For adults there are a series of free weekly public lectures which kicked off this week with Dr Roger Wardman talking about 'Smart fabrics and interactive textiles'. Future lectures include 'A history of Astrophysics in Scotland' and 'Science is Fun'. There are also many other short courses, exhibitions and special events over the next six weeks.
Youngsters will have the chance to build their own solar car, view the stars inside an inflatable planetarium and take part in a rocketry session in the Children's Garden at the Botanic Gardens.
Dr Rebecca Crawford, of the festival team, said: "The Science Festival is about showcasing the everyday applications of science and engineering, especially cutting-edge research, and making it understandable and fun for children and adults.
"Hopefully, we might inspire the next generation of scientists."
Read more: www.glasgowsciencefestival.org.uk