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Glasgow Science Centre

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Address: 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
Phone Number: 0141 420 5000
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Charity and Science attraction in Glasgow, rated 5 stars by VisitScotland...
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.
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Great Day Out

The museum is great. Lots of interactive things to do. We used tesco vouchers (£2.50 for £10 of attraction vouchers). Also we went on a little explorers day where an adult gets... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Found you were pretty much left to your own devices with children running about everywhere. Not much input from staff at all which I found odd since we were part of a very large group of school children. The exhibits themselves were again self explanatory and could do with a bit more input or explanation. Altogether very disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The museum is great. Lots of interactive things to do. We used tesco vouchers (£2.50 for £10 of attraction vouchers). Also we went on a little explorers day where an adult gets in free with a paying child. So essentially it did not cost us much to go. You cannot use your vouchers for the parking and do not forget... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

It needs updated some of the things to look at are ridiculous and there isn't slit of information with a lot of the attractions then again I feel like the place is more suited for children under ten theyi should make that more aware so you don't but tickets anyway went to the cafe after and that was really expensive... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The museum is very modern, packed with cool science gadgets. It's perfect for kids (there were literally hundreds of them running about) but, as a adult, I felt like I was just playing with toys. Most exhibits fell short of providing a proper explanation of the principles they were demonstrating. The planetarium is beautiful, very realistic, but again tailored for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We visited the science centre today and really enjoyed it. We were fortunate enough that it wasn't too busy so hardly a queue at the ticket desk. The staff member who took out money was polite and friendly. The exhibits were genuinely educational (even to us adults) and were a lot of fun (for all of us). Kept two boys... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Can't say enough about this place - regardless of your age you will have a lot of fun here any day of the week - loads to do and plenty to keep everyone entertained- just go !!!

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

spent the day there with my husband, daughter and four year old granddaughter, plenty to see and do really enjoyed ourselves, even at 60yrs old still learning something new, well worth the money, there is a cafe or you can take your own food, would recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

So much to do so little time. 3 floors in a great building. Interesting hands -on exhibits, experiments for all the family. We only had a few hours but could have spent the whole day. There s a planetarium that u pay £2.5 extra and an IMAX theatre. But there s too much to do and so little time for... More 

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Fortrose, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The £10 (or £8.50 in my case) entry seemed a bit steep but - what value for money - especially if you have children with you. I have never visited a museum that is so hands on - every exhibit is touchable, explorable and meaningful. I was advised to go up to the top floor and work my way down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great place for science lovers of all ages and not only kids, though not cheap. Great hands on experience and information on display to feel and experiment. So much to do and see and see, located by the clyde river. Their is a car park and taxi station outside. Do carry overcoat/ raincoat and umbrella as its always windy here.... More 

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