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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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Arrive early, so much to do!

What a fantastic place! We came with our 3 and 7 year old. We didn't manage to do it all before we had to leave. The live science show was amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Hartsdale, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is really a nice place to take kids so they can get hands on experience with a variety of sciences. There was a discount off from the City Bus Tour but they also give 1/2 off after a certain hour.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a fantastic place! We came with our 3 and 7 year old. We didn't manage to do it all before we had to leave. The live science show was amazing.

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loads of hands on fun for everyone here. I've been here numerous times both as a parent and a teacher on school outings and it's always been a success. Went to one of the science shows last time about the body and it was excellent. Funny and informative. Only down side was that the cafe was closed for repairs and... More 

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Lanark, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here with our two boys as a September weekend treat.we saw a planetarium show first which was amazing! The astronomer who presented it was very engaging and I have loved astronomy since reading "cosmos", so it was brilliant to see my boys enthralled. We then went to 3rd floor which has lots of interactive stuff on the Human... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We liked the planetarium and the imax film was great but the Science Centre itself was pretty poor. My 8 year old son wasnt really impressed and we were in and out pretty quickly. As for the radio ad I heard, a Family day out from just £9?!? Thats if you send a child alone lol £11 for adults and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited here with my ageing parents and was initially feeling disappointed. But walking around and watching my mum and dad, in their 80's, not scientifically trained (but definitely curious) engaging with the exhibits I realised that the museum was doing a great job. There are 3 floors of interactive exhibits that get progressively more complex as you go up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Interesting day out for children with enquiring minds. Lots to see and do, with plenty hands-on activities. Gets busy on school holidays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the café at the Science Centre for a quick bite to eat and was very pleasantly surprised by the pepperoni pizza that ordered. The base was generous in size, made with care and was clearly freshly made that day. I was served by the incredibly welcoming Nicola Brown - she delivered the pizza with a smile. That, after... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

went to see what was on offer. turned out quite interesting. interesting what you find at these places. see what you find ...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't go in but believe it is exceptional and hope to return. Very imposing modern buildings from the outside

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