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Glasgow Science Centre

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Address: 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 420 5000
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Rated 5 stars by VisitScotland, providing programs of entertaining Science...

Rated 5 stars by VisitScotland, providing programs of entertaining Science theatre, Planetarium, and around 300 hands-on interactive science exhibits over three floors, to entertain and introduce science to everyone. Interaction distinguishes GSC from a museum, with very few exhibits in glass cases and a lot of opportunities to participate and get hands on with Science. Included workshops and shows are a highlight, ranging from shadow puppets for youngsters through to computer coding, robotics and ethical hacking for adults. "BodyWorks" examines the science behind human health and well-being, and the new full dome digital planetarium (opened Sept 2015) allows visitors to 'leave earth' and travel through the cosmos. Science Mall admission includes free workshops and shows, with add-on charges of £2.50 for access to the Planetarium. A shop and cafe are free to access. Schools and outreach programs extend the Centre's work into the community. The Centre is a registered charity with surpluses returned to the education mission. Car parking and public transport links or a 15 minute walk along the Clyde from the City centre. The adjacent IMAX cinema is now operated by Cineworld.

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a very good day out for both adults and children there is plenty to do for all ages take time to try everything

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Mark M

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A superb place to visit even if you are over 60 !! We spent a really enjoyable thought provoking , interactive few hours here. Well worth the entrance fee. It was clean , well laid out and made you want to try everything that was on offer. We were disappointed however that it was extra to get into the planetarium.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

myself and 11 year old granddaughter 17pounds plus 5 pound car park,is just a joke.we will not be back

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GlasgowScienceCentre, Manager at Glasgow Science Centre, responded to this review

Hi Kenneth - thanks for your review. I'm sorry you didn't feel you had good value. Your feedback is so general it is difficult to respond constructively but I'd welcome knowing more about your concerns. By the way, if you bought Science Mall admission you would also have been offered a parking rebate when you purchased your tickets, reducing it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

a very good day out for both adults and children there is plenty to do for all ages take time to try everything

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is such great fun. not only are you learning you are having fun doing it. Lots of interactive exhibits as well as educational talks and tours. Would highly recommend.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great activity for the family on a rainy day. Lots of hands on stuff to do that will thrill the weans and the adults.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic day today although it was extremely busy throughout this amazing building, highlight was the cafe. Initially I wanted to leave the huge que of high school children however the manager was so engaging and reassured us that the que would have us seated in approx 10 mins while we looked at the menu and ordered. Our wee ones loved... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My previous visit to the Glasgow Science Centre about 4 years ago was very good but I have to say this current visit has been a disappointment. The hands on exhibits were tired and some were not working. Newer exhibits were mainly touch screen videos, games and applications. I have to say I got bored pretty quickly and if not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a Saturday and my son had lots of fun. Was pretty packed which made it difficult to get to the exhibits but otherwise great.

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I know the actual Science Centre is excellent, but the catering facilities leave a lot to be desired. Yesterday, Saturday, the self service restaurant was under-staffed and though the staff on duty did their best, they could not cope. Signage was almost non-existent which resulted in delays and one of the drinks machines was out of order, but as there... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting and fun for children of all ages and adults! Have now been on a number of occasions both for events and to see the exhibits and there is always something to see or do.

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