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Glasgow Science Centre

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Address: 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
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+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
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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 introduce science to everyone. Interaction distinguishes GSC, very few exhibits in glass cases and many opportunities to participate in Science. Included workshops and shows are a highlight, ranging from shadow puppets for youngsters to computer coding, robotics and ethical hacking for adults. "BodyWorks" examines the science behind human health and well-being, "Powering the Future" the future challenges and solutions in our energy-hungry world, and the digital planetarium allows visitors to 'leave earth' and travel through the cosmos. Science Mall admission includes free workshops and shows, with add-on charges of £3.00 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 centre. The adjacent IMAX cinema is now operated by Cineworld.

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A place you'll return to over and over again

The science centre is a place all ages can visit with all kinds of experiences different experiments. Once you visit you'll definitely want to go back.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Liz G
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The science centre is a place all ages can visit with all kinds of experiences different experiments. Once you visit you'll definitely want to go back.

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Thank Liz G
GlasgowScienceCentre, Manager at Glasgow Science Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

an unusual activity you do not need a child to have fun in this place the middle floor is very technological and less activity based so recommend all ages to the top and bottom floor for easy reading and interactive games

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

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate your thoughts. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited with my partner on a Thursday morning thinking it would be quiet, we were so wrong. It was mayhem with kids running riot everywhere. The science centre is not completely to blame as the teachers didn't seem to be able to control all these kids so we couldn't actually see or hear anything. We were so disappointed as... More 

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

Hello, Thank you so much for your review and we're sorry that you didn't have the best experience that you could with us, we did have a lot of schoolkids in on Thursday! If it works for you, please feel free to follow us on Facebook or Twitter and ask us how busy we're looking with school bookings, so we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Live science shows - pretty much all of the exhibits are interactive..... What's not to love! For the cost of 3 visits you can get annual passes so well worth it if u live locally.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My second visit here, and still totally love it. This time was there from the time it opened until the time it shut. Still not enough time. My only gripe, is the cost. Wish they had family ticket incentives or similar, as it can be costly. But a great day out for all ages, plenty to do, just watch out... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate your thoughts! We do have a 'science passport' that gives a significant discount if you visit more than three times in a year, I hope this helps! and down with the pushy parents! :-) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I often take my wife and 2 daughters aged 7 and 10 to the science centre as it is educational for all of us and so much fun too! The planetarium is also a blast!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked for the Dino Dig experience - activities were fun but very busy! Actual day itself was fantastic - enough to keep 3 toddlers running about from activity to activity! Will return on a quieter day to visit as we are sure we missed half of the amazing activities.

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

The Dino Dig is one of our busiest weekends, we do hope to see you again when it's a little calmer in here (fingers and toes crossed!) Thank you for taking the time to review! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had great fun here. Great place for children and adults alike. Affordable. Very interactive. Lots of experiments to try. Very informative. Loads of Fun.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review, we really appreciate it, RS More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes I am a sad human, but I don't care as I thought on a rainy ☔ day, Mmmmm let me think 🤔 I know I will go to the science center oh but I don't have a small human to take, that's the beauty of Glasgow, everything, for everyone, it's absolutely brilliant oh it's like being in a giant... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review, we're so pleased you had such a good time, and can't wait to see you again! More 

Newtownards, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Anywhere that can make a group of guys in their mid-twenties stay and have fun for several hours is a place that should be heralded. Although much of it is clearly aimed at younger children, adults can certainly take part. I never realised how slow I run, but the exhibit in which I had to run 10m will forever be... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review, we really appreciate it and hope to see you again soon! More 

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