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Glasgow Science Centre

50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
+44 141 420 5000
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Pre-Hydro visit

Great venue with so much to see and do spread across several floors. We arrived at 2.15pm (and the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pauline W
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A perfect half day

The Glasgow Science Centre is wonderful. We've been a couple of times and visited most recently in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
M G
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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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“imax cinema” (75 reviews)
“all ages” (303 reviews)
“human body” (49 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 2 days ago via mobile

Great venue with so much to see and do spread across several floors. We arrived at 2.15pm (and the centre closes at 5pm) so we didn’t see any of their shows and we didn’t get a chance to do absolutely everything but what we did...More

Thank Pauline W
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Glasgow Science Centre is wonderful. We've been a couple of times and visited most recently in March with 2 young children. It took around 2.5 hours to go around everything at our leisure and was definitely money well spent.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

£11.50 per adult and £9.50 per child with under 3s free. We travelled as 2 adults, 10 year old and baby. Admission prices includes ‘voluntary’ donation but you would need to ask it removed if you didn’t want to pay it. Suggest the best way...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wasn’t to keen on this place it was very busy and overcrowded there wasn’t enough to keep our 5 year old entertained as when they went to move along to another station they were so busy the gift shops a little over priced aswel the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the science centre with my two grandsons and it was amazing. Grand kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves experimenting with all the science/engineering gadgets. I think you may need a couple of visits to appreciate all that is going on around you. We took a packed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great day out with so much too see and do! It is very interative with three floors or exhibitions, experiments and games. You could spend a lot of the day here and still not get to try absolutely everything! We were 2...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and I had a terrific time here. We used to have an annual membership, which is fantastic value but find he has too many club commitments now. A yearly membership would be a brilliant birthday of Christmas present for a young child. Not...More

Thank Angela C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having spent disappointing few hours trying to get into paisley observatory, called science centre to ask about planetarium entry. Operator held tickets for us for last show and we were not disappointed. Fantasticly knowledgeable presenter Arvin and kids had a ball! Thank you for saving...More

Thank Julie C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were stopping in the Premier inn only a hundred yards away, and had a couple of hours to put in, so decided to visit here... I have visited the science museum in London, but this is nothing like that... It is very child of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were there for 6 hours before we threw in the towel exhausted. My 9 year old had a go at most of the arranged activities; the great egg drop, the Lego land yacht, the hour coding challenge and saw the Pure Science Show and...More

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GEMMA H
16 April 2018|
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Response from jacqui43 | Reviewed this property |
I would say you can book it in advance. We paid for the planatarium when we bought our tickets. The shows are free but make sure you catch the first one as the queue was massive for the second and subsequent shows.
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Pauline W
5 April 2018|
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Response from barlo31 | Reviewed this property |
Yeah it is really close. About 5 min walk.
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kisakye m
30 March 2018|
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Adults £11.50, children £9.50, under 3s free.
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