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!

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!

February Mid-Term

Escape the shopping and bring the family together to explore their curiosity this February mid-term at Glasgow Science Centre. During the school holiday period we have extended opening hours to give you more time to experience spectacular science at special events, workshops, and shows.

Extended Opening Hours

  • 10 - 12 February | Open 10.00 - 17.00
  • 13 - 14 February | Open 10.00 - 15.00
  • 15 - 16 February | Open 10.00 - 17.00
  • 17 - 21 February | Open 10.00 - 15.00
  • 22 - 23 February | Open 10.00 - 17.00

Workshops, Science Shows and Planetarium Shows

Fantastic Forces

Investigate Newton's three laws of motion using balloons, rockets, a bed of nails, and other amazing demonstrations. Takes place in the Science Show Theatre. Suitable for all ages. Free with your Science Mall ticket. First come, first served.

Space Explorers

The perfect show for younger visitors to our 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. Takes place in the Planetarium. Suitable for families with children aged 7 and under. Add-on ticket required.

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. Takes place in the Planetarium. Suitable for families with children aged 8 and over. Add-on ticket required.

We Are Aliens

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. Takes place in the Planetarium. Suitable for all ages. Add-on ticket required.

Fossil Fun

Discover what secrets fossils hold whilst making your own to take home with you. Takes place in the Hive on Floor 1. Suitable for ages 7 and under. Free with your Science Mall ticket. Sign-up workshop.


Prepare to be amazed in our presenter-led dissections. Learn about the structure and function of the heart and lungs, and find out how these highly specialised organs help you be you! Takes place in the Live Lab on Floor 3. Suitable for all ages - parental discretion advised. Free with your Science Mall ticket. Drop-in workshop.

Catch a film at the IMAX cinema

From blockbuster movies to immersive 3D films, you'll be on the edge of your seat with a visit to the Cineworld IMAX at Glasgow Science Centre.

Got a particular day in mind?

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

All activities are subject to change.


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