Outer Space

Unravel the mysteries of nature in Glasgow Science Centre’s Outer Space. This outdoor discovery area has over 10 interactive experiences – all available without a ticket.

Wander through our charming wetland, step inside a kaleidoscope and even create a whirlpool. The world is a source of wonder so nurture your inner scientist and learn to make discoveries in your surroundings.


What will you discover in Glasgow Science Centre’s Outer Space?

Sound Exhibits

Make a noise with the various percussion instruments in our garden…

Motion Exhibits

Use your body to breathe life into water and stone in these captivating experiences…

Light Exhibits

Confound your sense of sight with these visual illusions…

Our Garden Habitats

Explore what makes a habitat by comparing the different areas of our garden…

Our Wetland Plants

Find out about the different species of plant growing in our wetland…

Our Local Wildlife

Our urban garden is home to a variety of animals, if you know where to look…

Our Fibonacci Spiral

The shape of our garden was inspired by a famous set of numbers…

Our Local Weather

Our garden receives typical Glasgow weather, from ‘driech’ to ‘taps aff’…

Floating Wetlands

Three floating wetlands span 200m², have over 2000 native plants and trees, and feature nesting platforms to provide a new habitat for wildlife to thrive.


Glasgow Science Centre gratefully acknowledges the support of the Inspiring Science Fund – a partnership between UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Wellcome.

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Looking to connect with the cosmos and find out more about space? Visit our Space Zone gallery on Floor 1, or add-on a show in our Planetarium!


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