Glasgow Science Centre reopens with new fun things to do

After a forced closure due to the pandemic, the centre can finally welcome visitors again.

Glasgow Science Centre has reopened with some brand new features.

After a six-month-long closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the much-loved visitor attraction reopened its doors to families and children on Friday.

The Explore! gallery is full of new, interactive exhibits that aim to inspire and excite youngsters.

A new thermal imaging camera will let them see their bodies’ temperatures, a giant pulley system explains how force works, and they can learn more about magnets, surface tension and gravity with black ferrofluid.

Visitors will be challenged to pop tennis balls out of giant tubes, make patterns in sand and build a 1.5m arch out of big blocks.

All of the exhibits are hands-on and designed to be as fun as they are educational.

Stephen Breslin, chief executive of Glasgow Science Centre, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome visitors back to Glasgow Science Centre with so many new exhibits and improved facilities.

“The Explore! gallery is our vision for interactive exhibits that allow users to investigate scientific phenomena in a fun, accessible way.

“We are all scientists, and this gallery will ignite everyone’s interest in science, whether they are four or 74.”

The outside of Glasgow Science Centre is currently undergoing a makeover.

Mr Breslin added: “Work is ongoing at the front of the Glasgow Science Centre.

“We’ll soon have a new bike path and shed, a wetland moat and new science-inspired sculptures.

“We hope to have all of this finished by late summer.”

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