Little Explorer Days

Little Explorer Days at Glasgow Science Centre

Little Explorer Days are special days for 3-5 year olds. Each day has its own theme and includes a mix of workshops, drop ins, make and take activities, songs and time to explore the Science Mall.

21st Dec 2014 - Christmas Time

Santa Claus will the guest of honour at our Christmas Time Little Explorer Day. Come along and get your picture taken with the man himself and take part in some festive activities. Check out all the festive workshops details below:

Santa’s Starry Adventure in the planetarium-
Using the stars as our guide, follow Santa around the world as he delivers Christmas gifts. Help him find his way back to the North Pole using the North Star. Sign up at the front desk. Show times are 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30.

Meet Santa!
Come into the Clyde Suite and say hello to Santa and his dancing Elves!!

Story of the Snowman
Journey with our Snowman through its life whilst learning all about snow and make your own snowman decoration for your tree at home! Sign up, times are: 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00.

Christmas Crafting
Get festive making Christmas decorations galore! You can make a peg reindeer for you tree or a Christmas calendar.

Christmas Chemistry
Make a string of colourful Christmas lights using the clever chromatography with our expert chemist Dr. Beth Paschke!

Little Explorer Graduation
Do you have three stamps on your Graduation card? If so, come and graduate as a Little Explorer!

Packing for the Arctic
Come and discover what you’d need to pack in your rucksack to go exploring in the Arctic where Santa lives. 

25th Jan 2015 – All About Me

You are special and unique, so let’s explore all the amazing things you can do and your test your super senses.


22nd Feb 2015 – Build it

Calling all Mini Engineers! Can you help Humpty land safely from his great fall without cracking his shell? Construct a great castle with other Little Explorer Engineers and make your own magnetic digger.

29th Mar 2015 – All About Animals

Come and learn ‘All about Animals’ from the creepy crawly to the cute and cuddly, discover what makes them unique and meet a few too!

Little Explorer activities run from 1030-1530 and the Science Mall will open as normal between 10am and 5pm so there is plenty of time throughout the day to explore. A child entry to Little Explorer Days is £8.50 with one accompanying adult free. Any additional adults can purchase a Science Mall ticket for £10.50 each.

A little explorer being a dinosaur


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