What can I do?

From interactive exhibits to workshops; live labs to science shows - you'll find out all about yourself at BodyWorks!

BodyWorks at Glasgow Science Centre is located on Floor 3 of the Science Mall and is free to visit with your Science Mall ticket.

You can take the lift straight up to Floor 3 from the Ground Floor and dive right in to explore interactive exhibit zones and research capsules; participate in investigative, and be guided through hands-on workshops.

And there's fantastic new performances in our Science Show Theatre - join our live presenters for 'Disgusting Digestion' or 'Get Active' - two superb shows that are suitable for all the family! Check our What's On guide for the day of your visit.

You're at the heart of it

Become the star participant in your own experiment when you measure your physical and physiological characteristics, compare them with other people and save them to your own personal passport - My BodyWorks.

Research Capsules

Enter the research capsules on Floor 3 for a showcase of cutting-edge developments in biomedical science. These five capsules will evolve over time through collaboration with leading local and national research establishments providing a host of sensory and interactive experiences not to be missed!

Interactive Zones

Get a 'hands-on, 'minds-on' experience of fundamental biology as you explore the 9 interactive exhibit zones that form, BodyWorks:

About You

Test your physical and physiological ability. This zone contains exhibits that Science Passport holders will be familiar with like a new and improved homunculus, reaction timer, grip test, hang time and some will be completely new like a sprint track and a balance board. You will also be able to record your performance in My BodyWorks using a unqiue barcode card you'll get when you visit and compare your results with other visitors.


How does your body fight infection? In this zone find out about how our bodies react when attacked by germs!

Digestive and Urinary

Every day you eat and drink to give you energy, but where does it go and what does your body do with it? In this zone you can have a go in a giant hamster wheel, feel how soft or hard poo is, perform keyhole surgery and see how alcohol will affect you.

DNA and Cell Biology

Your DNA contains all of your genetic information, but how does it store it and how can it be used to prove your identity?


Your bones and muscles give your body structure, but how do they work together to make possible all the movements you can make?

Nervous and Endocrine

Your nervous system allows you to think, move, feel, speak and do almost everything you want, but how does it work? Put your brain to the test with fully interactive exhibits like mindball, multitasking brain and memory challenge.

Respiratory and Cardiovascular

You are always breathing and your heart is always beating, but how do these systems work together to keep you alive and what can damage them?

Did you know your heart is made of cardiac muscle and unlike other types of muscle, it never gets tired and works constantly without ever pausing to rest. You will see this for yourself when you try to pump the heart exhibit and keep in time with an audio of a heartbeat. You can see the beating of your heart with the heart mirror and ECG exhibits and see the veins in your hand with the vein viewer exhibit.


This section is all the about the science behind the 'birds and the bees'. You will be able to see how a baby develops during its 9 month incubation period with realistic models, join eight mums-to-be throughout their pregnancy and find out how it is affecting their health and well-being through their video journal.




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