The Gift of Science All Year Round
Christmas is all about family, friends and sharing. At Glasgow Science Centre we try to make it easy for you to gift fantastic experiences to your loved ones. From unlimited visits throughout the year offered by the GSC Science Passport, to educational and entertaining evening events in the Planetarium, to the gift of science vouchers that can be used for purchases throughout GSC, there's something for everyone to be found in this hub of discovery.
Read on to find out how you can give the gift of science this festive season.
Gift Science Passports
Give your loved ones unlimited entry to the Science Mall at GSC for the whole year! There's other great member benefits like 10% off birthday parties, a members only queue to save time on busy days, and discounted parking for £1. Passes are £30 for adults and £24 for children or concessions. Under 3's go free. Science Passports make excellent gifts for friends and family.
To purchase Science Passports as gifts, call our Contact Centre on 0141 420 5000 or visit the GSC ticket desk.
The Gift of Science Vouchers
What better way to treat someone than to give them the Gift of Science - vouchers that can be redeemed at GSC for visits to the Science Mall, Science Passports, evening events at GSC, in the GSC Shop and more. You can determine the value you want to assign to a gift voucher for a loved one to convert to the experiences of their choice at GSC.
To purchase vouchers for gifts, call our Contact Centre on 0141 420 5000 or visit the GSC ticket desk.
There's a great selection of evening events at GSC that are perfect presents for curious minds. To obtain a gift confirmation for any of the following events please book via our Contact Centre on 0141 420 5000.
The Universe for Beginners
Treat the budding astronomer in your life to a fantastic 4-week night class learning about the night sky, learning the major constellations as they go, before journeying into space and exploring the vast cosmos from the comfort of the Planetarium at GSC.
Running on Monday nights from 7-9pm on 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th January 2019. This relaxed course with astronomer Steve Owens is for those aged 18 and over with curious minds.
It's just £50 and a perfect present!
The Planets 360 Double Bill
An incredible immersive experience in the fulldome Planetarium at GSC is an out-of-this-world gift for music and astronomy lovers alike. You'll enjoy both the Classic and Modern version of The Planets 360 as performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra, using the entire 15m planetarium dome to take you on a sweeping tour of the solar system. This is a wonderful mix of music and science that sounds and looks incredible, and keeps you well and truly enthralled.
It's £8.50 per person for The Planets 360 Double Bill available on 5th and 6th January 2019.
The Science of Whisky
What's inside the glass? Enjoy a masterclass on the science of whisky as aficionados from The Good Spirits Co. guide you through six different and amazing whiskies, whilst our scientist explains the chemistry going on. Then end the evening under the glittering star-filled Planetarium, with the final whisky of the night, as you're flown through space to explore clouds of interstellar alcohol and discover how everything in your glass came to be, forged in the heart of a dying star.
It's £45 per person for The Science of Whisky on 2 February 2019 and it's strictly ages 18+.
The Science of Gin
Experience a masterclass on the science of gin at GSC. Our scientists are teaming up with those aficionados at the Good Spirits Company, to guide you through six different and amazing gins. Then end the evening under the glittering star-filled Planetarium, with the final gin of the night, as you're flown through space to explore clouds of interstellar alcohol and discover how everything in your glass came to be, forged in the heart of a dying star.
Priced at £35 per person, The Science of Gin takes place on 14 February 2019 and is strictly for ages 18+.
An immersive, fulldome, audio-visual experience, Remote Sense will envelop you in a constantly changing environment of imagery and sound, presented in the Planetarium at Glasgow Science Centre.
Blurring the boundaries between the real and imagined, Remote Sense re-traces early artists’ inspiration for art, architecture and culture through 21st century technology and understanding. Before the film begins, our team of expert astronomers will ease you into the immersive nature of our fulldome digital Planetarium with a whistlestop tour of the universe.
Recommended for ages 14+, Remote Sense by Jonny Knox is £10 per adult / £8 per concession. Experience it on 23 February 2019.