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.
Whats On - Sunday June 16th
Flame on -
What is fire? How do we use it? How can we use if safely? Come and find out at Glasgow's hottest science show!
Design and make your own wind sock! Take it home and try it on a windy day!
Programme LEGO MINDSTORM robots to simulate driverless car technology. Find out what its like to be a robotics engineer as you use your problem solving skills to complete a series of challenges
The Bug Count
Discover the creepy crawling living the Glasgow's wild places as we leave Glasgow Science Centre for a minibeast safari in Festival Park!
Make your own lungs
Make your own working model to demonstrate how our lungs work. Discover how our lungs work and why oxygen is essential for life!
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
Next 2019 Dates
- 21st July (*10am-12pm) #MOON50 celebration
- 18th August
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.
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.
Visitor Feedback - 18th 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.