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Glasgow Science Centre

50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
0141 420 5000
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As featured in Glasgow for young kids
Ranked #34 of 172 attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Charity and Science attraction in Glasgow, rated 5 stars by VisitScotland, providing programs of entertaining Science theatre, Imax movies,... more » Owner description: Charity and Science attraction in Glasgow, rated 5 stars by VisitScotland, providing programs of entertaining Science theatre, Imax movies, Planetarium, and hands-on interactive science exhibits over three floors, with a charitable aim of entertaining and introducing science to everyone. April 2013 sees the launch of BodyWorks, a major new exhibition. Science Mall and shows admission is approximately £10, with add-on charges for access to the IMAX and the Planetarium. A shop and cafe are free to access. Schools and outreach programs extend the Centre’s work into the community. Car parking and public transport links or a 15 minute walk along the Clyde from the City center. « less
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
54 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I cannot believe we travelled all the way from Belfast for the day to see this white elephant of a place. It cost us - a family of two adults and two children 9 & 11 - just under £40 to enter. The Imax was not showing anything after 11.am (only one showing at 10.15am and that was before we... More

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Kendal, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing place! Full of hands-on experiments in all sorts of aspects of physics, biology, etc. The two of us (aged 66 and 67) could have spent all day in there, but sadly only had a couple of hours to spare. Our grandchildren (4 and 6) would love it. Yes, I suppose it is expensive, but not for... More

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Saltcoats, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We love visiting the science centre and as it growths with the kids it is always interesting and you see new things. My only gripe is the cost, it is £49 for a family of 5 then probably about the same for lunch. We save club card points to go. The centre is well looked after and the attractions keep... More

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Went with my three kids, so not cheap !! We were there first thing and it wasn't to busy but did start getting busy later on. They all enjoyed the interactive hands on experience which was great. Staff very friendly and helpful. Food is very expensive and I would recommend taking a packed lunch, which there are several places you... More

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Motherwell
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Three adults & 9 & 5 yr old girls visited. We all enjoyed the " hands on " aspect of the exhibits & all learned something. It was fairly busy but not mobbed. Would not like to go at a busy time when queuing was involved. Liked the information given at each exhibit & this was in language that the... More

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I used Tesco Clubcard vouchers to get into the Science Centre and it was a great day out. It closed at 5 sharp and unfortunately we'd only arrived at 3, so we didn't get time to see everything. Well worth the money and even better with Tesco Clubcard as it's a quarter of the usual cost!

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Dalbeattie, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This is the best day out in a very long time. Definitely pay the extra for the planetarium experience, could easily spend all day here. Food in cafe excellent standard not your usual pre packed heated on site food. Staff friendly, helpful and lots of them. Can't praise this place enough.

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Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

7 of us went in July, three 9 year olds an 8 a 4 and two adults... Found it very expensive.... kids running everywhere nobody taking turns, extra expense once inside too a 2 seater simulator £2-£2.50 if one person rides but £4-5 if two people !!!! crazy con. We were in and out in 3 hours and off to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Okay if you have pre school kids who need an expensive crèche otherwise AVOID. After paying nearly £40 including the £3 parking charge, I enquired about going up the tower. Now it's beside the river Clyde so you expect a riverside breeze, which there was. The designers of this tower obviously expected it to sheltered from even a breathing population... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great day out for the family, the kids loved it and so did the adults! Check out the planetarium and also the top floor! Deffo recommend

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