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Science venues to visit

Science workshops/outreach

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

Science venues to visit:

Science Museums/Venues

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Glasgow Science Centre
www.gsc.org.uk
Free school admissions to primary schools, with 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.

Whitelee Windfarm
www.whiteleewindfarm.co.uk
Located on the edge of Europe's largest wind farm, 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.

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 Curvilinear Glasshouse designed by John Kibble houses the National collection of tree ferns.

Zoos, Aquariums and Nature Reserves

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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.

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. 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
The Sea Life Centre combines active learning with fascinating talks and an opportunity to have a close encounter with a variety of marine creatures.

Heads of Ayr Farm Park
www.headsofayrfarmpark.co.uk
With almost 50 different types of animal, each with its own particular charm, come meet them, touch them and feed them!

Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve
www.rspb.org.uk
The perfect spot to watch whooper swans, widgeons and a wide variety of ducks during the winter months. In spring, you won't want to miss the elaborate displays of the great crested grebes.

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.

Generation Science
www.generationscience.co.uk
Shows and workshops tailored towards specific age groups and curriculum requirements. Topics covered in the shows and workshops include: planet earth, materials, forces and electricity, biological systems and technologies.

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.

Kits

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Young Engineers & Science Clubs Scotland
www.yecsscotland.co.uk
YESC provides a wide range of science and engineering kits to feed curiosity and fire imaginations. Although the resources below are recommended for young engineers and scientists of primary school age, any of the resources can be adopted to suit a particular age range.

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