Glasgow Science Festival at Kelvingrove

Glasgow Science Festival at Kelvingrove

Since 2010, Glasgow Science Festival has taken over the Kelvingrove museum every festival for a flagship weekend of hands-on STEM activities.  Working with researchers from across the country and a wide range of NGO's and societies we welcome thousands of museum visitors to explore the activities.  From nano-scale to dino-scale and with a good measure of slime and fizz the Kelvingrove weekend has grown to be a highlight of the GSF programme. 
We would like to thank all our event partners who have provided activities and to the Kelvingrove art gallery and museum for welcoming us each year.

Visitors making a 'Gravitational Waves' giant collage

Participants making a start on the gravitational waves detection collage with researchers from the University of Glasgow's Institute of Gravitational Research.


Health and well being is often a strong theme of the activities.  Here, Jason Gill from University of Glasgow leads on the 2014 'Science and the Commonwealth Games Roadshow!'. Visitors could discover how to become an elite-level athlete and compare themselves to the best in the world through a series of tests.

lava lamps
Exploring properties of materials with CM-DTC, University of Edinburgh in 2015.  The kids are enjoying their fizzing lava lamp.

Health tests on an indoor bike.

University of Glasgow researchers and the nurition society testing health in 2014

Ultrasound machine used to look at visitors tongues

Kelvingrove offers a great opportunity for researchers to show off their work and engage with a wide museum visitors of all ages.  Here, University of Glasgow researchers use an ultrasound machine to look at your tongue as you speak!

Marine touch pool

The MASTS touchpool allowed visitors to get close to Scottish marine life and learn about the oceans around them.

Yoga in main hall of Kelvingrove
Glasgow Science Festival work directly with University of Glasgow researchers to develop bespoke activity for the festival.  In 2014 an activity showing the health benefits of yoga on he heart took center stage in the main hall of the museum.