Engineer It this October holiday

05 October 2012

Ever wondered ‘how does that work?’ Well put your hard hat on and head to Glasgow Science Centre this October school holiday (15th-21st October) as experts from across Scotland come together to celebrate engineering. Take part in construction workshops and challenges led by experts in the field from across the country.

Become a mini builder as you have a go on a digger, see through buildings using military infrared cameras, build your own wind turbine, bridges and towers, take a close up look at aircraft engines to identify microscopic faults, become a bone surgeon and lots more. There are lots of fun activities across the whole week.

Dr Robin Hoyle, Director of Science at Glasgow Science Centre, said:

“Historically, Scotland has a wealth of scientists, inventors and engineers whose discoveries have changed the way we live today. I am sure that people will recognise names such as John Logie Baird and Alexander Graham Bell but not everyone is aware of the advances that we as a country are making in fields such as Engineering.

Engineer It will give our visitors the chance to meet experts from academia and industry and take part in some great activities- where else can you get hands on with aircraft engines, a mini excavator and launch rockets?”

Experts from across Scotland will visit the Science Centre to engage with visitors including Strathclyde University, Thales, BAE Systems, General Electric, Glasgow University and Scottish Southern Electric.

As well as taking part in engineering activities, visitors will have the chance to explore three floors of the Science Mall, the planetarium and IMAX. Take part in a space mission to Mars, launch your own rocket and see the Fantastic Forces live science show full of whizzes and bangs. Plus, take a trip to the Arctic and follow a family of polar bears in their battle for survival in a brand new 3D film or catch The Dark Knight Rises on the 82 x 62 foot screen!

For more information on all the activities taking place over the October holiday visit

What's next?


Want to book tickets? Easy!

Just come down and rock up to
the front door, or call 0141 420 5000.

See you soon.


Glasgow Science Centre