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Glasgow Science Centre

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Address: 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
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+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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Expensive but worth it - year pass fantastic value

Live science shows - pretty much all of the exhibits are interactive..... What's not to love! For the cost of 3 visits you can get annual passes so well worth it if u live locally.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited with my partner on a Thursday morning thinking it would be quiet, we were so wrong. It was mayhem with kids running riot everywhere. The science centre is not completely to blame as the teachers didn't seem to be able to control all these kids so we couldn't actually see or hear anything. We were so disappointed as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Live science shows - pretty much all of the exhibits are interactive..... What's not to love! For the cost of 3 visits you can get annual passes so well worth it if u live locally.

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Thank Sandy T
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My second visit here, and still totally love it. This time was there from the time it opened until the time it shut. Still not enough time. My only gripe, is the cost. Wish they had family ticket incentives or similar, as it can be costly. But a great day out for all ages, plenty to do, just watch out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I often take my wife and 2 daughters aged 7 and 10 to the science centre as it is educational for all of us and so much fun too! The planetarium is also a blast!

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Thank Cyprusalexi
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 

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