Pupils examine bugs they've collected outdoors as part of an OPAL survey

Educational Partners

At Glasgow Science Centre, we’re proud to work with some great science partners. They help us deliver our amazing programme of learning experiences, all carefully aligned with the Curriculum for Excellence and National Qualification Stages.

Take a look at who these great partners are:


Glasgow City of Science and Innovation

Glasgow City of Science and Innovation

Glasgow City of Science and Innovation is a pioneering partnership engaging over 100 multi-sector organisations (including academia, government, arts and culture, and business). The initiative acts as a science and innovation interface facilitating creative collaborations to drive innovation with impact; whilst building on, and profiling, Glasgow and the West of Scotland's offer as a world-class region of science, innovation, culture and place through a range of inspirational partnership programmes.




GlaxoSmithKline supports our On Tour programme, making it possible for us to visit schools and communities right across Scotland. This support means that every year around 80,000 people around Scotland take part in local school or community based science learning activities.




Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. They are working with us to inspire pupils with science and technology; offering supported visits and a chance to meet their own biomedical scientists.


National Grid

National Grid

National Grid is an international electricity and gas company that plays a vital role in connecting millions of people safely, reliably and efficiently to the energy they use.

They support our Powering the Future exhibition and Let's Talk Energy masterclass in order to promote the development and implementation of sustainable, innovative and affordable energy solutions.



A school pupil and OPAL Community Scientist from GSC examine leaves on a tree

The Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) is an environmental project which aims to connect children and adults with the natural environment. From bug hunts to pond dipping, pupils will learn basic survey techniques and have the chance to become real, mini scientists and contribute actual scientific data to a UK wide environment report. 

Contact our OPAL Community Scientist, based at Glasgow Science Centre: joanne.dempster@glasgowsciencecentre.org


Royal Society of Chemistry

The Royal Society of Chemistry logo

The Royal Society of Chemistry is the UK and Ireland's professional body for the chemical sciences community and the largest non-governmental supporter of chemistry education.  Be the first to hear about the latest resources and events supporting chemistry teaching in Scotland! It's free to join the LearnChemistry Partnership - the growing network of Scottish schools currently engaging with the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Contact our Royal Society of Chemistry Education Coordinator based at Glasgow Science Centre: nicola.jordan@glasgowsciencecentre.org


Scottish Water

Scottish Water

Glasgow Science Centre and Scottish Water have worked together to create an exciting three year programme that will offer your pupils the opportunity to participate in a hands on, interactive Science Show and Workshop during their visit.



Scottish Power

ScottishPower operates in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in the UK. They support our Electric Detective workshop and are working on other partnership projects with us to promote careers in STEM and raise awareness of the energy industry.


Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre

Whitelee Windfarm

Visit Whitelee Windfarm, Europe's largest onshore windfarm to find out more about renewable energy.

The visitor centre is managed and operated by Glasgow Science Centre and the education programme delivers the same quality of CfE linked activities.



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