Go Beyond the ordinary this Christmas at Glasgow Science Centre with festive films, unique gifts and fun days out the whole family can enjoy.

Out-Of-This-World Gift Ideas

Looking for something beyond the ordinary to surprise them with? Or, a treat for friends and family in the run-up to Christmas? There's a great range of things to enjoy this festive season at Glasgow Science Centre, giftable experiences to be found, or gift vouchers that let them choose for themselves.

Festive Films

See Elf in 2D (celebrating its 20th anniversary) or The Polar Express 3D this December on Scotland's biggest cinema screen - IMAX at Glasgow Science Centre.

Planetarium Double Bill

Join us for some festive fun under the stars in The Planetarium, as we find out how Santa finds his way around the Earth on Christmas Eve in Santa's Starry Adventure, then settle in for a showing of The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Festive Days out

Enjoy a festive big day out with a visit to Scotland's biggest cinema screen to see your choice of either Elf in 2D (celebrating its 20th anniversary) or The Polar Express 3D. Festive Days Out* are brilliant value and include a snack pack for your IMAX cinema visit and entry into the Science Galleries to enjoy 100s of interactive science exhibits. *Available on selected weekends in December.

Gift Vouchers

Give the gift of Science this Christmas with gift vouchers to spend on tickets for day visits or any event run by Glasgow Science Centre. They can also be used for Science Passports, or towards a film in the IMAX, 30-minute flight experiences in Newton Flight Academy, in our Gift Shop, or Café.

Fly a plane

Let your teenager fly a plane! Most suitable for ages 12 and over, the Newton Flight Academy is an unforgettable experience that puts you at the controls of a full-motion flight simulator.

Universe for Beginners

Our astronomy night class for beginners takes place in The Planetarium every Monday for 4-weeks starting 8 January 2024. A superb gift for those who've always wanted to learn more about the stars. £80 per person.

The Science of Whisky

Join The Good Spirits Company and our resident astronomer as we take you through a journey of The Science of Whisky. Perfect gift experience for whisky and astronomy lovers! £49 per person. An extra date (9 Feb) now added due to popular demand!

Queen Heaven

We will rock you! This winter, celebrate the best of Queen under the captivating dome of the Planetarium with a mix of immersive visuals, archive footage and classic music videos.

The Dark Side of the Moon

Join us for screenings this winter of the Pink Floyd fulldome experience which sets 10 tracks from The Dark Side of the Moon to mesmeric 360° visuals in our digital Planetarium.

Science Lates: Winter Wonderland

All the fun of the science centre after hours, without the kids! Come with friends and enjoy a night out like no other at Science Lates: Winter Wonderland...

GSC Shop

Gadgets, gizmos and goodies - continue the journey of curiosity beyond a visit to Glasgow Science Centre with a wide and exciting range of science kits, books, novelty items, Gift Vouchers, stationery and souvenirs available to purchase in the Shop.

Get into the festive spirit and join us on our social media channels for plenty of science fun.

Over the weekend of 9 and 10 December, we have a Festive market to enjoy when you visit during the day and at our Science Late. 

Check out when we are open over the festive period and plan your next visit.