Explorathon Glasgow

Explorathon will return on the 29th of September 2017.
Look out for our programme launch in early July.

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2016 highlights

Forge Future Minds

Forge Future Minds

The Forge Shopping Center  

Shoppers explored how Scottish scientists changed the world through hands-on activities and demos hosted by Glasgow Science Festival.

Kelvingrove Unlocked

Kelvingrove Unlocked

Kelvingrove Museum 

Glasgow’s biggest museum came to life with research throughout the day! Hands on demos and a special guided tour. 

Hunterian Uncovered

Hunterian Uncovered

The Hunterian Museum

Talks, tours and object handling as visitors uncovered the secrets of the Hunterian’s collections. 

Explore, Question, Discover

Winning The War Coffee House Lecture

Winning The War on Talent – Coffee House Lecture

 Tinderbox Ingram Street

An interactive discussion about the latest research into talent management commissioned by the British Army 


Research Cinema (image: shutterstock)

Research Cinema

.. Gilmorehill Centre, Uni of Glasgow

A night at the movies with a difference! Critically acclaimed films and special Q&A sessions


Crinolines, Coal Tar and The Colourists

. Library, Uni of Glasgow 

A tour of the University of Glasgow’s Special Collection looking at the history of textiles and the dyeing industry. 

Evening Adventures


Explorathon Extravaganza

Glasgow Science Centre

The Explorathon Extravaganza at Glasgow Science Centre with over 50 interactive stalls to explore and 20 talks. 


Pokémon Go Univerity Tour

 Main Building, Uni of Glasgow

Visitors to the University of Glasgow went a special pokemon themed tour of the campus. 

Alt Test

Making Waves with James Clerk Maxwell

 Uni of Glasgow Theater 

A “light-hearted” musical journey through the life and legacy of “Scotland’s forgotten Einstein”.

Go Exploring on Saturday Morning

Parago Play on

Paragon Play On

  Graham Hills Building, Uni of Strathclyde

Play On gives young people with additional support needs a unique opportunity to learn, create and perform their own music. 


Hidden Universe

 Cineworld IMAX Glasgow 

special IMAX screening of the Hidden Universe short film. With real images of distant galaxies, the sun and Mars. 

Riverside Museum Unlocked

Riverside Unlocked

 Riverside Museum 

Glasgow’s multi-award winning Riverside Museum hosted researchers throughout the day.