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“Expensive but good”

Glasgow Science Centre
Ranked #16 of 286 things to do in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Baby buggy parking, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Went with my three kids, so not cheap !!
We were there first thing and it wasn't to busy but did start getting busy later on.
They all enjoyed the interactive hands on experience which was great. Staff very friendly and helpful.
Food is very expensive and I would recommend taking a packed lunch, which there are several places you can sit at.
We spent best part of the day here so it overall was worth the cost.

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Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

My husband and I used Tesco Clubcard vouchers to get into the Science Centre and it was a great day out. It closed at 5 sharp and unfortunately we'd only arrived at 3, so we didn't get time to see everything. Well worth the money and even better with Tesco Clubcard as it's a quarter of the usual cost!

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Reviewed 16 August 2014

This is the best day out in a very long time. Definitely pay the extra for the planetarium experience, could easily spend all day here. Food in cafe excellent standard not your usual pre packed heated on site food. Staff friendly, helpful and lots of them.
Can't praise this place enough.

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Reviewed 16 August 2014

7 of us went in July, three 9 year olds an 8 a 4 and two adults...

Found it very expensive.... kids running everywhere nobody taking turns, extra expense once inside too a 2 seater simulator £2-£2.50 if one person rides but £4-5 if two people !!!! crazy con.

We were in and out in 3 hours and off to the FREE RIVERSIDE museum which was much easier to get around and more fun too, all that said now that schools are back I think we'd still go back and try again.

4  Thank Kerandber
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Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Okay if you have pre school kids who need an expensive crèche otherwise AVOID. After paying nearly £40 including the £3 parking charge, I enquired about going up the tower. Now it's beside the river Clyde so you expect a riverside breeze, which there was. The designers of this tower obviously expected it to sheltered from even a breathing population as it was closed due to the "winds". Every floor is full of screaming weans, so basically you are paying for an oversized crèche. There isn't even any peace in the cafe, fully exposed to the delightful sounds of screaming kids and noises from the "science" demonstrations.

Take the £40 that it will cost for an average family and give it to the Riverside Transport Museum which is run on donations only, much more fun for all ages and much better looked after amenities, a true Glasgow treasure.

4  Thank Annclark29
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