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Glasgow Science Centre

50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
+44 141 420 5000
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Our Grandchildren Loved It

We were three generations and I think we all found something fascinating to explore even the two... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Vancatwoman
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
A mecca for young and old

This is a place which makes science fun. There are many exhibits which are 'hands on', and during... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Roland T
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“imax cinema” (70 reviews)
“all ages” (273 reviews)
“human body” (41 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
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+44 141 420 5000
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Reviewed yesterday

We were three generations and I think we all found something fascinating to explore even the two year old. The only drawback was that the venue was very very busy on a rainy day in the school holidays. We could easily have spent a whole...More

Thank Vancatwoman
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a place which makes science fun. There are many exhibits which are 'hands on', and during our visit I only saw one which was 'out of order'. Clearly popular with all ages, and a good way to learn about what makes us and...More

Thank Roland T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very expensive cinema experience. No staff to help. Queues for tickets, entry, food, car parking rebate, paying for parking and leaving car park. Wouldn't go to Imax again. Really need more staff to help and machines that accept new style £5.

Thank Pam T
Reviewed 2 days ago

An excellent Science centre well layed out with plenty to see and do. And educational at the same time.

Thank georged1232017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a superb science centre, at least as good as the one in London, which we've been to many times, possibly even better if you include the planetarium and the tower. Truly a centre of international importance! The centre consists of three floors of...More

Thank Stewart B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great day out with kids. They have a very large section for infants to safely maneuver around. Lots of new things to learn for children. The cafe serves excellent food and has an outdoor section to sit and watch the birds. Fish...More

Thank miteshgupta
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have been coming to the Science centre since it opened, my son is now 14 and still loves to visit! The annual passes are great value both me and my son have one. I am also a childminder and it is a great place...More

Thank SSKA
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came here with a group of 9 friends. All be it we are adults but thought this would be a good thing to do on a wet day. Obviously the science centre is more aimed at children. But it was so busy therefore difficult to...More

1  Thank fiona_88_marie
Reviewed 5 days ago

Arriving, we were surrounded by children, so I was a bit sceptical, but it was great! Kept us entertained for hours with lots and lots of different activities to do for all ages! The planetarium was one of the best parts of the day for...More

Thank coolkid96
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to go for a rainy day out, hours can be spent in here trying out all the gadgets and its all educational as well.

Thank weewylie
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Eveleen G
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Response from Mharkins | Reviewed this property |
None that are currently advertised
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14 March 2017|
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Response from Robin C | Reviewed this property |
Most definitely It is a full family feast of fun and enjoyment
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13 March 2017|
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Response from GlasgowScienceCentre | Property representative |
Hello, we have lots on offer for children and adults of all ages, and the Planetarium is particularly interesting if you've never visited one before! As everything is interactive, we find that people enjoy trying all the... More
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