Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre is one of Scotland's must-see visitor attractions - presenting concepts of science and technology in unique and inspiring ways.

Glasgow Science Centre is an independent Scottish Charity (SCO30809) the aims of which are:

To develop and enhance awareness of educational opportunities surrounding current and future health, science and technology issues;

To be a socially inclusive and accessible visitor Centre of Excellence;

To extend all opportunities within the Glasgow Science Centre to as many people as possible, particularly addressing the needs of people of all ages who are socially, cognitively or physically challenged.

Venue Type:

Science centre

Opening hours

Our summer opening hours mean you can visit every day, Monday through Sunday between 10am and 5pm! Over the winter we're open Wednesday to Sunday.

You can visit Glasgow Tower from 11.00-17.00 every day.

Admission charges

Science Mall
Adult £10.50

Science Mall
Child / Concession £8.50

Planetarium Add On
Adult / Child / Concession £2.50

IMAX Documentary Add On
Adult / Child / Concession £2.50

Glasgow Tower
Adult/Child/Concession £4.95

Science Passport
12 months free entry to Science Mall
Adult £24.00

Science Passport
12 months free entry to Science Mall
Child / Concession £18.00

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
A group of people looking up at digital art on the ceiling of a planetarium

Sonica Triple Bill

  • 28 October 2017 6:30-8:45pm, 9pm-11:15am

Join us for an unforgettable evening with three outstanding full-dome artists showcasing their incredible works.

The instantaneous transmission of information – and the possibility that soon people, as well as data, will be available everywhere simultaneously – has inspired OMNIS, an immersive installation by Montréal-based Maotik. Drawing on optical illusions and other visual effects, Maotik gradually fills the darkened space with twisting, writhing patterns of light that generate an effect of expanding depth and of unending travel. As a glittering soundtrack unfolds, courtesy of composer Metametric, the dimensions of the space seem to dissolve and the viewer, too, might feel themselves destabilised as time and space seem to merge into one.

Inspired by the writing of William Gibson, ‘the father of cyberpunk’, whose dystopian novels of the 1980s and 1990s (including Neuromancer and All Tomorrow’s Parties) now seem like documents that have both predicted and informed our present day, Czech studio, The Macula, presents an audiovisual journey through cyberspace. An ominous drone grows as the viewer is sent on a twisting, turning 360° trip through kaleidoscopic virtual space, where just as patterns seem to become identifiable, they shift and warp once more: clouds of particles give way to infinitely complex geometrics, mysterious mechanisms and star-filled spaces.

Remote Sense delves deep into our ancient past, tracing the story behind some of the world’s earliest art forms. Knox’s inspiration is the altered states of consciousness that ancient artists employed to visualise complex geometries and abstractions. The viewer is taken on a journey from the ancient past – through ethereal three-dimensional scans of real-life caves that were once painted in equally immersive vistas – to futuristic renderings of perspective and vanishing points. Jonny Knox’s background in music, architecture and computer graphics informs this expedition through the centuries, accompanied by Darien Brito’s haunting, restless soundtrack.

The triple bill will run at 6.30pm and again at 9.00pm
Each set of three performances is 110 minutes with a 20 minute interval

Suitable for

  • 18+




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Glasgow Science Centre
50 Pacific Quay
G51 1EA




0141 420 5010

0141 330 4384


0141 3303617

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