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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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Absolutely great day out with the kids. First place where we have all been for a long time when each of them thoroughly enjoyed themselves. There is plenty of activities and... read more

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely great day out with the kids. First place where we have all been for a long time when each of them thoroughly enjoyed themselves. There is plenty of activities and experiments for all ages to enjoy. Will definitely go back to continue the fun.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are thinking of booking this venue for your xmas night out, I wouldn't bother. I was there last night as part of company group celebrating xmas, and I was seriously disappointed in every aspect of this venue's idea of xmas celebrations. In my opinion the venue is nut conducive to party nights. I was charged £58.00 for package... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been here a few times with the grandkids they love it, there are lots of interesting things for the kids to get their hand on and to learn about.

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Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Take your kids and they will be happy and not moan for as long as they are in this place and lots of things to keep them occupied.

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

Really great venue and far better in my opinion than Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. This is a very well thought out and run attraction and is definitely recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place it's great for the kids but when I go I always have fun and learn new things, they say making things fun to learn makes it Easy and natural to learn, and this place has managed this very well

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Glasgow Science Centre is a great place to visit for both adults and children. My daughter really enjoyed all of the hands on exhibits and I was impressed with the variety of exhibits, math puzzles and interactive games and I particularly enjoyed the section on the universe, some really interesting facts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coming here during the week worked nicely for as as despite a few school groups we had easy access to everything. All of the exhibits are clear, fun and extremely engaging for all ages. My son (age 8) had his favourites and my husband and I had our favourites but we found everything interesting at some level. The staff were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely place to visit specially with kids as there are many interactive exhibits where the kids get involved and tries to understand the science behind it. You need to have ample time to spend to go through all the floors. A must see place.

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

Even for adults, the hands-on exhibits are a lot of fun, and there's a huge variety; from games and mathematical puzzles, to examining X-rays and trying to control your own brain waves. The view from the top (human body) floor is very impressive too! Alas I didn't have time for any of the special areas, but the 'science mall' alone... More 

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