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Science venues to visit

Science workshops/outreach

Science Museums/Venues Science Shows
Zoos, Aquariums and Nature Reserves

Science venues to visit:

Science Museums/Venues

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Glasgow Science Centre
www.gsc.org.uk
Free school admissions to primary schools. exciting workshops, live science shows, glittering star shows - all enhanced by three floors of interactive exhibits, everything is hands-on and carefully designed to fit the needs of learners.

Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh
www.dynamicearth.co.uk
Interactive Exhibits on all Aspects of the Planet, Workshops including: dinosaur detectives, the arctic, a journey into the rainforest, climate change and oceans.

Whitelee Windfarm
www.whiteleewindfarm.co.uk
Located on the edge of Europe's largest windfarm, it is the place to learn all about renewable energy with hands-on interactive activities, and is the access point to lots of outdoor activities.

The Observatory
www.paisley.org.uk
Coats Observatory is the oldest public observatory in Scotland, opened in 1883 it has been welcoming everyone with an interest in astronomy ever since. The observatory also has a planetarium which gives visitors a tour of the night sky without having to leave the comfort of their chair.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens
www.glasgowbotanicgardens.com
Glasgow Botanic Gardens, located in the West End of Glasgow and managed by Glasgow City Council is arguably the finest Garden in Glasgow, and is dominated by the recently restored Kibble Palace; a magnificent Curvilinular Glasshouse designed by John Kibble houses the National collection of tree ferns.

Zoos, Aquariums and Nature Reserves

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World of Wings
www.worldofwings.co.uk
There is a selection of visits to choose from, each lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Visits are geared to suit the age, the size of the group, the interests of the group and if there are any particular aspects of Birds of Prey that the group would like to explore, we will gladly help.

Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre
www.llbopc.co.uk
A unique experience learning about the individual birds; see them close up, stand six feet from a Golden Eagle, watch the birds training or flying in their aviary compound.

Five Sisters Zoo Park
www.fivesisterszoo.co.uk
An intimate zoo setting with a more personal approach to guests. Lots of things to see and do including the lemur feed, good value and full of interesting animals, including bears, lemurs, owls, snakes and more.

Mugdock Country Park
www.mugdock-country-park.org.uk
There is a ranger service based at Mugdock Country Park which leads outdoor learning and environmental activities in the Park's 260 hectares and also throughout the whole of East Dunbartonshire and Stirling.

Palacerigg Country Park
www.visitlanarkshire.com/attractions/garden-and-parks/Palacerigg-Country-Park
Palacerigg has been developed around the objectives of conservation, environmental education and countryside recreation.

Calderglen Country Park
www.visitlanarkshire.com/attractions/garden-and-parks/Calderglen-Country-Park
There is an extensive event and activities programme throughout the year organised by the zoo, conservatory staff and country park rangers.

Amazonia
www.discoveramazonia.co.uk
A unique place for fun and learning for all ages, in an ever-changing environment discover the secrets of the vast Amazon Rainforest, stretching over 2.5 million square miles. Vast range of trees, vegetation & tropical plants in a temperature controlled environment of 27oC. Also parrots, toucans, monkeys, snakes, bats, tarantulas, leaf cutter ants, tropical birds, butterflies, caiman crocodiles and giant millipedes.

Sea Life Centre, Loch Lomond
www.visitsealife.com/Loch-lomond
Sea Life combines active learning with fascinating talks and an opportunity to have a close encounter with a variety of marine creatures.

Science workshops/outreach:

Science Shows

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Think Science
www.thinkscience.co.uk
thinkScience offers educational, fun, inspiring and highly interactive science workshops, shows and events. thinkScience can visit your nursery or school to deliver an exciting and educational, science workshop or science show experience..

Glasgow Science Centre Outreach
www.glasgowsciencecentre.org
These engaging science shows, interactive workshops and amazing exhibits are the perfect complement to the Curriculum for Excellence Science and Health & Wellbeing outcomes.

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