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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!


Reach for the Moon and beyond this July at Glasgow Science Centre. It's 50 years since the historic moment that humans first walked on the Moon and you're invited to come celebrate with our lunar-themed events, workshops, and shows.

Special Events for Families

The Moon50 Landing Party on the evening of 20th July is this summer's must-attend family party in Glasgow!

On the 13th and 14th July, bring your Little Explorers (aged 3-5 years old) for space-themed fun they'll think is out of this world - Blast Off! Science Passport holders can use your Passport for admission as normal on Little Explorer Days so it's a perfect time to pick one up and make the most of these incredibly popular events.

And our monthly autism-friendly hours continue through the summer with dates on 21st July and 18th August.

Workshops, Science Shows and Planetarium Shows

Destination Space: To the Moon!

From 12th July

Join us to explore the origins of Earth's natural satellite and celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo missions that allowed humans to journey to the Moon! (All Ages)


From 12th July

Landing on the moon is tricky. Get experimental as you build and test a lunar lander which will allow two brave astronaut marshmallows to touch down safely on the surface of the moon. (Ages 7 and under)

Lava Lamps

From 12th July

Learn about the density of different liquids, while making a colourful 60's style lava lamp. (All Ages)

Lego Mindstorms: Moon Buggy Driving Test

From 12th July

Find out what it's like to control a lunar roving vehicle by using a remote controlled LEGO Mindstorms robot to complete a mission on the Moon! (Ages 8 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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