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Force Weekend

On the 21 and 22 December join us at Glasgow Science Centre to celebrate the release of the eagerly awaited Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker at Cineworld IMAX.

Throughout Force Weekend, join us for Star Wars themed activities and discover some of the real science behind one of our favourite franchises.

Design and build helper droid circuits, build a saber and use it as a controller in our interactive video game and take part in a training academy to see if you have what it takes to be one with the force. 

Explore your curiosity, voyage across the universe and explore a galaxy far, far away.


What's On During Force Weekend?

The Christmas Show

Science Show Theatre, 30 minute show

11:00 | 13:00 | 14:30 

Join us for our Christmas science show, where we discuss the very real science of how Santa delivers all those presents in one night! With live demonstrations and plenty of Christmas cheer. (Suitable for all ages)


A Galaxy Far, Far Away

The Planetarium, 40 minute show

Midday on Saturday 21 December only

Fly to a galaxy far, far away, explore the double suns of alien worlds, and travel faster than light throughout the Universe aboard the Millennium Falcon — all from the comfort of your seat in our amazing Planetarium. (Most suitable for ages 8 and over)


Land Speeders

Floor 1, The Hive, drop in

10:00 - 11:00 | 15:30 - 16:30

Ever wondered how Landspeeders hover above the ground? Come along and go for a ride on our very own hoverboard. (Suitable for under 7s)


You're My Only Hologram

Floor 1, Space Zone, drop in

12:00 - 13:00 | 14:00 - 15:00

Are holograms science fiction, or science fact? See some real-life holograms and take home your very own holographic prism for your mobile phone. (Suitable for over 7s)


Green Screen

Floor 2, Powering the Future, drop in

10:00 - 16:30

Fly through space in our amazing green screen experience. Don't forget to save a photo! (Suitable for all ages)


Droid Workshop

Floor 2, The Lab, drop in

10:00 - 16:30

Watch as our laser cutter creates little droids and try your hand at making your very own helper droid using 'Little Bits' inventor kit. (Suitable for all ages)


Scratch Sabers

Floor 3 Live Lab

11:00-12:00, 13:00-14:00 & 15:00 – 16:00

Design your own saber and use it as a motion controller on a video game using Scratch. (Suitable for all ages)


Training Academy

Floor 3

10:00 - 16:30

To be a force user you must test your strength, dexterity, agility and focus. Complete the challenges at the training academy to earn your saber. (Suitable for all ages)



Please note that Glasgow Science Centre is open as usual during Force Weekend. Standard entrance prices apply, and all activities and workshops are included in this entry price. Planetarium and IMAX showings are add ons to standard entry price. You can book tickets online to visit Glasgow Science Centre in advance, or alternatively you can buy them upon arrival.

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