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.
What's On - Sunday July 21st
Destination Space: To the Moon!
Join us to explore the origins of Earth's natural satellite and celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo mission that allowed humans to journey to the moon!
Create your own spiral galaxy mobile to take home!
Want to launch a rocket into space? The harder you stomp the further it flies. Which planet will your rocket reach?
The Big Space Build
Will it be a rocket? UFO or a space rover? Work together to build an amazing space structure from our big bricks.
Nebula in a bottle!
Create your very own little bit of space to take home in a miniature jar!
One Small Step
With one small step into the digital planetarium you can take a trip to the Moon, land in the Sea of Tranquillity, then explore just a few of the 194 moons in our solar system.
Learn about the densities of different liquids, while making a colourful 60's style lava lamp.
10.00–12.00 (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.