May Bank Holiday Weekend

A mesmerising May Bank Holiday at GSC

Have a mesmerizing day out at GSC with the whole family this May Bank Holiday (26, 27, 28 & 29 May)! Enjoy over 400 exhibits, discover the new Question of Perception Zone, and experience lots of flashes, crashes and bangs in our workshops and shows!

Unleash your curiosity in the Science Mall

NEW Question of Perception

Things are not what they seem in our brand new Question of Perception Zone. Intriguing illusions and strange experiences will delight all ages in our new exhibition. Have your whole universe tilted in our Wacky Salon, look into infinity and grow and shrink in the Ames room. There are visual illusions, physical challenges and mind-bending puzzles to engage your brain. Every exhibit will make you rethink how you experience the world.

Explore the three floors of the Science Mall home to nearly 400 exhibits. There are screens to touch, buttons to push, gears to crank and lots of things to get your hands on. Perform a virtual autopsy, go for a run in the giant hamster wheel, build a Lego dam, have a boogie on the energy dance floor, move objects with the power of your mind feel the force of the wind in our hurricane booth. If you have little ones, make sure you visit our under 7s area which includes a soft play area.

Hamster wheel

Even more interactive programme to enjoy...

All of our workshops and shows are included in your science mall ticket:

  • Flame On!: What is fire? How do we use it? How can we make sure we use it safely? Come and find out in GSC's hottest science show!
  • Prepare to be amazed in our presenter-led dissections! Learn about the structure and functions of the heart or lungs and find out how these highly specialised organs help you be you! This activity is suitable for ages 8 and over.
  • Superhero Science : Agents of A.W.E.S.O.M.E: (Sun 28th Mayl) Holy science Batman! Join the Agents of A.W.E.S.O.M.E from Glasgow University in their award winning show as they investigate the science behind superpowers!
  • Drop in to design, build and race a model Land Yacht. This is a marathon, not a sprint! can your creation travel across the line?
  • Find out how your garden grows in our Seed Survival workshop as you explore what is inside a seed and understand how seeds manage to grow, scatter and survive. Suitable for under 7's.
  • Sign up to help our spies crack codes to stop a virus being released in Cracking Cryptography a 1 hour introduction to cryptography, an important area in cyber security.

Fire tornadoes


Take a voyage into the cosmos in the Planetarium

For £3.00 you can add on a visit to the fulldome digital planetarium and explore the cosmos with our expert presenters or see a fulldome film.

  • Space Explorers- The perfect show for younger visitors to our new digital planetarium. Explore the night sky and take a trip to the Moon before flying through the solar system to see a planet up close.
  • Wonders of the Night Sky - Take a dramatic tour of our solar system, from the International Space Station to distant planets, and then head into interstellar space as we explore our galaxy and our place in the cosmos.
  • Cosmic Visions: Astronomy Photographer of the Year- This live fulldome planetarium show is a celebration of the most spectacular visions of the cosmos. Astrophotographers from around the world enter the annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, and in this show you can see some of the very best pictures ever taken of our universe. The show will be narrated live by one of our astronomers, who will then take you on a tour of the night sky.
  • Back to the Moon for Good (fulldome film) - Narrated by Tim Allen, this is a complete behind-the-scenes feature on the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the largest incentivised prize in history.
  • We are Aliens (fulldome film) - Are we alone? Is it possible to find life beyond earth? Take a journey to find out in this Rupert Grint narrated 360° Planetarium film from the award-winning NSC Creative team.

International Space Station


See this fantastic city from Glasgow Tower

Enjoy unrivalled panoramic views of Glasgow from over 100metres up. Glasgow Tower is the only structure on earth capable of rotating 360 degrees into the prevailing wind and holds the Guinness-World-Record for the tallest fully rotating freestanding structure in the World. At 127 metres high, the equivalent of over 30 double-decker buses, the Glasgow Tower is the tallest freestanding building in Scotland. Please note, Glasgow Tower closes in high winds.

Glasgow Tower


In the Cineworld IMAX at Glasgow Science Centre

Take in an incredible 3D film that puts you out in space, or transports you to far flung corners of the globe to see amazing wildlife!

Or, catch the latest blockbuster movie.

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