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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
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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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It costs £9 per child and £11 per adult for this attraction. I would highly recommend it if you have kids as millions for them to see and do and touch but would be a nightmare if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It costs £9 per child and £11 per adult for this attraction. I would highly recommend it if you have kids as millions for them to see and do and touch but would be a nightmare if you didn't have kids as you wouldn't get peace to do anything without some kids interrupting or moaning impatiently because they want a... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A large car park is appropriate to an attraction of this quality, and the £3 charge is well worth it. The building is ultra modern, and the nearby revolving tower, set the scene for a memorable visit. Good cafe facilities on the ground floor are within the 'free to visit' area, but tickets are required to go up the escalators... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

absolutely brilliant science centre featuring a planetarium too with state of the art facilities. really enjoyed the visit and also very cheap entry tickets.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a good hands on science geared to younger people. As seniours, we did enjoy some of the displays and found them quite educational

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing how youngsters (and adults) get hooked on the interactive exhibits. Time passes in a blur in here. And the shows in the auditorium are most enjoyable for the young people - bringing science to life (and some big bangs and flashes to prove it)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant day out new Engineering the Future exhibit is excellent. 4 adults and 4 kids between 11 and 7 spent 6 1/2 hours at the centre and only left because centre was closing. Best indoor day out in Glasgow.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Took our 3 year old son and my 13 year old stepson and they totally loved it, more my stepson as loads for him to do and get interested in spent 5 hours here until my 3 year old got grumpy, will take him back when his attention span is better and would probably spend all day here Food wise... More 

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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent place to go with young children, spent almost the full day there without getting bored and they also learnt something which is always good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited with a 10 yr old boy. Particularly interesting, and what lifted our rating of the centre, was the current Lego Mindstorms class which introduces programming and robotics, bringing the two together very elegantly. Links with "Scratch" if your child is aware of that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place for Children, I enjoyed the planetarium very much! the tower and the views from there are just amazing.

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