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“Kids seemed to enjoy”

Glasgow Science Centre
Ranked #19 of 271 things to do in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Methil, Fife, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Kids seemed to enjoy”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

I found the staff at the front desk to be a bit flustered therefor not too helpful unfortunately. The cafe was very basic with regard choices aswell as decor. Wasnt a very welcoming place to sit. The actual science areas were very good for all ages, somethings interesting and other things not so. Wouldnt rush back but glad we have been and seen. Wanted to go into the Planatarium but couldnt as it was fully booked.

Visited January 2014
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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“HANDS ON SCIENCE”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

The children thoroughly enjoyed the day. Group exercises that bring a fun, hands on experience, eg/ Bubble blowing and making your own hot air balloon. We did steer away from the lung disection for obvious reasons ! The planetarium show was good for younger children, although I do feel it should be included in the admission price.

Visited December 2013
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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“Great attraction”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

Took our 12 year old and he had a great time - She was taken there as weather raining all day but frankly it's so cool so much on the gadgets/puzzles/items to get to the ones she wanted. Also great water/wet item etc, They provide smocks but if you are a long way from home with no change of clothes just beware take stair tea shirt all considering great day 10 / 10

Visited January 2014
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dumfries
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“wasnt what i was expecting”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

me and my family wanted to go out for the day and we came apon the science centre which said there was interacting learning so thought it would be good for our son who is 2 i think the only part of the whole day we ganied fun from was the play section with the water, trains etc after the day of only 2 hours and after paying for parking i thought it was a waste of money as we didnt do much and our son couldnt do much so do think it is mainly for children that are a bit older but for what we payed and what we did very over priced however proberly visit when he is older. we didnt have a food there but i did visit the toilets the ladys and the baby changing do think they could do to be kept on top of as a lot of water on the floor and just didnt look like they had been cleaned since they opened that day.

Visited January 2014
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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“Great fun”
Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Definitely recommend this to anyone, lots of interactive stuff to keep you entertained for hours!
Plus we got our entry tickets half price from the Glasgow City Sightseeing tours.

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