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The Science Centre

New facilities have been developed at the Science Centre, after a SGD 38 million revamp exercise. They include a new main entrance, a fully covered link way joining the Science Centre and the Omni -Theatre, a Kinetic Garden, and an Annex Building.

The Kinetic Garden is Asia's first outdoor interactive garden of science with sciences and art. It com[...]

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The Science Centre

New facilities have been developed at the Science Centre, after a SGD 38 million revamp exercise. They include a new main entrance, a fully covered link way joining the Science Centre and the Omni -Theatre, a Kinetic Garden, and an Annex Building.

The Kinetic Garden is Asia's first outdoor interactive garden of science with sciences and art. It comprises 35 interactive sculptures, exhibits and displays set within a pleasant garden environment. Water features in the form of waterfalls, ponds, fountains and water misters provide the entire Garden with a cooling environment for you to enjoy the exhibits.

Apart from the main exhibition galleries is the Omni-Theatre, which houses an 18-seat Virtual Voyages Simulation Theatre and allows viewers to experience science phenomena visually and physically by means of a 15-minute adventure story. As one of the central attractions of the Center, the 5-storey high and 23 meter diameter hemispheric giant screen and sophisticated sound systems promise audiences a thrilling cinematic experience. It also houses Please contact the centre directly for the different screening times for movies and rides.


Theatres, cinema complexes, concert halls, festivals - Glasgow has something to suit every taste in music and entertainment - from the Royal Concert Hall to the Grand Ole Opry, from the Celtic Connections Festival to the Jazz Festival. Major international stars regularly perform in various venues including the SECC.

A little bit of history

Glasgow 's Coat of Arms has roots going back as far as the 6 th Century, when St Mungo, the city's patron saint, established a monastery on the banks of the Molendinar Burn, a tributary of the River Clyde. When in 1866 the authorities approved a Coat of Arms, various insignia and emblems, which had previously been used on official seals, were incorporated into the design. All of these items were associated with St Mungo in different ways, and the phrase "Let Glasgow Flourish", was said to come from one of his sermons.

The Tree That Never Grew was originally a branch of a hazel tree, which has now been transformed into an oak tree. The story is told of how St Mungo, a favoured disciple of St Serf, was charged with ensuring that the flames of a holy fire in St Serf's Monastery remained lit. While St Mungo was sleeping, jealous rivals put out the fire; upon wakening, he went to a nearby hazel tree and broke off a branch. He knelt and prayed, causing the branch to burst into flames; he was then able to re-ignite the holy fire

The Bird That Never Flew again features St Serf. A robin that he had tamed was accidentally killed and St Mungo was deemed to be responsible for its death. Quickly stooping and praying over the bird, he restored it to life.

The Fish That Never Swam is shown on the Coat of Arms holding a ring in its mouth, a ring that was originally given by the King of Strathclyde to his wife as a gift. The story goes that the queen in turn gave the ring to a favoured knight. The king, upon finding this out, promptly took it from the knight's finger while he was asleep, and threw it into the River Clyde.

He then spoke to the queen, asked to see the ring, and threatened her with death if she could not produce it. The knight beseeched St Mungo to help them, and he sent a monk off to fish in the river. The monk came back with a salmon, which St Mungo cut open, revealing the ring. In the 13 th Century, one of Glasgow's Bishops produced the design of the fish with the ring on his seal, and the motif has stayed with the city ever since.

The Bell That Never Rang was associated with the city's first Lord Provost, John Stewart, who died in the mid 15 th Century. He left a sum of money in his estate with the instruction that a bell be made and sounded to remind the citizens to pray for him. A replacement bell was purchased in 1641 and can be seen in the People's Palace Museum. A similar bell was also made for the city's Tron Church.


The Education Service provides programmes and resources for education providers from pre-school to higher education, including activity sheets linked to the collections, handling boxes and in-service training for teachers and other education professionals.

Pupil's education

There are upgraded education facilities in the Campbell Hunter Education Wing, and Discovery Centres for Art, History and the Environment that will help pupils develop enquiry-based skills. There is a wide choice of workshops, and specially trained learning assistants will help you get the most from your trip. In addition, the new displays include many objects and paintings that have never been on show before.

Those programmed to support Pioneering Vision will be particularly special. This temporary exhibition, to be held at Scotland Street School Museum in September 2006, considers the education provided in Glasgow for children with visual impairments. Groups visiting the exhibition will have the opportunity to hear at first hand from pupils with visual impairments, and to handle the aids and equipment used by them at home and at school.
Some of the varied activities that Glasgow offers are:

o for Art and Design, opportunities for pupils to develop their skills by working with professional artists
o for Drama, using museum collections to help pupils understand the texts of plays they are studying
o for History, an actress-led session that looks at the suffragettes' movement
o and for Religious and Moral Education, Citizenship, and Modern Studies, St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art continues to develop an exciting programme praised by Learning and Teaching Scotland.


It has age, it has prestige, it has history and it has the looks of a royal palace - University of Glasgow as seen from across the street.
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