Science Lates

Science Lates at Glasgow Science Centre

Join us as Glasgow Science Centre goes adults-only for our series of Science Lates. Enjoy hundreds of exhibits, live demonstrations, talks, shows, tasty food and delicious drinks, with no children allowed. There’ll be more detail to follow on what each enticing event has in store, but each theme will be sure to bring some truly unique, thought provoking experiences to your Friday night.

These will draw a crowd, so get your tickets now for a fantastic evening not to be missed.

Running 6.00pm till 10.30pm on the first Friday of the month

£15 | £10 (student) per person, per night

£12.00 per person per night for groups of 10 or more. Please give our lovely team a call on 0141 420 5000.

Strictly +18’s only

Tickets are on sale now!




7 Jul 2017

Science Lates: Innovate

Join us as we talk technology, investigate innovation and discover how to engineer the designs of tomorrow. How does the future look to you?

Get ready to Innovate at Science Lates, where you can:
  • Get yer eyes glued oan the action and see a mega fire tornado, us geein it laldy with an indoor geyser, or a swatch of our elephant's toothpaste! The Pure Random Science Show is a live, interactive science show like no other where the spin of a wheel will determine the next spectacular demo!
  • Holy science Batman! Join the Agents of A.W.E.S.O.M.E from Glasgow University in their award winning show, Superhero Science as they investigate the science behind superpowers!
    Superhero Science
  • Visit the immersive full-dome digital planetarium and journey to some of humanity's most innovative spaceships, in Innovation in Space. From across the solar system from the very first satellites to our modern-day space station and beyond, to the realm of science fiction and immense space elevators. This live astronomer-led planetarium show is unique to this Science Late, and we'll be heading places that no planetarium audience has gone before.
  • Get crafty with our state-of-the-art laser cutter
  • Are you up to the challenge of solving a series of challenges using electronics? Show off your problem solving skills in the perfect introduction to the fascinating world of electronics in the workshop, Electronics in action
  • See some mesmerising 3D printing in action
  • Design, engineer and create in the Build-It Zone Challenge using 3D pens, cardboard, building blocks and more. What will you make?
  • Watch the potential of magnetic levitation in transport come alive in exciting demonstrations using supercool liquid nitrogen!
  • Meet the expert and discover revolutionary tech:
    • Silk: An emerging high-tech material for medical applications
    • Interact with a humanoid robot
    • Tactile Sensitivity in robots
    • Do Science: The Great Nurdle Hunt - discover what 'nurdles' are and explore how you can reduce their impact on our planet's oceans
    • Get innovative and playful with a micro:bit as you hack a big game of Snakes and Ladders
    • Experts from the University of Glasgow will demonstrate cutting edge tech used to detect and monitor heart failure in LOVE Biosensors
  • Get your groove on at the Silent disco
  • Savour tasty food and delicious drinks whilst you enjoy hundred's of interactive exhibits across the whole Science Mall without any kids!
  • Pick up a memento of your night to take home from the GSC Shop
  • And watch this space for more to come!

Watch the videos and get a flavour of what GSC's Science Lates is like...


All activities are included in your ticket, but some activities may be very popular so get there early to avoid disappointment. While you're making your about the building, drinks and tasty snacks can be purchased at our stands located on the ground and first floors.

4 Aug 2017

Science Lates: Taste

Cheers! Tease your taste buds as you discover the science behind what we eat and drink. Broaden your food and drink horizons as we mix up the perfect cocktail of intriguing, tasty science.

1 Sep 2017

Science Lates: Into Orbit

Leave the Earth behind for the evening and embark on a journey into the solar system and beyond. Wonder at the night sky in our Planetarium or explore the latest in space technology.


Previous Science Lates

5 May 2017

Science Lates: Sensation

Can you trust your brain? Discover how we perceive the world around us, decipher mind-bending illusions and stimulate your senses in this sound and light extravaganza.

7 Apr 2017

Science Lates: Get Curious

Spark your curiosity! Delve into a night of spectacular science from explosive demos and live shows to three floors of fascinating hands-on exhibits. Join us as we begin our journey with our first Science Late.

2 Jun 2017

Science Lates: Under the Skin

What makes us tick? With activities to delight, challenge or even make you squirm - explore our vital organs and put your reactions to the test, as we dissect what makes us human.


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