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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
Description: Science attraction in Glasgow, rated 5 stars by VisitScotland, providing...
Science attraction in Glasgow, rated 5 stars by VisitScotland, providing programs of entertaining Science theatre, Imax movies, Planetarium, and around 300 hands-on interactive science exhibits over three floors, with the aim of entertaining and introducing 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. BodyWorks, a major new exhibition, examines the science behind health and well-being. Science Mall admission included free workshops and shows, 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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Very Good Day out

Had a lovely day .at the Science Centre. There was so much to see and do - even the things for younger children. Some fascinating things to learn even a our age. thoroughly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

First visit today with my 4 year old granddaughter who had a fantastic time. The Planeterium is a must. We were at science centre for over 5 hours and didn't once get a " can we go now". Will definatley be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely day .at the Science Centre. There was so much to see and do - even the things for younger children. Some fascinating things to learn even a our age. thoroughly enjoyed it. The café was nice for a cuppa.. We took the train from Argyle Street and got off at the Exhibition stop and it was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

First visit to the Science Centre with my son who's developing an interest in science. On site parking available at a discounted rate (£3.00) however there is free on-street parking on Govan Road only a few minutes walk away. It is pricey to get in (£19.00 for adult and child) but does represent good value for money when you take... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Was in Glasgow and spent the afternoon at the science centre. there are a few floors with different theme on each on floor and lot of the displays are designed fro children though the floor about the body is great for both adults are kids. Everything thing is hands on and made it great to learn from. Parking is on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

All children, and adults, should go to this place at one time in their lives. It's a fantastic eye opener and should, I hope, get kids into science, which is not such a "dry" subject as it looks. This is a "private" museum and can be expensive if you take a large group. Take your time, kids get tired quickly,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit with kids, although the last time I visited there were a few exhibits not working

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A great day out with real "hands on" items that make science come to life, particularly for the young as they are entertained and educated. the Planetarium is spectacular and the added advantage of having an on-site / nearby Imax cinema makes a visit here an absolute must

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It is a bit pricy but still a great day out for young children. Unfortunately, some of the interactive exhibits do not work and this appears to be a problem spanning several years now. When the children go to school, I think it will have to be weekend visits only because there are limited opening times during the week.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit with children/ adults, we spent the whole day took a packed lunch and ate it outside. The children had a great time, the best bit is the planetarium. The staff are great make you feel very welcome. Greeting us off the bus and getting us checked in. We started at the top and worked down the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic day , not cheap day out but you can't put a price on memories with your grandchildren

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