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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 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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Bit of fun!!!!!

The science museum is a fantastic place to take children, very interactive and educational with a lot of fun. You can easily spend half a day or even a full day depending on how... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The science museum is a fantastic place to take children, very interactive and educational with a lot of fun. You can easily spend half a day or even a full day depending on how long you look at the exhibits. Its worth buying an annual pass if your a local so you can visit when the weather is poor and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fantastic day out! We took our 3 children, aged 6, 5 and 2. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Lots to see, play with and learn. Plenty of workshops/sessions to sign up to, some included in the entrance fee, some extra. We particularly enjoyed the water ways area and the bodyworks exhibition. The children signed up to the bubblology... More 

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

What a lovely review. Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

London, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tonnes to do - we stayed 6 hrs. A definite if you have kids of any ages. Best floor is Body Works and do see the 3D Underwater film too - a worth 'add on'. A great day out.

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

Thank you so much for your review! More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service for our conference in this venue, as well as an interesting place to hold the conference. Science centre exhibition seems well laid out and interesting. Worth a visit.

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Thank MMC224
GlasgowScienceCentre, Manager at Glasgow Science Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we'll pass on to our events team! More 

Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic day out. Really enjoyed this place. We were sorry we had none of the kids or grand kids with us because they would have loved it. We spent hours and didn't know the time going in as there is so much to do and see. Definitely worth a visit

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

Very happy to hear it, we hope to see you back here soon with your kids/grandkids! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although the entry was a little pricy, the GSC made up for it with the quantity of interesting and interactive exhibits. Almost every exhibit was an activity with a short piece of descriptive text. This meant that all the scientific concepts were backed by a practical demonstration. The centre was very busy and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.

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

Thank you very much for your review, we really appreciate your feedback. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As a family we love the science centre. There are so many hands on experiments for ages. The annual pass is great value too. However on this trip the large water play exhibit in younger children's area hand no water and no reasons why! As we went on we found that there were more experiments and exhibits that were not... More 

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

Hi there, thank you very much for taking the time to write the review. We will pass on to our exhibits team, as sometimes at busy periods given everything is so hands on, we can suffer a little bit with broken exhibits. We certainly do everything we possibly can to fix them as fast as possible though! We will do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an unmissable and fun day out with the kids. Brilliant. We arrived at 10 and left at 5 and the boys were enraptured the whole time! The experiments, experiences and informative demos were outstanding!!! Every detail was meticulously thought through and a fun factor was at the core of everything on offer. One of the best days out... More 

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

Thats so lovely to hear! thank you. More 

Alva, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a day here with my 6 year old grandson. There is so much to do it is ideal for children. The planetarium show was excellent very engaging for all ages. The cafe is very good and priced sensibly. The food was well cooked and very tasty.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Hi. If you have kids or are a big kid then enjoy. I loved it. So much to see and touch and interact with. Simply fab but then I was with a 10 year old lad and it was a great way to spend a good chunk of your day out of the rain.

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