A young visitor enjoys the wacky salon, which is part of our A Question of Perception exhibition

School Holidays

Looking for awesome family activities in Glasgow? There is always lots to do here to keep the whole family entertained for hours during the school holidays at Glasgow Science Centre!

In the Science Mall

Visit the three floors of the Science Mall where you can play for the day with over three hundred exhibits! There are screens to touch, buttons to push, gears to crank and lots of things to get your hands on. You can perform a virtual autopsy, move objects with the power of your mind, run on our sprint track and feel the force in the hurricane booth! If you're looking for a place to take toddlers in Glasgow, make sure you visit our under 7's area which includes a soft play area, perfect for your little ones.

Workshops and Shows

Included in the price of your Science Mall ticket are some fun activities, workshops and shows. You'd be hard pushed to find better kids entertainment in Glasgow!

September Weekend

  • The Maker Studio — a place for you to get creative and discover new skills in digital making, science and engineering. We have a range of technology available for you to sign out, try out and explore. What you create is only limited by your imagination.
  • Dissections — prepare to be amazed in our presenter-led dissections with the option to get hands on and investigate yourself!
  • Clever Camouflage — investigate how different animals hide in the wild using 'clever' camouflage. Camouflage your very own moth to help it survive in a new environment.
  • Fantastic Forces — roll up, roll up for the theatre of science as we astound and entertain you with our Fantastic Forces show. Investigate Newton's three laws of motion using balloons, rockets, a bed of nails, and other amazing demonstrations.

October Week

  • Henrietta Lacks — to celebrate Black History Month we would like you to join us and learn about the ethical issues around the use of Henrietta Lacks' DNA, cell production and the impact her 'cells' have in the scientific world today, then make and take your very own DNA bracelet.   
  • 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.
  • Make Your Own Lungs — make your own working model to show how lungs work. Find out how we breathe and how our bodies use oxygen to sustain life.
  • Clever Camouflage — investigate how different animals hide in the wild using 'clever' camouflage. Camouflage your very own moth to help it survive in a new environment.
  • The Maker Studio — a place for you to get creative and discover new skills in digital making, science and engineering. We have a range of technology available for you to sign out, try out and explore. What you create is only limited by your imagination.

In the Planetarium

For £3.00 per person 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. This show is suitable for ages 8 and over.
  • 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.
  • Stories in the Stars (October only) — In this 25-minute fulldome film, shown in our incredible digital planetarium, you’ll explore the skies above Australia with a mix of live-action footage, time-lapse photography, and animation. You’ll hear the stories of indigenous astronomy, and learn how indigenous culture describes constellations that can’t be seen from Scotland.

Take a look at What's On on the day of your visit!

In the Cineworld IMAX at GSC

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!

For the latest movie releases and to book tickets visit Cineworld's website.

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