Launching on December 10, Powering the Future will use 60 thought-provoking interactive exhibits to encourage members of the public to consider ways to meet our growing energy demand at an acceptable economic and environmental cost.
Visitors will also learn the diverse ways we can harness and generate energy via a dance off, and piloting an underwater ROV. It is estimated that 1.8 million people will visit the exhibition during its five year lifespan.
Glasgow Science Centre has gathered support and partnered with organisations including the Scottish government, National Grid, EDF Energy and Scottish Enterprise.
Dr Stephen Breslin, chief executive of Glasgow Science Centre, said: “Powering the future will play a pivotal role in raising public awareness of how critical energy availability is. It will demonstrate the extent to which energy underpins our lives, and hopes to engage the public in considering ideas and concepts as to how we as society might seek to deliver a secure, affordable and cleaner energy future that guarantees we keep the lights on.
“Highlighting the importance of how we approach power generation both now and in the future is an issue that affects everyone, everywhere – young and old. Illustrating how different energy technologies can be mixed to meet increasing demands in a way that is tangible, entertaining and engaging is central to our message in Powering the Future.”