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Autism Friendly Hours

Join us for our new monthly Autism Friendly Hours - all the same fun GSC but with much less hustle and bustle on a Sunday morning! We know GSC is an exciting place, bustling with loud sounds and bright lights so we are lowering the volume and softening the lights to allow adults and children with autism to enjoy their visit without additional stress. 

Times

09.00-11.00 (you are welcome to stay until we close at 5pm but lighting and volume levels will resume to regular levels from 11am).

Cost

Entry for adults and children with autism is £9, with one accompanying adult free. For additional guests, normal Science Mall entry prices apply. For groups, please contact 0141 420 5000 for more booking information. 

What's On - Sunday 18th March

As well as exploring hundreds of hands-on exhibits in the Science Mall, there will be a programme of workshops and shows at during each event. 

Hour of Code - Get on your way to becoming a computer programmer with ‘Hour of Code’. Practice your hand eye coordination, solve puzzles or learn the basics of computer coding with a range of characters from popular films or games. Suitable for learning age 8+ 

Magnificent Magnets -  Sign up to explore the world of magnets with our science communicators. You will hunt for magnetic treasure and make your own fridge magnet to take home with you. This workshop is designed for learning age 7 and under 

DIY Detectives - Join us in our Live Lab where we will be trying to crack the case of the missing cake. Explore the world of forensic science to help us solve the crime! This is a presenter led activity where participants will be asked to follow instructions and complete tasks at their tables. This workshop is designed for learning age 8+

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. This show is designed for learning age 7 and under. You can add a Planetarium show on to your visit for £3 per person. 

Find out more information about the programme- including duration, format and what to expect here: Autism Friendly Hours Sunday 18 March.pdf

Upcoming Dates

  • 22nd April
  • 20th May
  • 17th June
  • 15th July
  • 19th August

More information: 

Please look at the GSC Accessibility Statement before your visit.  This may help you become familiar with the building.

We will provide a map which highlights areas of our exhibition floor where you will find:

•    Noisy exhibits you may wish to avoid.
•    Sensory experiences
•    Cosy Corners and quiet spaces you can use
•    Ear defenders and weighted blankets you can borrow
•    Toilets

Please be aware that for everyone’s safety we have a fire alarm system in place. In the event of the alarm going off there will unavoidably be a loud noise. Staff will let you know where to go to feel safe. 

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