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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 #35 of 170 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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Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed an afternoon at the centre plenty to do, suits all ages young and old. We had lunch in the cafe reasonably priced good choice plenty seats in and outdoor. We sat outside with views of the Clyde.

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Children of all ages, even big ones, will love the Science Centre! There is so much to see and do so it's best to arrive early and spend the day. The planetarium is amazing and I'd highly recommend paying the extra to do this. Everything is interactive. There's even a play area for the younger children which allows them to... More

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Irvine, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had high hopes for this place. We planned our day out and visited on a nice day thinking it might not be as busy. We were correct it was empty but we were wrong thinking it would be a good day out. Firstly you have to pay to park, shocking considering the price to use the complex. For 2... More

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London, United Kingdom
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Yes, it's not cheap - £10 for adults, £5 to go up the tower, extra for planitarium, etc... However, it is packed with fun things to do. There are lots of interesting interactive exhibits all with good explanations and friendly helpful staff roaming around to lend a hand if you need it. The vast majority of the exhibits work (a... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Expensive £10 entry and £3 for parking but worth it if you make a day of it. Unfortunately we got there after 3. Have to pay extra for shows, trip up tower. Plenty to do and experiment with, for all ages, fascinating if you enjoy problem solving, testing yourself or just playing. Car park was a nightmare to get out... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Visited with our two children aged 6 & 3. Both had a great time although possibly more geared towards slightly older kids. Cafe is pretty decent and fairly reasonably priced. Bit expensive entry but will keep most kids occupied for most of the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A great day out. A lot of great educational work here and suits both adults and kids. Highly recommended particularly for families.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Lots of interactive things for the kids was good. The bodyworks exhibit was good. Its a good way to pass time when its raining. I would only go with children though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Near the river, Good designed and all the kids above five have to go this science center. Lots of things to learn.

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Kilwinning, Scotland, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

loved the science centre with fun for all ages but was slightly disappointed with the imax show i didnt think it was worth the extra money but my daughter loved the whole day out with plenty to do & the restaurant was great good quality food & well worth the money. the shop really needs to have a clear out... More

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