Triple celebration at GSC
18 April 2013
Glasgow Science Centre has three big reasons to celebrate - a record breaking year for visitor numbers, opening their biggest exhibition to date and having the busiest Easter holidays period since the five star attraction opened over a decade ago.
The Science Mall at the Centre was visited by 270,368 people during the last financial year, making it the busiest year ever since it opened in 2001. Overall, Glasgow Science Centre experienced a 7% increase in visitor numbers compared to the previous year, which dwarfs the industry growth of 1.5% (as recorded by the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions). While Glasgow Science Centre experienced a 10% uplift during July and August, 70% of attractions across Scotland saw a decline.
BodyWorks opens at Glasgow Science Centre
28 March 2013
Glasgow Science Centre today (March 28) opens its £2m BodyWorks exhibition, featuring more than 100 interactive exhibits and other features aimed at raising awareness of health and well-being in the 21st century. The new exhibition, housed on the Centre’s top floor overlooking the River Clyde, is the first major refreshment of exhibition space since the opening of the Centre to great acclaim more than a decade ago.
GSC and GSK continue successful partnership
28th February 2013
Glasgow Science Centre is taking science on the road once again thanks to the continued support from GlaxoSmithKline. The pharmaceutical company has awarded the Centre £500,000 to build on the unprecedented success of the ‘BodyWorks on Tour’ program. The funding will allow an additional three years of delivery plus new shows, workshops and exhibits including a 3-dimensional journey through a virtual human body.
Love on the brain
12 February 2013
Love is where the heart is? It is actually your brain that gives you that loving feeling. Scientists at Glasgow Science Centre are exploring how your body works for their new exhibition and with the upcoming Valentine’s Day celebrations approaching, have been delving into the chemistry of love.
The heart has been long associated with love but that walking on air, butterflies in your tummy feeling is caused by chemical reactions in your body initiated by the brain. The brain is the body’s most complex organ and advances in science are helping us to understand how it works and how we can design treatments to help repair brain function.
Science of a hangover
27 December 2012
Pounding sore head, dizziness, dry mouth, feeling a wee bit sick? Many of us will wake up on the 1st of January a little bit worse for wear as the effects of Hogmanay celebrations start to take its toll. Approximately 75 percent of us who drink alcohol to intoxication will experience a hangover. Scientists at Glasgow Science Centre have been doing some research to help us kick off 2013 hangover free.
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