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Glasgow Science Centre

50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
+44 141 420 5000
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Not too bad.

This place sounds more exciting than it actually is. A lot of things aren’t working, we went today... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jordan W
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No great experience for non English speakers

Had family over with 3 teens and planetarium experience poor as commentary only offered in English... read more

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Ondar5
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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.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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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 yesterday via mobile

This place sounds more exciting than it actually is. A lot of things aren’t working, we went today whilst visiting and found it more for children. So the description isn’t really honest. It’s not bad for kids. I’m sure they’ll all be kept occupied so...More

Thank Jordan W
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had family over with 3 teens and planetarium experience poor as commentary only offered in English. Interesting content but for English speakers only! One child slept 2 had my translated commentary. No great experience.

Thank Ondar5
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great place to visit with kids. Not all the exhibits work, which is a shame, but those that do are fun and educational. More information would be nice on some of them, as while they can play, they don;t always get to...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent the whole day there and found it very impressive. Exhibits superb, activities engaging and restaurant very good.

Thank Mick S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First impressions were ok but should have read the reviews. It's expensive and under no circumstances once you pay to get in should you pay again to see exhibits. On the plus the dissection in the Bodyworks section and the show in the Planetarium was...More

Thank Chris R
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were at a conference in the STC and one of the events took place at the Science Centre. The adults and the children all enjoyed firing rockets, looking at funny mirrors and trying to build a lego model wearing rubber gloves to simulate working...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love science centres and this didn't disappoint. There were different areas for the kids to explore and get hands on with puzzles and experiments so it felt like a really big play session and they didn't realise they were learning. We (adults and kids)...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as a family with friends and we had a great day spending over 5 hours there. Not only did our son enjoy the exhibits we all did and learnt lots of great information. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a pure wonder.....upon arrival the lady in reception completely sold both my daughter and I on visiting the restaurant and we were not disappointed.....fantastic food!! The rest of exhibits were really well thought out and tasking for adults and children alike. Definitely...More

Thank Maria G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not know this museum was geared most towards children and activities. However, there were a lot of displays interesting to adults.

Thank SaltLaker
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maccagran
8 August 2018|
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Response from Everywhere2016 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but I would think there will be as you can get an annual membership
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alanbigal
28 July 2018|
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Response from morlandmonk | Reviewed this property |
Sorry don't know but would suggest calling the science centre, they are really friendly and helpful.
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floridavisitor2
9 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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