The Green Zone is open and accessible to all and we’ve set out all the information you need if you’re planning to attend in person in Glasgow.
Location and opening hours
The COP26 Green Zone is in the Glasgow Science Centre and is open daily from Monday 1 November to Friday 12 November from 09:00 – 18:00, with last admission at 16:00.
An evening programme will take place in the cinema from 18:00-22:00.
The Green Zone is now accepting walk-ins without a ticket.
Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1EA
You can find information about how to get to the Glasgow Science Centre on foot or by bike, bus, subway, train or car on their website.
Please ensure that you check the traffic and travel information on the Get Ready Glasgow website for alternative routes when planning your journey, as restrictions and road closures will be in place during COP26.
SAFETY AND SECURITY
Under 16s will need to be accompanied by an adult.
Everyone entering the Green Zone will be subject to airport-style security checks.
Please don’t bring in large bags (unless for medical reasons) as they will not be permitted inside the venue.
We reserve the right to remove any article which may, in our reasonable opinion, cause danger, disruption or offence to visitors at the venue.
The following categories of items are prohibited:
- Sharp objects
- Sporting goods
- Guns and firearms
- Martial arts/self defence items
- Explosive materials
- Flammable items
- Disabling chemicals and other dangerous items
- Illegal items
Please be aware that filming will be taking place at times throughout the venue for use in marketing and publicity in relation to COP26. Your entry and presence on the event premises constitutes your consent to be photographed, filmed, and/or otherwise recorded.
In accordance with Scottish Law, COVID-19 vaccine passports are needed by all visitors to the Green Zone aged over 18 (unless exempt).
The scheme requires a person seeking entry to regulated settings to show that they have been fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to the date of entry. We recommend using the Scottish Vaccine Passport App which generates a QR code that can be shown on entry to the Green Zone. Other forms of proof of vaccination will be accepted.
And at: https://www.gov.scot/cop26/
In line with Scottish Law, face coverings must be worn in all indoor public spaces by everyone aged 12+, unless exempt.
Good hand hygiene is also recommended and hand sanitiser stations are located throughout the Green Zone. We also recommend that people maintain physical distancing where possible.
As a visitor to the Green Zone we expect you to exhibit appropriate and reasonable behaviour throughout your visit to enable everyone to participate in an inclusive, respectful and safe environment.
Visitors are asked to refrain from activity that disrupts the smooth running of the Green Zone and events. Those wishing to peacefully protest are asked to liaise in advance with event organisers to ensure this can be done safely, peacefully and without negatively impacting the experience of others attending.
Visitors who engage in disruptive, offensive or illegal activity will be asked to leave and removed from the Green Zone if necessary.
Food & drink
Food and drink can be brought into the venue and are also available to purchase.
Water refill stations will be available on-site.
A cloakroom is available on-site for bags and coats. Large bags as they will not be permitted inside the venue..
A limited number of disabled parking spaces are available in our car park for Blue Badge holders. These should be booked in advance by contacting: email@example.com
The venue, events and exhibits are wheelchair accessible. When booking an event please state if you require wheelchair access.
Wheelchairs will be available from the security point outside and the cloakroom near the main entrance to the venue. Please ask a member of staff if you require a manual wheelchair for the duration of your visit. Please note this is available on a first come, first served basis.
Toilets and baby changing
Fully accessible toilets and baby changing areas are available within the venue. Please speak to a staff member if you require the access code for the Changing Places toilet.
Visitors with an impairment
Visitors with an impairment do not have to queue during busy periods. Please speak to a member of staff on arrival and they will be happy to assist you.
Visitors can wear their own lanyard to let our staff know they might need support, or show staff your Access Card so that we can support you during your visit.
A first aid room is situated on the ground floor and kits are available in all areas of the venue.
All lifts within the Science Mall can accommodate 1 wheelchair (up to Class 2) and 1 companion.
Hearing impaired visitors
Induction Loops are available in the cinema, Information Desk and Science Show Theatre. Please switch Hearing Aids to the ‘T’ position to use this facility. 10 individual hearing loops are available on request for visitors in the Planetarium.
Ear defenders are available from the Information Desk.
We welcome assistance dogs to the venue.
Where can I find out what’s on?
The COP26 Green Zone programme lists all of the events and can be found here. You can also follow the COP26 Instagram account @COP26UK for updates on the Green Zone during COP.
How do I attend an event? Do I need to book a ticket?
To attend an event, you must have a ticket which you can book ahead of time through the ticketing website. However, you do not need a ticket to enter the Green Zone and explore the exhibits.
I’ve booked a ticket but can no longer attend. How do I cancel or change my ticket?
Please log on to your account on the ticketing platform. When you booked your tickets, a confirmation email with a link to set up a password was sent to you. Please use this to set up an account. This will permit you to modify your events or guests.
Can I visit the Green Zone without attending an event?
Yes, general admission tickets are available to visit the exhibits. The Information Desk in the venue will also be able to help with access to events on the day if there is space available.
How many tickets can I book?
You can book tickets for up to six people across a maximum of three days. Each individual email address can be registered and will be sent a ticket although all members of your group must arrive at the venue at the same time.
Can I book more tickets at a later date?
Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Provided there is still availability, you can select additional events within your three day limit at a later date.
Are children allowed in the Green Zone?
Children under the age of 16 are welcome to attend but must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that while we welcome younger visitors, the exhibits and events might best be enjoyed by children aged 12 and above.
How do I get there?
Restrictions and road closures will be in place for COP26. We recommend that you check the traffic and travel page on the Get Ready Glasgow website when planning your journey. You can also see the Getting There section on our website.
What happens when I arrive?
Your ticket will be scanned before you go through airport-style security scanners. Please allow for 30 minutes to pass security and get to your event. Please do not bring items larger than a small suitcase as they will not fit through the scanner.
I have accessibility requirements – what do I do?
When booking your ticket, you will be asked if you have accessibility requirements. Your ticket will enable you to access the fast track lane through security. If you are a wheelchair user, an appropriate space will be provided for you and your companion.
Is there parking?
There is no parking available on site. Please do travel to the venue in a sustainable manner and take alternative methods of travel. There are limited disabled parking spaces available for Blue Badge holders. You must book these in advance by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help, I can’t find my ticket in my emails!
Please look in your Spam or junk folders. If it’s not there, contact us at email@example.com and we will endeavour to assist.
Are latecomers admitted to events?
We will make every effort to accommodate latecomers but we cannot guarantee access.
Can I leave the Green Zone then come back?
In exceptional circumstances, we can issue a pass for reentry. Please see the Information Desk in the venue and they will help.
What if I don’t have a smartphone? Do I need to print my ticket?
If you don’t have a smartphone, please bring a printed copy of your ticket with you.
Will there be a cloakroom?
Yes, a free ticketed cloakroom will be available at the entrance area. Please be aware we will not be able to allow large bags or bulky items into the venue.
Where is lost property?
Any lost property will be taken to the cloakroom. Please contact Glasgow Science Centre to retrieve.