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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!


Autumn is packed with a colour and creativity at Glasgow Science Centre. Fall in love with the wonders of science at special events, workshops, and shows through the September and October school holidays.

Workshops, Science Shows and Planetarium Shows

Flame On!


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! (All Ages)



Investigate the science of making bubbles. Build your own bubble-blower, and make big, long lasting bubbles. (Ages 7 and under)

Engineering with Electronics


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. (Ages 8 and over)

Make your own Lungs


Make your own working model to show how lungs work. Find out how we breathe and how our bodies use oxygen to sustain life. (All Ages)

Monster Science


Did you know that there is a hidden section of the Periodic table…..scientists call it the ‘Feariodic’ Table because these strange elements actually come from different monstrous creatures!!! Come along and discover these exciting secrets! (All Ages)

Clever Camouflage


Investigate how different animals hide in the wild using 'clever' camouflage. Camouflage your very own moth to help it survive in a new environment. (Ages 7 and under)



Drop in to see how laser cutters work and how they are used to turn everyday materials into unique custom creations. (Ages 8 and over)

Henrietta Lacks - HeLa Cells


As part of Black History Month drop in to this workshop examining the ethical issues around the use of Henrietta Lacks’ DNA, learning about cell production and the impact her ‘cells’ have in the scientific world today. (Ages 7 and over)

Glasgow Tower

Take a trip up to the viewing cabin of the landmark structure and get the best view of Glasgow and beyond.

Catch a film at the IMAX cinema

From summer blockbusters 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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