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Glasgow Science Centre

50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
+44 141 420 5000
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Fun in learning

A must visit in Glasgow! As a science graduate I can confirm that this place makes science fun... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gabriele R
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Great day out

Went with 3 young children, they had a great time, really had a ball, cafe is a bit pricey so bring... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dave602
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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.
  • Excellent58%
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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must visit in Glasgow! As a science graduate I can confirm that this place makes science fun. There are so many great things to do within the centre - imax cinema, planetarium and interactive play for children and adults. I went to one of...More

Thank Gabriele R
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went with 3 young children, they had a great time, really had a ball, cafe is a bit pricey so bring your own packed lunch but apart from that we had a great time, would recommend.

Thank Dave602
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Prices are outrageous for admission and for snacks and drinks.Advise anyone to take plenty of cash.Would not have been as bad if attractions actually worked.Most of the things were out of order and unsupervised,because of this lack of staff kids run riot and the result...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Glasgow science centre while visiting family in the area. Being school holidays it was really busy when we arrived and took about 30 min to get the tickets. It would be best to book in advance if you are time restricted. We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely time here, kids love it every time , we are frequent visitors and our eldest is now 18 so been going for a long time . Still love it and always find it interesting.

Thank Brenda W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place for hands-on science for kids. We are 60+, but had a great time anyway! We wish this was closer to home so our granddaughter could experience this. Different areas for kids from preschool thru early teen. A wonderful resource! Well worth the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

excellent day! filled with activities and fun! kids did not have a chance to be bored, constant learning activities and fun at the same time.

Thank jools7375
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We brought our children (11 & 10) and ended up staying much longer than anticipated. We took the Red City Sightseeing bus as they have a stop there and we had the two day ticket. We didn't do the Imax or the Planetarium, but we...More

1  Thank MonnieMooo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here as part of a 3 day trip to Glasgow with our 3 and 6 year old and i have to say that both had a great time. There are multiple themed floors offering a full day of exploration and something for everyone....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here numerous times as part of my job as a primary school teacher on trips etc as well as on a personal note with family. There is so much to see and do. A good day out

Thank Amy B
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Rebecca D
17 August 2017|
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Response from Cypruspals | Reviewed this property |
can be in there as long as you want depends on age of kids and how busy it is
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Rebecca D
17 August 2017|
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Response from Morag M | Reviewed this property |
We arrived around 10am and were easily occupied until we left around 4pm. This included a break for lunch in the cafe and a pre booked planetarium performance. 2 adults and a 9yr old
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Gavinw69
14 August 2017|
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Response from Martin S | Reviewed this property |
Yeah there's tons of different games that young kids can play with in each zone
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