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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
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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Good day out

We visited with our young daughter and other family members. It's quite expensive to visit so make sure you make a day of it. There are lots of things to see and do and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited with our young daughter and other family members. It's quite expensive to visit so make sure you make a day of it. There are lots of things to see and do and a different area for the younger child which our 3 year old loved. A lot of the other experiments are for older kids and adults but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

As it rains in Glasgow a lot I ended up in here with my 2 year old son (under 3s go free). There are loads of fun experiments and displays for kids of all ages including a small soft play area and gated area for younger kids. There's also food and drink available.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Visited with a friend whilst our wives were at a conference. Much better without the children as it gave us time to wander and wonder! Very well laid out and lots to do. Very reasonably priced.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Good place to spend a day and join up with cinema if it suits Easily spend some time going round with a 9 year old who is easily bored - not this day Visited restaurant but not enough to offer and what is a bit too basic for an older kid Hope costs are kept down for families as can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wasn't sure about coming here but was pleasantly surprised as there was so much stuff do look at and do!! Highly recommend

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

we went to the science centre 29/06/2015 cost was £10.50 per adult £8.50 for a child with the parking costing £3 and the IMAX costing £27 for 2 adults and 2 kids its not a cheap day out and if you want something to eat the prices are on high side on the whole the science centre is really for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I was here twice, with my boyfriend. No matter how old are you - fun and good time guarantee! Hundreds of physical and chemical experiences which help you to understand life and nature processes. Great Human Body Exhibition - discovering miracle of human body and mind. Couple floors of exciting places to play, eat, doing experienced, solving problems and discovering!... More 

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

Thanks very much, so pleased you enjoyed yourselves! We take the Trip Advisor feedback seriously and it is circulated to our team, so I'm grateful you took time to post the review. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Located on the banks of River Clyde, it is a must see in Glasgow. Different sections divided on the various floors, with working models of various aspects of science are both intriguing and mesmerizing. Its a learning experience for adults and kids alike.

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

So glad you enjoyed your visit Vivak, many thanks for your review. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We took our young Bruce and nephew here for a day out when they were young primary school children. We were very impressed at what was on offer, it was interesting for both young children and adults. We paid additional to see a science demonstration, and we enjoyed it as much as the children. I would definitely recommend it for... More 

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

It's great to hear you had a good time on your visit. I'm glad that the Science Passport has proved a hit too. Many thanks for your review. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I and my 81 one year old dad visited this venue at a cost of £22. Frankly unless you plan on taking some small children this venue has nothing to entertain an adult visitor and should be avoided. I feel they should be clearer on the admissions door and not promote the venue to adults! Andy

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

Hi - I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit. Next time perhaps try one of the science shows, which are designed to appeal to all ages and are led by experienced presenters who judge the age of the audience, or one of our workshops - everything from paper plane making to programming a computer controlled car. Both are... More 

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Additional Information about Glasgow Science Centre

Address: Address: 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 141 420 5000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Glasgow
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 10

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