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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

An amazing place to take the grandchildren. A whole day can pass without us realising. Tried lots of the gadgets. Which gave us fun, interest and education. Wish it had been around when my own children were young. The first choice my grandchildren make every school holiday. We'll be back again and again.

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west coast of Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We visited ''en masse ''with 2 over 65's one of who is disabled, two in the 30's and a toddler and no-one was disappointed. The museum is laid out over a number of floors all wheelchair accessible. The number of things to do and for a toddler to play on made it a great day. Many of the areas have... More

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We found this centre quite amusing, some attractions they have were intriguing, like mental ball game. Interior, however, with all the concrete was a bit disappointing, and to move between the levels is not easy if you do not aim for elevator. View on Clyde river is great and the show we saw there, 30 minutes of experiments on topic... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Our kids are 15 and 11 years old, and they were fascinated by this museum. It was thought provoking, interesting, with lots and lots of hands-on things to explore and study. There was a fun live show about fire, and a superb demonstration about the summer stars of the Northern hemisphere in the planetarium. Probably the best planetarium experience I... More

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Wrexham County, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

The best exhibition by far was the Bodyworks floor especially for teenagers. The lower floors were more suited to younger children aged 5-12 but the Planetarium was truly amazing although be aware that it is an additional £2. Would also recommend the Glasgow tower (go early morning to avoid disappointment) and IMAX cinema. :)

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Tonypandy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

All completely wheel chair and pushchair friendly. Toilets on all levels. Nice cafe and we'll stocked gift shop. Over 3 levels with plenty to do on each. Suitable for most ages from about 2-100. If you take the time to look through most of it, then it will likely take you all day. Then it's worth the entrance fee. Don't... More

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We went at 12.00noon expecting to be out no later than 3.00ish, how wrong we were! We got kicked out when the museum closed at 5! The first floor is full of great puzzles to get the mind ticking along with some pretty cool but basic activities. It's also home to the planetarium (additional £2.50 charge!) which was fantastic. The... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We decided to visit the Science Centre as we were flying out from Glasgow to Spain and had a half day to spare in Glasgow. Wish we had of had more time as we didn't feel we had done it all in one afternoon! Directional signage to get there was good and we arrived without problems. The reception staff were... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We arrived mid afternoon so our entry fee was less as it was only 2 hours till closing. We could easily have spent more time as it's both interesting and fun, we learned quite a bit too The top floor dealing with the human body is excellent we didn't leave enough time for it having enjoyed the other floors first.... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My mum was 73 on the 7th August ans we decided to take her along with her 5 grandchildren, her sister and great niece & nephew plus her 3 daughters and 1 son in law for "something different" expreince! We had booked in advance and it wasn't that expensive plus we got to use the cafe and toilets. We took... More

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