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Glasgow Science Centre

50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
+44 141 420 5000
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What a place for children of all ages to play and learn

My partner and I - (he 66, me 51), visited recently during a weekend in Glasgow. Unfortunately we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Laura H
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Excellent full family entertainment

There is something for everyone at the science centre, you can really keep kids occupied for a good... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
stuartnufc
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

My partner and I - (he 66, me 51), visited recently during a weekend in Glasgow. Unfortunately we arrived late so were only able to spend 90 minutes there before closing time on a Friday (having been given significant discount for late entry without asking)....More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There is something for everyone at the science centre, you can really keep kids occupied for a good while here with interesting, fun, hands on activities. We visited with kids ranging from 2-16 with everyone happy, except teenagers of course. Much rather be at home...More

Thank stuartnufc
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Science Centre itself is great, but on our visit it was completely overwhelmed by school groups. Everywhere we went, we were surrounded by them, it was hard to find a single activity not already in use by 3 or 4 children. The noise was...More

Thank Charlottepn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for kids (& big kids) of all ages. For the first time myself and my 5 year old went to the science show. He loved it. the presenter was fabulous entertaining and fun as well as informative! The main 1st floor is well...More

Thank glasgow99
Reviewed 1 week ago

The science centre has become more expensive in recent years, with everything from the cost of parking to the admission fees creeping up: visiting once with two adults and two kids is going to set you back £43. It's not much better if you're unwaged:...More

2  Thank Carrie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Full of fascinating science, things to do and see, with lectures and talks with staff actively engaging visitors of all ages. It's worth a full morning or afternoon visit. My seven-year-old loves the place and it's perfect for wintry days. It's not cheap, but then...More

Thank Adiccavamso
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for day out for kids and adults alike. Kids have lots of fun as so many different exhibits many interactive, dry informative whilst being fun.

Thank Jain1008
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent family day out, great fun for all ages from 2 upwards. Lots of "hands on" things to try, buttons to push, handles to turn, water to splash, and be sure not to miss the sloping room. The half hour live show is a must...More

1  Thank AndrewB47374
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The centre is best enjoyed if you go nice and early as we spent hours there and they fly in, especially when you take in one or two of the shows. Everything is really hands on with is brilliant for bringing out the curious side...More

Thank TomSho
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had been meaning to come here for about 2 years but a visit to Glasgow for other reasons prompted the long-awaited family trip here and it didn’t disappoint! We went with 3 children 18 months, 4 and 7 all loved it for different reasons...More

Thank R M
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Rebecca D
17 August 2017|
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Response from Cypruspals | Reviewed this property |
can be in there as long as you want depends on age of kids and how busy it is
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Rebecca D
17 August 2017|
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Response from Morag M | Reviewed this property |
We arrived around 10am and were easily occupied until we left around 4pm. This included a break for lunch in the cafe and a pre booked planetarium performance. 2 adults and a 9yr old
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Gavinw69
14 August 2017|
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Response from Martin S | Reviewed this property |
Yeah there's tons of different games that young kids can play with in each zone
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