Autism Friendly Hours
Join us for our monthly Autism Friendly Hours — all the same fun of 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.
The next day at Glasgow Science Centre with Autism Friendly Hours is Sunday, 22 September 2019.
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).
Entry for adults and children with autism is £9.50, 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.
11:00 In The Planetarium. Suitable for ages 7 years and under. 30 mins
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.
11:00 Science Show Theatre. Suitable for all ages. First come basis. 30 mins.
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!
10:00 The Hive. Suitable for ages 7 years and under. Sign up. 30 mins.
Investigate the science of making bubbles. Build your own bubble-blower, and make big, long lasting bubbles.
Engineering with Electronics
09:30 Floor 2 Studio. Suitable for ages 8 years and over. Drop-in. 90 mins.
Drop in to try and become an Electronic Engineer with our super user-friendly Little Bits kits. Learn about circuits and work together to solve everyday electrical problems.
Make your own Lungs
10:30 Floor 3 Live Lab. Suitable for all ages. Sign up. 30 mins
Make your own working model to show how lungs work Find out how we breathe and how our bodies use oxygen to sustain life.
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
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.
Future Dates with Autism Friendly Hours
- 22 September 2019
- 20 October 2019
- 17 November 2019
- 15 December 2019
- 19 January 2020
- 23 February 2020
- 15 March 2020
- 19 April 2020
Visitor Feedback - 18 March 2018
My wife and I came along to your autism friendly session on Sunday morning with our three year old son. It was clear throughout that careful thought and planning had gone into the session and I’m sure I speak for most, if not all, of the parents there when I say how much it was appreciated. Having a child with autism not only severely limits the activities / places that we can take our son, but also has a massive impact on us as parents when you are acutely aware that your child is unable to take part in activities that other children enjoy.
Your autism friendly session on Sunday gave our whole family a boost and allowed not only my son to express clear enjoyment and excitement but also gave us as parents a chance to enjoy seeing our son playing in a safe environment, exploring different exhibits, gaining new experiences and clearly having a great time playing as any child should be able to.
Thank you to all the staff who were involved and who put obviously genuine effort into making this a success. I hope you have more of these sessions in the future.