Explorathon Glasgow: Friday 29th & Saturday 30th September

Welcome to Explorathon 2017! We’re back On Friday 29th and Saturday the 30th of September with another packed program of free events across the City to feed your curiosity.

Riverside 400The Explorathon Extravaganza returns in it’s biggest home yet! Come to the Riverside Museum on Friday the 29th to find it filled with activities, demonstrations, exhibits and more! 

Find out more and get your ticket here. Or see below for the full Explorathon programme happening across Glasgow! 

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Day Time Explorers: from 11am

Forge Ahead

Forge Ahead

The Forge Shopping Center  
 Friday 29th Sept. 11am – 5pm
 All ages  No booking required

Pop down to The Forge and find out about the research taking place on your doorstep. Chat to local researchers about what they do, take part in some interactive activities or just come for a nosy to see what we do!


Kelvingrove Unlocked

 Kelvingrove Museum 
 Friday 29th Sept. 11am – 4pm
 All ages  No booking required

Glasgow’s biggest museum comes to life with research throughout the day. Find our researchers in Kelvingrove Museum and join in with hands-on demonstrations on a wide range for topics. 

Hunterian Unlocked

Hunterian Uncovered

 Hunterian Museum 
 Friday 29th Sept. Noon – 4pm
 All ages  No booking required

Discover some of the secrets behind The Hunterian’s world famous collection. Scotland’s oldest public museum houses
an amazing collection from precious art to the instruments of famous scientists.

Explore, Question, Discover: events from 5pm

Coffee House Lecture: The Dark Side of Social Media

Coffee Lecture: Dark Side of Social Media

 Tinderbox, Ingram Street
 Friday 29th Sept. 5.30pm – 7pm
 Age 14+  No booking required

Grab a coffee and a cake and join researchers as they discuss the darker side of social media. Join the debate on how social media is changing people’s lives as it affects our sleep patterns and body image.


Film Screening: Govan Young: UK Premier

Film Screening: Govan Young: UK Premier

 Govan Old Church
 Friday 29th Sept. 6pm – 7.30pm
 Age 8+  BOOK NOW

Fresh from success on the international film festival circuit,
join the pupils of Pirie Park Primary School as they discover the lost kingdom of Strathclyde in the award-winning documentary film “Govan Young”. Screened in Govan Old Church and introduced by the filmmakers and archaeologist Prof Steve Driscoll.


Do You Believe in Science?

 Kelvin Hall
 Friday 29th Sept. 6pm – 8pm
 Age 16+  BOOK NOW

Recent political statements have tried to create a distrust in science and our psychologists are taking a stand! Join our crack team for an evening of swift and interactive exchanges on debunking the headlines, on trusting our methods and on creating a science for everyone.

Evening Adventures: 6pm onward

Riverside 400

Explorathon Extravaganza

 The Riverside Museum 
 Friday 29th Sept. 6pm – 10pm
 All Ages  BOOK NOW

Our sell out event is back and bigger than ever! For one night only explore the Riverside Museum as never before with dozens of activities happening into the night. Take a walk down the Old Street where you might just find a few surprises. Meet robots, test if you are a super-face recogniser and fill your night with curiosity!

Patterns and Puzzles in Place Names

Patterns and Puzzles in Place Names

 Sir Charles Wilson Building
 Friday 29th Sept. 6pm – 7pm
 Ages 16+  BOOK NOW

Braehead, Bishopbriggs, Drumchapel – which is the odd one out? Join us as we uncover the ancient meanings and hidden patterns within the names of Scotland’s cities and towns. Radio Scotland regular Prof Carole Hough will be your tour guide and quizmaster on this interactive journey.

The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets

The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets

 Sir Charles Wilson Building
 Friday 29th Sept. 6.30pm – 8.30pm
 Ages 16+  BOOK NOW

Join best-selling science writer Simon Singh as he uncovers the mathematical jokes hidden in the Simpson universe. With wit, clarity and a true fan’s zeal, Simon investigates some classic episodes to give you an entirely new insight into the most successful show in television history.

Curiosity on Film

Broadway Reads The Victorians

Broadway Reads The Victorians

 Adelaides, 209 Bath Street
 Friday 29th Sept. 7pm – 8.30pm
 Ages 14+  BOOK NOW

How do you go from Victorian novel to Broadway musical? We will be ‘Reviewing the Situation’ and invite you to 
‘Attend the Tale of Sweeney Todd’, as we guide you through the ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ world of Broadway’s Neo-Victorian musical adaptations. Featuring live performances from Mad Props Theatre.

Research Cinema: Get Out

Research Cinema: Get Out

 Gilmorehill Centre, Uni of Glasgow
 Friday 29th Sept. 7pm – 9.30pm
 Ages 14+ 

A night at the movies with a difference! A film screening of new cult horror “Get Out” (Jordan Peel, 2017) followed by a panel discussion on the film and representations of race, gender, disability and sexuality in film.


Deep Sea 3D IMAX Experiance

 Cineworld IMAX at Science Centre 
 30th Sept. 10.30am – Noon
 All Ages  BOOK NOW Sold Out

Be transported to some of the most exotic and isolated underwater locations on Earth and encounter the most mysterious creatures of the sea all in amazing IMAX 3D. You’ll also get the chance to hear from some local scientists working to understand life under the sea.

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