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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: 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 (available Sept 2015) allows visitors to 'leave earth' and travel through the cosmos. Science Mall admission included free workshops and shows, with add-on charges 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 center.
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Highly Recommend for Children

This is an excellent place for a rainy day, the children absolutely love it. All ages of kids seem to enjoy the activities. It is not an inexpensive place to visit but there is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Absolutely brilliant day out. There are literally hundreds of exhibits and interactive toys for the kids. We spent 4 hours and could've stayed longer. Brilliant value for money and absolutely fantastic day out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent place for a rainy day, the children absolutely love it. All ages of kids seem to enjoy the activities. It is not an inexpensive place to visit but there is enough to do to keep the kids busy for many hours. We sat in a theatre and had a half hour live show on fire which... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were here 29th Aug, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day. We were there 2 adults and 3 kids. Ended up spending the best part of 6 hours there, and still didn't get round everything. The sign up shows and dropins were good, and worked well for my children's ages. Unfortunately the planetarium doesn't reopen till start Sept, so well... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great day out for the family and guess this would interest mid teens and younger the most. There are 3 floors of exhibits and the majority of things on offer are hands on - allowing kids to take part not just to watch and listen. Planetarium is currently closed. Travelling by train? You can get 2 for 1 tickets !... More 

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Brilliant day out with the children - great hands on exhibits, well maintained, friendly & helpful staff running really fun workshops

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dorset
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

If you're aiming to keep the kids occupied and have a good time yourself, this is a great option. If you get your children past the play zone you're doing well, and it's well worth it with lots of interesting things to do and explore. The food in the cafe was good as well. I'm not sure what happened to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Glasgow Science Centre is really worth a visit, but be aware you need a whole day. It's for kids and adults.

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South Devon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Some good things to do here but loads of people in the centre meant that accessing things was difficult. Cafe bit grotty.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Glasgow science centre is a great museum/interactive attraction in Glasgow. With its own parking facilities it's easy to get to and young kids and adults alike will delight in the interactive experience.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great day out. Pricey though but great. Cost a small fortune for the day with tickets for everything and lunch. I couldn't do it every time I was in Glasgow but not bad to go every now and then. Kids loved it. All hands on x

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