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Glasgow Science Centre

Address: 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
Phone Number: 0141 420 5000
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Ranked #32 of 141 Attractions in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, 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...
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Really fun doing all the activities. Everything is hands on and you could spend 2-3 hours in here, more if you went to the planetarium and science shows (we didn't have time). It is fun for adults as much as kids. I'm a science teacher and I learned lots! I just kept thinking how much my pupils would benefit from... More 

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Caerleon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I thought this attraction was expensive at first but when we got in and realised it was over three floors I was happy with the price. My six year old had a great time looking at everything that was there and doing every experiment. His favourite floor was the toip one which was all about the human body. They even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

There are loads of sights and facts, so much it takes you around 3 -4 hours to see everything! I would recommend this place to the world if I could. You can also register up to a card so you can record your highest jump or fastest sprint ect. I would give 6 stars if I could. It's so child... More 

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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Visited here for the first time with kids (4 and 9). There are tons of of hands on activities, an under sevens play area, as well as a planetarium show (£2.50 extra per person) and a free 30 minute science show (this one was on food digestion). Cost about £40 for a family of four and you have to pay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Boyfriend and I got here for 9:45 on a Saturday morning (eager Beavers or just big kids!!) nice and quiet at that time! You can sign up for a card (free) which you can then scan and record your scores (highest jump/fastest sprint etc) Worth a visit and who knows, you might even learn a thing or two!!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A totally hands on attraction with numerous exhibits explaining all sorts of aspects of scientific and medical matters. Great for adults and wonderful for kids from toddlers upwards. Situated on the banks of the Clyde so great views and riverside walks as a bonus. If you live within range, a annual pass costs the same as 2 visits and also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Situated on the Southern bank of the river Clyde close to the site of the historic Govan shipyards Glasgow Science Centre is an excellent example of urban regeneration. In close proximity to the BBC Television Centre there is so much to look at and importantly, interact with, that a family day out can focus on this attraction with no fear... More 

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Waterford, Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Brillant place to visit. Even if you are not scientifically minded. Excellent for all ages. Loved it.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We loved our visit here - Not the sort of thing we'd normally do - but we had time to kill and had been advised to give it a whirl. The science is made fun by many hands-on activities …. which are instructive and fun. We saw adults and children all enjoying all of it ….. (Take your cameras to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

any science museum is a winner with me and this one is particularly large which makes it even better as there is even more to see!!

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