phone, and go on the walk.

🀳 Collect samples and record the elements of your surroundings.

πŸ“¨ Share your findings, they will feature as part of the exhibition.

Explore the Museum of Open Windows on the #OurWorldOurImpact Hub; Visit www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/discover/our-world-our-impact/the-hub/sensing-climate-change-museum-of-open-windows

Join us on a guided walk of your local area. Open a window into your surroundings, to help build a living picture of the different ways climate change is affecting us all.

🎧 Use the podcast field guides to direct you on a guided walk of the local environment.

πŸ₯Ύ Grab your boots, camera, and phone, and go on the walk.

🀳 Collect samples and record the elements of your surroundings.

πŸ“¨ Share your findings, they will feature as part of the exhibition.

Explore the Museum of Open Windows on the #OurWorldOurImpact Hub; Visit www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/discover/our-world-our-impact/the-hub/sensing-climate-change-museum-of-open-windows

It’s World Ocean Day, and we are asking people everywhere to celebrate and take action for our shared ocean, which conne...
08/06/2021

It’s World Ocean Day, and we are asking people everywhere to celebrate and take action for our shared ocean, which connects us all. Celebrate with Glasgow Science Centre, learn about Ocean Acidification, and explore the Blue Action Project with The Scottish Association for Marine Science who had been working for healthy oceans since 1884.

🌊 The theme for World Ocean Day in 2021 is 'The Ocean: Life & Livelihoods'

πŸ™ The aim of this year's campaign is to "shed light on the wonder of the ocean and how it is our life source, supporting humanity and every other organism on Earth".

By working together, we can, and will protect and restore our shared ocean. Visit the #OurWorldOurImpact Hub; https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/discover/our-world-our-impact/the-hub/world-oceans-day

It’s World Ocean Day, and we are asking people everywhere to celebrate and take action for our shared ocean, which connects us all. Celebrate with Glasgow Science Centre, learn about Ocean Acidification, and explore the Blue Action Project with The Scottish Association for Marine Science who had been working for healthy oceans since 1884.

🌊 The theme for World Ocean Day in 2021 is 'The Ocean: Life & Livelihoods'

πŸ™ The aim of this year's campaign is to "shed light on the wonder of the ocean and how it is our life source, supporting humanity and every other organism on Earth".

By working together, we can, and will protect and restore our shared ocean. Visit the #OurWorldOurImpact Hub; https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/discover/our-world-our-impact/the-hub/world-oceans-day

Our #GSCAtHome fun science learning resource for families continues to grow with 6 new videos made with support from Mat...
02/06/2021

Our #GSCAtHome fun science learning resource for families continues to grow with 6 new videos made with support from MathWorks
- thanks!

πŸŸͺ Pull-up Nets
🧩 Make Your Own Tangram Puzzle
🎾 Rube Goldberg
πŸ€– Automaton
β˜‚οΈ Marvellous Materials
β›΅ What Floats Your Boat?

Links to each of the videos coming up...

πŸŸͺ Pull-Up Nets
https://youtu.be/RFvGUDz-PQE
3D shapes are all around us in products we buy & even the packaging they come in. Join Orla to explore how designers use 2D drawings (nets) to make 3D shapes and get creative to make your own!

🧩 Make Your Own Tangram Puzzle
https://youtu.be/M5ftCiY9FaE
Need a fun crafty activity to keep the kids entertained whilst learning about shapes and patterns? Make your own tangram puzzle!

🎾 Rube Goldberg
https://youtu.be/CrVYp6A3v6U
Ross explores how energy is vital to a Rube Goldberg Machine & what types of energy are most important. Watch this video and be inspired to create & share your own mechanical masterpiece with us!

πŸ€– Automaton
https://youtu.be/WvLDHRj8D5k
Automatons! What are these mysterious mechanical objects and how do they move? Claire explores the very first robots and asks you to get creative and design your very own spinning automaton.

β˜‚οΈ Marvellous Materials
https://youtu.be/SpTwoIihVO4
What material would you use to mend a ripped umbrella? Join Claire and Ross as they explore how different materials have different properties, which can be useful when designing objects (and when trying to fix them).

β›΅ What Floats Your Boat?
https://youtu.be/oWuJH65PJ9Q
What makes a good boat float? Grab your rubber duck and join Claire as she explores the science of shipbuilding, with the help of an experiment supposedly carried out more than two thousand years ago…

Our #GSCAtHome fun science learning resource for families continues to grow with 6 new videos made with support from MathWorks
- thanks!

πŸŸͺ Pull-up Nets
🧩 Make Your Own Tangram Puzzle
🎾 Rube Goldberg
πŸ€– Automaton
β˜‚οΈ Marvellous Materials
β›΅ What Floats Your Boat?

Links to each of the videos coming up...

πŸŸͺ Pull-Up Nets
https://youtu.be/RFvGUDz-PQE
3D shapes are all around us in products we buy & even the packaging they come in. Join Orla to explore how designers use 2D drawings (nets) to make 3D shapes and get creative to make your own!

🧩 Make Your Own Tangram Puzzle
https://youtu.be/M5ftCiY9FaE
Need a fun crafty activity to keep the kids entertained whilst learning about shapes and patterns? Make your own tangram puzzle!

🎾 Rube Goldberg
https://youtu.be/CrVYp6A3v6U
Ross explores how energy is vital to a Rube Goldberg Machine & what types of energy are most important. Watch this video and be inspired to create & share your own mechanical masterpiece with us!

πŸ€– Automaton
https://youtu.be/WvLDHRj8D5k
Automatons! What are these mysterious mechanical objects and how do they move? Claire explores the very first robots and asks you to get creative and design your very own spinning automaton.

β˜‚οΈ Marvellous Materials
https://youtu.be/SpTwoIihVO4
What material would you use to mend a ripped umbrella? Join Claire and Ross as they explore how different materials have different properties, which can be useful when designing objects (and when trying to fix them).

β›΅ What Floats Your Boat?
https://youtu.be/oWuJH65PJ9Q
What makes a good boat float? Grab your rubber duck and join Claire as she explores the science of shipbuilding, with the help of an experiment supposedly carried out more than two thousand years ago…

We're delighted to be shortlisted in the itravel Staycation Awards 2020/21! πŸ‘Celebrating the best of the UK's holiday ex...
30/05/2021

We're delighted to be shortlisted in the itravel Staycation Awards 2020/21! πŸ‘

Celebrating the best of the UK's holiday experiences in a challenging year, we're in the running in the 'Tourist Attraction' category πŸ’ƒ

#itravelstaycationaward The i Paper

We're delighted to be shortlisted in the itravel Staycation Awards 2020/21! πŸ‘

Celebrating the best of the UK's holiday experiences in a challenging year, we're in the running in the 'Tourist Attraction' category πŸ’ƒ

#itravelstaycationaward The i Paper

From Tuesday 1 June, there will be some restrictions to access around Glasgow Science Centre. Visitors to our outdoor sp...
29/05/2021

From Tuesday 1 June, there will be some restrictions to access around Glasgow Science Centre.

Visitors to our outdoor spaces will NOT be able to walk around the Canting Basin side of the science centre between Glasgow Tower and IMAX buildings. This walkway will be closed to the public until late spring 2022. Please follow any directional signage.

Sorry for any inconvenience this causes - it is all to allow for our programme of improvement works to make the science centre and area around it more welcoming, accessible and supports biodiversity, energy efficiency and sustainability.

This includes planting, new outdoor exhibits, better paths and cycle routes, community spaces, refurbishing the roof, a bicycle shelter, EV charging points and more!

Find out more about our outdoor space transformation: https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/our-blog/our-outer-space-transformation

From Tuesday 1 June, there will be some restrictions to access around Glasgow Science Centre.

Visitors to our outdoor spaces will NOT be able to walk around the Canting Basin side of the science centre between Glasgow Tower and IMAX buildings. This walkway will be closed to the public until late spring 2022. Please follow any directional signage.

Sorry for any inconvenience this causes - it is all to allow for our programme of improvement works to make the science centre and area around it more welcoming, accessible and supports biodiversity, energy efficiency and sustainability.

This includes planting, new outdoor exhibits, better paths and cycle routes, community spaces, refurbishing the roof, a bicycle shelter, EV charging points and more!

Find out more about our outdoor space transformation: https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/our-blog/our-outer-space-transformation

We've got two job vacancies in our Facilities team here at Glasgow Science - Assistant Facilities Manager and Technician...
28/05/2021

We've got two job vacancies in our Facilities team here at Glasgow Science - Assistant Facilities Manager and Technician (Building/Electrical)! πŸ‘‹

More information on our website here: https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/current-vacancies

We've got two job vacancies in our Facilities team here at Glasgow Science - Assistant Facilities Manager and Technician (Building/Electrical)! πŸ‘‹

More information on our website here: https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/current-vacancies

Here's a look at the inner workings that'll help control a stunning and immersive digital display forming part of the ne...
28/05/2021

Here's a look at the inner workings that'll help control a stunning and immersive digital display forming part of the new welcoming experience to Glasgow Science Centre.

308 small video screens will create one big interactive one at 11m x 2m.

It's just part of the total transformation of the atrium space that'll greet you as you walk through our front door.

Come see for yourself when we reopen this summer!

Here's a look at the inner workings that'll help control a stunning and immersive digital display forming part of the new welcoming experience to Glasgow Science Centre.

308 small video screens will create one big interactive one at 11m x 2m.

It's just part of the total transformation of the atrium space that'll greet you as you walk through our front door.

Come see for yourself when we reopen this summer!

Climate Change is affecting biodiversity all over the world in more ways than you think. 🐒 The temperature of sand a mar...
27/05/2021

Climate Change is affecting biodiversity all over the world in more ways than you think.

🐒 The temperature of sand a marine turtle egg incubates in determines the hatchling's s*x.

🐘 An African Elephant needs to drink between 150-300 litres of water every day!

You can join in on the United Nations Biodiversity week celebrations by revisiting our #CuriousAboutOurPlanet talk with Cath Lawson, Regional Manager for Africa at WWF UK as she talks about Climate Change and its effects on East African species.

Visit https://curiousabout.glasgowsciencecentre.org/ourplanet/atmostheatre/wwf-cath-lawson/

#OurWorldOurImpact

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Image: A turtle hatchling makes its way to the sea, Lamu, Kenya. Copyright Jonathan Caramanus/ Green Renaissance/WWF

Climate Change is affecting biodiversity all over the world in more ways than you think.

🐒 The temperature of sand a marine turtle egg incubates in determines the hatchling's s*x.

🐘 An African Elephant needs to drink between 150-300 litres of water every day!

You can join in on the United Nations Biodiversity week celebrations by revisiting our #CuriousAboutOurPlanet talk with Cath Lawson, Regional Manager for Africa at WWF UK as she talks about Climate Change and its effects on East African species.

Visit https://curiousabout.glasgowsciencecentre.org/ourplanet/atmostheatre/wwf-cath-lawson/

#OurWorldOurImpact

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Image: A turtle hatchling makes its way to the sea, Lamu, Kenya. Copyright Jonathan Caramanus/ Green Renaissance/WWF

Our digital science festival may be over, but you can still explore the Curious About: Innovation website and discover h...
26/05/2021

Our digital science festival may be over, but you can still explore the Curious About: Innovation website and discover how innovation can help solve global challenges and change the world πŸ™ŒπŸŒŽ

Discover world leading innovation in Scotland, live talks, interviews, online games, engaging workshops and more, all available on demand for free at https://curiousabout.glasgowsciencecentre.org/innovation/

Our digital science festival may be over, but you can still explore the Curious About: Innovation website and discover how innovation can help solve global challenges and change the world πŸ™ŒπŸŒŽ

Discover world leading innovation in Scotland, live talks, interviews, online games, engaging workshops and more, all available on demand for free at https://curiousabout.glasgowsciencecentre.org/innovation/

Here is your Day 3 #CuriousAboutInnovation live online event line-up...10.15am WWF Scotland - Climate Innovation (with l...
21/05/2021

Here is your Day 3 #CuriousAboutInnovation live online event line-up...

10.15am WWF Scotland - Climate Innovation (with live Q&A)

11.15am Jet Engine Evolution with Rolls-Royce plc (with live Q&A)

1.00pm David Elder Lecture: Looking at our solar system with the James Webb Telescope with Naomi Rowe-Gurney University of Leicester (thanks to University of Strathclyde, Department of Physics) (with live Q&A)

2.00pm Glasgow Challenges Climate with STEM Glasgow of Glasgow City Council

7.00pm Innovation Family Quiz

8.00pm Innovation Cocktails - featuring special guest Gavin Mitchell ('Bobby the Barman' from 'Still Game')

Get involved and hear some fantastic talks from inspirational people and organisations!

Come and celebrate the spirit of innovation with us at our festival today πŸ‘‰ https://curiousabout.glasgowsciencecentre.org/innovation/launchpad/

Here is your Day 3 #CuriousAboutInnovation live online event line-up...

10.15am WWF Scotland - Climate Innovation (with live Q&A)

11.15am Jet Engine Evolution with Rolls-Royce plc (with live Q&A)

1.00pm David Elder Lecture: Looking at our solar system with the James Webb Telescope with Naomi Rowe-Gurney University of Leicester (thanks to University of Strathclyde, Department of Physics) (with live Q&A)

2.00pm Glasgow Challenges Climate with STEM Glasgow of Glasgow City Council

7.00pm Innovation Family Quiz

8.00pm Innovation Cocktails - featuring special guest Gavin Mitchell ('Bobby the Barman' from 'Still Game')

Get involved and hear some fantastic talks from inspirational people and organisations!

Come and celebrate the spirit of innovation with us at our festival today πŸ‘‰ https://curiousabout.glasgowsciencecentre.org/innovation/launchpad/

What's it like to live in space? πŸš€πŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ³σ £σ ΄σ Ώ What does Scotland look like from space?Why is building partnerships and colla...
20/05/2021
Michael Baker - Curious About Innovation

What's it like to live in space? πŸš€

🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 What does Scotland look like from space?

Why is building partnerships and collaborating so important in orbit? 🀝

Join us tonight at 7pm at the Curious About: Innovation festival as we're joined by NASA astronaut, Michael Baker!

Free, live online https://curiousabout.glasgowsciencecentre.org/innovation/launchpad/scottish-space-school-michael-baker/

A fantastic chance to ask an astronaut those burning questions you’ve always had about living in space.

Glasgow Science Centre is grateful to the Scottish Space School and University of Strathclyde for their support of this event.

Join NASA astronaut Michael Baker to find out what it's like to live in space, why building partnerships and collaborating is so important in orbit, and take a look at Scotland from space!

How quickly can you spot the snake among the vines? 🐍Try our 'Idea No59' odd-one-out games at the Curious About: Innovat...
18/05/2021

How quickly can you spot the snake among the vines? 🐍

Try our 'Idea No59' odd-one-out games at the Curious About: Innovation festival and see if you can compete with Artificial Intelligence (AI): https://curiousabout.glasgowsciencecentre.org/innovation/ideas-studio/odd-one-out/

How quickly can you spot the snake among the vines? 🐍

Try our 'Idea No59' odd-one-out games at the Curious About: Innovation festival and see if you can compete with Artificial Intelligence (AI): https://curiousabout.glasgowsciencecentre.org/innovation/ideas-studio/odd-one-out/

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50 Pacific Quay
Glasgow
G51 1EA

BY BUSStagecoach X19 (Govan Road / Pacific Quay)First Bus No 90 (Paisley Road West)McGill's Bus 23 and 26 (Pacific Drive)City Sightseeing Tour Bus (Pacific Quay)BY TRAINExhibition Centre is located on the Argyle Line with regular services running from Glasgow Central and Partick Stations. There is a covered walkway from the station to SECC, from where you walk past the Crowne Plaza Hotel and over the river to Glasgow Science Centre (5-10 mins.)BY SUBWAYThe nearest station is Cessnock. Exit the station and turn left, then turn right onto Brand Street and then left onto Lorne Street. Turn left onto Pacific Drive and the entrance to Glasgow Science Centre is at the roundabout. (10-15 mins.)

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Hi. I'm interested to know what your plans are for your IMAX Cinema now that Cineworld have decided to end their arrangement to operate it. Thanks
After today's announcement you be opening any earlier?
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Hi Glasgow Science Centre. I am a psychology researcher who has previously run several studies involving fun games and puppets at the centre. I am now working on a new project at Abertay University (I was previously at Stirling) and was wondering if you could possibly help us out with a study we are conducting. The study is looking at the language used in school maths and reading activities and whether using self-referencing (I, You) can better enable children to understand and remember what they are reading. We are running this study via Zoom calls and think that it could be a good homeschooling activity. Could we potentially advertise this to parents via a poster on your page? Or perhaps on your blog or any other forum you may have for reaching parents of children aged 7-11? Thanks, and looking forward to hearing from you. Best wishes, Charlotte
Hi are you reopening Saturday 12th December given the First Ministers announcement today? Thanks
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Had a fab day today and we felt completely safe. The measures you have in place are amazing and didn’t impact our day in any way. Great day and brilliant service. Thanks For all your hard work!!
Why not join us for our GoSpaceWatch public Online Lecture on Wednesday 7th October at 7:30 pm UK Time. Dr Carly Howett from the Southwest Research Institute will discuss the proposed NASA mission, the Pluto System Orbiter "Persephone" For full details and tickets please see https://www.facebook.com/events/3383111558417993