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Glasgow Science Centre

50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
+44 141 420 5000
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Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

We visited the Science Centre for a showing of the Dark Side of the Moon visual and audio... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Glenugie64
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Peterhead, United Kingdom
Parts missing, exhibits incomplete

This was our second visit to the science centre the first was back in 2016. What we noticed was a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Angela F
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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%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the Science Centre for a showing of the Dark Side of the Moon visual and audio experience in the planetarium. Started off with great talk and demo of the planetariums main job, the night sky. The guy giving the talk knew his stuff...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was our second visit to the science centre the first was back in 2016. What we noticed was a lot of the exhibits had broken parts, parts missing or just didn’t work. It was my sons birthday and he chose to visit as part...More

Thank Angela F
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

While visiting Glasgow we decided to visit Science Centre. The location is not that great as we were without a car but in the end everybody agreed that it was worth visiting. And surrounding is beautiful.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I previously went to the Science Musuem as just a thing to do on a day out. I did have my reservations because I am disabled and had my career. They do a no questions asked at the desk but may want to see some...More

Thank Kt C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really interactive, even as 2 grown adults we really enjoyed ourselves. The centre is great on it’s own, but also visited the Gamesmania exhibition, Planetarium and Glasgow Tower which were all extras (but really good value for money)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have kids this is a must go to centre Children and adults will be fascinated by the quality and variety of scientific tests that they can do in a educational and fun way .We spent a good 2 hours here and thoroughly enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out for all the family. Good value for for money with loads to do and see, Everything is interactive good for all the little curious family members. Cafe and gift shop reasonably priced. fun day out for all ages

Thank lynseymac88
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Planetarium is very good but exhibit wise it’s a bit limited, kids did like it but it felt it was all over too soon. I’d look at other reviews as maybe it’s better than I remember

Thank Allan-Hutton
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've delighted in taking successive kids there - they'll enjoy it from about 4 to 12. And from 40-61... Expensive, but very interesting, with new exhibitions periodically. Nice museum shop, nice IMAX theatre.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is great family outing, with young or older children. There is lots for all ages to get into, including us old gran and grandads

Thank annsweeney15
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floridavisitor2
8 July 2018|
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Response from davidcoulter47 | Reviewed this property |
When u go in the main entrance .just ask a memember of staff wear is the best place to store your buggy.they will probably say to store it in the cloakroom area.
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GEMMA H
16 April 2018|
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Response from michael o | Reviewed this property |
advance booking is possible. My young grandkids were really bored in the planetarium. Despite the hype, it was not very good, - very over-simplified and dumbed down. Certainly there are panic areas, not too sure about... More
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Pauline W
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Response from barlo31 | Reviewed this property |
Yeah it is really close. About 5 min walk.
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