Explorathon Glasgow

Explorathon is back for it’s third year!!

This Scotland wide celebration returns on Friday the 30th of September with events carrying on until Saturday afternoon. See below the events lined up taking place across the city, all are totally FREE but some will require booking.

Day time adventures

Forge Future Minds

Forge Future Minds

The Forge Shopping Center  
 10am-5pm, Friday 30th September 
 All ages
 No booking required
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Come along to The Forge where you can find out how Scottish scientists changed the world through hands-on activities and demos hosted by Glasgow Science Festival. Learn about saving the planet’s resources in our eco-playground.
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Kelvingrove Unlocked

Kelvingrove Unlocked

Kelvingrove Museum 
  11am-4pm, Friday 30th September 
  Age 14+
 Some parts require booking
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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 of topics and appreciate the architecture of the building with a walking tour.
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Hunterian Uncovered

Hunterian Uncovered

The Hunterian Museum
 Noon-4pm, Friday 30th September   
 Age 12+ (bookable tour ages 16+)
 Some parts require booking
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Join us as we discover some of the secrets behind The Hunterian’s collection. Through a series of short talks and activities you can discover some of the wonders held in the historical medical and anatomical collections of Scotland’s oldest public museum.
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Explore, Question, Discover

Winning The War Coffee House Lecture

Winning The War on Talent – Coffee House Lecture

 Tinderbox Ingram Street
  5.30-7pm, Friday 30th September 
 Age 14+ 
 No booking required
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Today’s workforce is being fought over and battles are raging to recruit and then to retain ‘talent’. Join an interactive discussion about the latest research into talent management commissioned by the British Army – you might even learn some of their battle plans! Delivered by Paddy Sherrard, University of Strathclyde Business School. 
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Research Cinema

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Gilmorehill Centre, Uni of Glasgow
 5.30pm & 8.30pm, Friday 30th.
 Age 16+
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Join us for a night at the movies with a difference as we show critically acclaimed films and follow the screening with a question and answer session with our experts. Choose from The Divide, 5.30pm of Night of the Demon, 8.30pm. (Image: Shutterstock) 
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Crinolines, Coal Tar and The Colourists

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 Library, Uni of Glasgow 
 5.30-8pm, Friday 30th September  
 Age 14+
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The world-changing synthetic dye industry fused the innovation and entrepreneurship of 19th century chemists and dyers. Dr Anita Quye reveals how science and technology transformed the industrial waste of Victorian Britain into fashion. With pre- and post-talk viewings of historical dyes in the University of Glasgow’s Special Collection.
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Evening Adventures

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Explorathon Extravaganza

Glasgow Science Centre
 6-11pm, Friday 30th September  
 All ages
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Join us for the Explorathon Extravaganza at Glasgow Science Centre. We are opening the doors, free-of-charge for one night only! Inside you’ll find the cutting-edge research, discover what it’s all about through activities, talks and comedy.  Don’t forget to visit the Planetarium on your visit!
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Pokémon Go Univerity Tour

 Main Building, Uni of Glasgow
 6-7.30pm, Friday 30th September  
 All ages
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Take a guided tour of The University of Glasgow with a difference. Have your pokéballs at the ready as we explore the iconic Gilbert Scott building hunting for Squirtles, Charmanders and Pikachus. (Image: Keong DaGreat, Shutterstock)
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Making Waves with James Clerk Maxwell

 Uni of Glasgow Theater 
 7.30-9.30pm, Friday 30th September 
 Age 14+
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James Clerk Maxwell’s discoveries about light and the electromagnetic spectrum paved the way for our modern technological society – from telecommunications to microwave dinners! Join Prof Tom Stevenson, Andy and Flora Munro and guests for a “light-hearted” musical
journey through the life and legacy of “Scotland’s forgotten Einstein”.
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Go Exploring on Saturday Morning

Parago Play on

Paragon Play On

  Graham Hills Building, Uni of Strathclyde
 10am-1pm, Saturday 1st of October 
 All ages
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Call in to see Play On in action! Play On gives young people with additional support needs a unique opportunity to learn, create and perform their own music. Paragon’s team of expert professional tutors teach a range of instruments and family members can join in too.
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Hidden Universe

 Cineworld IMAX Glasgow 

 10.30-Noon, Saturday 1st October 
 All ages
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Join us for a special IMAX screening of the Hidden Universe short film. With real images of distant galaxies, the sun and Mars, taken by Hubble and the world’s most powerful telescopes, Hidden Universe takes you on a mesmerising tour of deep space. (Image: Shutterstock)
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Riverside Museum Unlocked

Riverside Unlocked

 Riverside Museum 

 11am-4pm, Saturday 1st October  
 All ages
 No booking required 
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Glasgow’s multi-award winning Riverside Museum hosts researchers throughout the day. Find us in the Education Space and join in with hands on demonstrations and activities.
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