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Science Lates - Noel

Dig out your Christmas jumpers for our science festive frenzy! Cosy up with some mulled wine, tuck into a festive feast and explore the science of the season.

Please note that this event is strictly adults only (18+). If you're lucky enough to look younger than 25 you must bring a valid form of photo I.D. Anyone under the age of 18 or without valid I.D. will be refused entry. Disabled access only can be booked by calling 0141 420 5000.

What's On

Discover the science of the season, try your hand at some Christmas crafts, and maybe even meet the big man himself!

View What's On at Science Lates Noel PDF

All activities are included in your ticket, but some may be very popular so get there early to avoid disappointment.


The Christmas Show

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Join us for our Christmas science show! With exhilarating demonstrations and plenty of Christmas cheer, this is one show you won’t want to miss.

Santa’s Starry Adventure

Using the stars as your guide, you'll channel your inner child and follow Santa around the world in one night. Enjoy clear skies, Northern Lights, and lots of festive cheer in our amazing full-dome digital Planetarium.


Santa’s Sleigh Challenge

Santa and his reindeer have loads of presents to deliver this year - we will have to use science to help him out. Come along to design, build and test an alternative sleigh to help Santa deliver on his present-giving quest!

Ginology with McLean's Gin (20:00–21:30)

Watch theatrical chemical reactions, learn about the "medicinal" properties of gin botanicals and sample McLean's "Christmas in a Glass" spiced gin.


Ginology with McLean's Gin (18:00–19:30)

Watch theatrical chemical reactions, learn about the "medicinal" properties of gin botanicals and sample McLean's "Christmas in a Glass" spiced gin.


3D Printer in Action

Watch as our 3D printer cooks up some festive cookie cutters. What is your favourite Christmas bake? Tweet a progress picture of the printer @GSC1 to be in a draw to win one of the cutters!

Hand on Fire

Bust your winter blues in this spectacular experience with our trained staff.


Reindeer Hide and Seek

Santa’s cheeky reindeer have changed the password on Santa’s laptop. Without the laptop Santa won’t know who has been naughty and who has been nice this year! Can you solve the clues, find the reindeer, and figure out the password to help save Christmas?! Visit Santa in his grotto and find out how you can help save the day.

Festive Silent Disco

Kick off your weekend and get your boogie on!

Geeky Greetings Cards

Get crafty and make your very own geeky greetings cards to give your friends and family.

Jim the Magician

Be sure to find the incredible Jim the Magician who will be roaming the floors amazing you with his close-up card tricks and magic. You’ll be left spellbound!

Merry Noise Makers

Get musical with percussion and be part of a festive group jam. Which Christmas favourites can you play?


Christmas Neurons

Come and meet researchers from the University of Glasgow who are exploring ways to detect neurotoxicity, an unwanted side effect during treatment of childhood leukaemia. Craft your own neuron decoration, test yourself in the time-shock game and try their cognitive function test.

Rheumatosphere: Immune Cell Baubles

Want a new and unique decoration for your Christmas tree this year? Come along and see the Rheumatosphere team, where we will be taking our favourite immune cells and making them into Christmas tree decorations.

...and more to be announced!


Don’t forget to stop by our shop to pick up one of our gifts, gizmos and gadgets to take home with you.


We also have food and drink to purchase throughout the building: why not tuck into some of our delicious street food and cocktails at Taste café on the ground floor, or try a gin from our Alba Gin Bar. Our café will serve food until 9.45pm so please be sure to get there in good time if you need to refuel.

And if you're feeling very festive, we've even got some limited availability Mulled Wine and Churros.