School Visits

School visits to Glasgow Science Centre give pupils the opportunity to explore the interactive exhibitions in our Science Galleries and take part in structured learning sessions.

  • All education activities are carefully designed to link with and support the Curriculum for Excellence and National Qualification Stages.
  • All activities are risk-assessed.
  • The logistics of your day are all planned with our team in advance. 
  • Fantastic Science Communicators — trained to inspire everyone with the wonders of science.

We offer a term-long online learning programme which includes a free visit called, Learning Lab.

Please click here to enquire about booking the Newton Flight Academy for S2 & S3 or here for our Senior Phase programme STEM Futures. 

Costs and Booking

School visits including an activity cost £6* per pupil. We offer free entry to adults required to accompany trips based on standard school ratios. A second activity can be added for an additional £3 per pupil. 

Schools in some local authorities may be able to access visits centrally funded by their LEA, our Education Bookings Team will let you know if this applies to your booking.

Visits are available Wednesday to Friday in September - March, and Monday to Friday from April - June.

Our Education Bookings Team can recommend an itinerary that best meets your needs. So we have all the information we need to do this, please first explore the activities on offer for the month when you would like to visit. Then, to start the booking process, complete the 'Book your school visit' form by clicking the button below.

Due to the large volume of booking request forms, there may be delay in a response from the Bookings Team. If you do not here back from us after 3 working days, please get in contact with us.   

Book your school visit

May

Explore the Science Galleries and add a choice of activity:
IMAX Film - P2-S3
Planetarium Show - Nursery-S3
Science Show - Our Changing Climate - P5-S2

June

Explore the Science Galleries and add a choice of activity:
IMAX Film - P2-S3
Planetarium Show - Nursery-S3
Science Show - Bodyworks The Vitals - P5-S2

FAQ's

You will find answers to common questions below. If you have other questions please don't hesitate to get in touch with us by email at [email protected] or call us on 0141 420 5003

Can I cancel my visit?

Yes, we understand that at the moment circumstances may change. Please cancel or change the date of your visit by emailing [email protected] as far in advance as possible. 

Can I have a copy of your risk assessment?

You can find all the information you need in our health and safety for schools statement

If you require our full covid risk assessment please email [email protected].

 

What support and adaptations are there for schools with neurodiverse pupils?

To support neurodiverse visitors during their school visit please download our education social story.

You may also find our Accessibility Guide and Map for education visitors helpful.

We recommend bringing ear defenders for any pupils who are sensitive to noise.

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.

If you have any questions prior to your visit please call our contact centre 0141 420 5000.

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