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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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Dinosaur Day

Booked for the Dino Dig experience - activities were fun but very busy! Actual day itself was fantastic - enough to keep 3 toddlers running about from activity to activity! Will... read more

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

Booked for the Dino Dig experience - activities were fun but very busy! Actual day itself was fantastic - enough to keep 3 toddlers running about from activity to activity! Will return on a quieter day to visit as we are sure we missed half of the amazing activities.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had great fun here. Great place for children and adults alike. Affordable. Very interactive. Lots of experiments to try. Very informative. Loads of Fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes I am a sad human, but I don't care as I thought on a rainy ☔ day, Mmmmm let me think 🤔 I know I will go to the science center oh but I don't have a small human to take, that's the beauty of Glasgow, everything, for everyone, it's absolutely brilliant oh it's like being in a giant... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review, we're so pleased you had such a good time, and can't wait to see you again! More 

Newtownards, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Anywhere that can make a group of guys in their mid-twenties stay and have fun for several hours is a place that should be heralded. Although much of it is clearly aimed at younger children, adults can certainly take part. I never realised how slow I run, but the exhibit in which I had to run 10m will forever be... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review, we really appreciate it and hope to see you again soon! More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was there for four hours could have stayed longer . Plenty to do although thought a lot of things were more suited for under tens but our eleven years old was kept occupied. Planetarium was amazing and the chap that did the presentation was equally great and explained everything brilliantly. Well worth a visit

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

Very pleased you had a good time! Our MyWowlive! activity could be of interest to your eleven year old, check back for when we have activity programmed and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we first arrived I was shocked at the price of admission. I did pay slightly extra for the planatarium. Place did not disappoint. We were there for four hours. More than enough to keep busy. Very educational for all ages but good fun. Entertaining for all the family. Planatarium was outstanding. We all enjoyed this the most. Was worth... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review. We understand our admission can seem a lot in comparison with free places, but we hope to keep a family entertained for a full day, and all admission goes back into trying to make GSC the best it can possibly be so that we have lots of happy visitors! More 

Falkirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my partner here as part of a day out for his birthday. He really likes museums etc and this is somewhere he always fancied going but had just never got round to it. I thought it would all just be kids stuff, however, it turned into a good day out (although it was very busy). There was things there... More 

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

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

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Glasgow with my 5 year old son for other purposes but had some time to kill before heading home. The science centre was nearby and thought we would pay a quick visit. We arrived just as it opened and were given a helpful and friendly welcome by the staff who also interacted with my son to make him... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review so thoroughly, we're really pleased you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again soon. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great day had by all the kids in a fabulously interesting place. Very educational whilst fun but the gift shop a wee bit expensive

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Thank you for your feedback! More 

Glasgow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have yearly passes, which is worthwhile if you plan to go more than a couple of times a year. Good for all ages. My kids like to do the fitness challenges and save their results on the wee cards you can scan. Cafe not bad. The various workshops and shows are usually good, but you often have to sign... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review. We really appreciate feedback. More 

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