Glasgow Science Centre launches first digital science festival

Glasgow Science Centre is holding its first digital science festival, Curious About Our Planet.

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The event, which will take place from the 18th to the 20th of February, celebrates the wonders of our planet and the science of climate change.

Curious About Our Planet is the online version of Curiosity Live, a regular science engagement event that has been held at Glasgow Science Centre (GSC).

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The event has evolved into an online festival due to the pandemic and has been designed to help people of all ages engage and be inspired by the latest research happening around Scotland and the UK.

The lineup includes a behind-the-scenes tour of Edinburgh Zoo, a sustainable cocktail making session, a UK film premiere, an art exhibition and live talks.

Dr Stephen Breslin, chief executive of Glasgow Science Centre, said: “We’re excited to be launching our first digital science festival following the success of GSCAtHome and our online Halloween and Christmas shows.

“Climate change will have an impact on everyone and Curious About Our Planet invites us to explore the science of it as well as reminding us of the beauty of our planet, all from the safety and comfort of home”.

Some of the festival contributors include Heather Reid, WWF Scotland, Royal Zoological Society for Scotland (RZSS), Zero Waste Scotland, Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), National Environment Research Council (NERC), the Conservation Volunteers, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Renfrewshire Council and many more.

Curious About Our Planet is a free event, but registration may be required for some events. The festival is being delivered with support from the Inspiring Science Fund provided by Wellcome, UKRI and BEIS. It is also part of Our World Our Impact, Glasgow Science Centre’s climate change programme which is in partnership with the Scottish Government.

To find out more about the full festival programme, visit