A photo shows the science centre being constructed in 2000

Celebrating 21 years

Glasgow Science Centre is celebrating 21 years of delivering engaging science experiences and immersive events in 2022.

Celebrating Glasgow Science Centre turning 21 by lighting a cake with science. Photo shows CEO Stephen Breslin and Laura Wallace (5).

There's an exciting calendar of activity at the science centre to help us celebrate our 21st birthday! Join us in reflecting on your memories of exploring your curiosity at the science centre, enjoying the recent extensive refurbishments and upgrades to our facilities, and looking to the future of this great resource firmly embedded in the hearts and minds of the many communities it serves across Glasgow, Scotland and beyond.

Thanks for supporting us and watch this space for more as we celebrate 21 years of Glasgow Science Centre.

Download the special anniversary publication to celebrate Glasgow Science Centre turning 21, produced in conjunction with The Herald. The free PDF is filled with interviews, insight and inspiration along with many photographs of activities over the years. Or, pick up your copy when you visit the science centre this summer.

Glasgow Science Centre - 21st Birthday Supplement PDF


Summer 21st Birthday Party

Can you spot yourself in our Summer 21st Birthday Party photo gallery? The photos are also available on our Facebook page. Photos by Neil Jarvie Photography.


Bright Futures

A generation which came to the centre as children is now rediscovering it as adults. Some are young parents, now bringing their own children. Some have been motivated to pursue a career in science. Some have even been inspired to work at Glasgow Science Centre, such as 19-year-old Orla McKee.

Orla explains: “Coming to the science centre was such an exciting thing for me as a kid – seeing science brought to life in such a fun and engaging way through all the fantastic exhibits and shows definitely shaped a long-lasting love for science and technology. As well as pursuing a chemistry course at university, I now work as a science communicator in the science centre itself! It’s so cool to get to share the experiences that inspired me with visitors old and new every weekend.”

Spark a Memory…

Share your favourite memory of Glasgow Science Centre

As part of the 21st birthday celebrations, we’d love to hear your favourite memories of Glasgow Science Centre.

Maybe you had a favourite interactive exhibit which you returned to again and again as a child? Perhaps you were enthralled by the leggy giant millipedes? Or maybe you were awestruck by seeing a perfect night sky, sparkling overhead in the Planetarium. Perhaps you remember seeing a thrilling live science show, interactive workshop or mind-blowing IMAX film? Or maybe you have just passed Glasgow Science Centre on your way to work every day. Whatever your tale, we would like to hear it.

Please email your memories of the science centre via the email below.

You can submit your memories of Glasgow Science Centre through the Google Form here.

Share your memories

Email your memories of visiting Glasgow Science Centre over the past 21 years. Share your words, photos, drawings or videos with us. For large files, over 8Mb, please send a hyperlink to download rather than send as an attachment e.g. you could use WeTransfer.

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