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“Love it here” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre
50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
0141 420 5000
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Ranked #35 of 168 attractions in Glasgow
Type: Science Museums
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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, 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.
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“Love it here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This place never fails to amaze. It has loads to do. Lots for the kids (and big kids) to play with and try and the planetarium, and the other shows were excellent as well. Well worth the money for a day trip here.

Visited March 2013
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GlasgowScienceCentre, Manager at Glasgow Science Centre, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Wow - thanks for the great review - everyone gets to see what people say on TripAdvisor about us and it makes their day when someone has had a great time.

I see you visited in March - since them we've opened our BodyWorks exhibition - filling up all of Floor 3 and full of amazing interactive exhibits - do come and take a look if you can.
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“Great for kids but not so much young adults”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Overall very interesting with lots of good hands on displays. Quite a bit of the displays were however light on the scientific information. Also quite pricey but discount is available with student card.

Visited June 2013
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“great for families with children-but not for couples”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

It you are looking at an indoor entertainment for all ages of children this is your place.
The place is easy to find with parking outside (£3 for 24 hours).It is pricey at £9.95 for adults and £7.95 for children but you can get £1 off per person by picking up a'Glasgow Leading Attraction' leaflet ( we found ours at our hotel).
We visited in the English half term and so there were lots of school parties present but it was much quieter after 2pm so either go early or later in the day.The museum is bright and modern and very spacious .
There were lots of hands on stuff suitable for all ages of children ( it was a little light on the scientific informant - which was a shame for visiting adults).We were most impressed by the body works exhibition on the top floor which was interesting for all ages and really very engaging.They allow visitors to collect information on lots of aspects of the indivuals performance/ statistics (on a bar coded card ) which can then be accessed later.
Definitely a must if you have children and anything that engages children in science in a fun manner is worth a visit- my 12/14 year olds definitely gave it a thumbs up
Don't bother if you are an adult with out children - try the free Riverside transport museum instead.

Visited May 2013
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“Great for families - pretty rubbish for adults and anyone who likes decent food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Everything in the Glasgow Science Centre is about showing young people scientific stuff - and it does that extremely well. All the exhibits show something scientific in a very approachable and fun way.

However - for adults its pretty hopeless. Apart from the obvious height thing (most exhibits assume you are 1 meter tall) there is no intelligent commentary or decent scientific explanation of what the fun exhibit is showing. As an example there was a cloud chamber showing the tracks of radioactive particles which simply said the tracks were caused by particles way smaller than atoms - true - but seriously science-lite!!

The restaurant is grim - all chips and deep-fried anything and epic coloured fizzy drinks and lousy coffee. Its the sort of mass catering that you associate with motorway service areas 20 years ago - a major disappointment.

I really think the museum should cater for the adult visitors as well as their younger guests.

Visited May 2013
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“best day out in ages for all ages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

just had an excellent day out for 9 of us aged from 5-40 with teens and early twenties in the mix. We were there 5 hours and would all be delighted to go back tomorrow. Every exhibit is hands on, and every exhibit gets you thinking. Yes, it's not free, but it's worth every penny.

Visited May 2013
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GlasgowScienceCentre, Manager at Glasgow Science Centre, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Glad that you had such fun and many thanks for taking the trouble to review us! We're an educational charity, so the admission charge goes partly to support formal learning, many thanks for helping us with our mission!
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