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Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow

4.2
#2 of 15 in Childrens Museums in Scotland
Unlock the mysteries of science in one of Glasgow's most futuristic-looking buildings at Glasgow Science Centre. The site includes three components: the Science Mall, an IMAX cinema, and the Glasgow Tower. In the first--which is meant to represent the canted hull of a ship--explore more than 250 exhibits across three floors. These exhibits, many of which are interactive, explore the themes of "Explore and Discover," "Science in Action," and "Science and You." Sit in on a presentation in the Science Show Theatre, and learn about the workings of our universe on the planetarium's 15-m (49-ft) projection ceiling. Check the schedule at the IMAX cinema--the first of its kind in Scotland--to see what's playing on its 25 by 18.9 m (82 by 62 ft) screen. As far as the site's third component goes, you'll likely have to settle for viewing it from the outside. The Guinness Book of World Records recognizes the Glasgow Tower as the world's tallest of its kind that rotates 360 degrees. Unfortunately, the 127-m (417-ft) tower's been mostly closed due to structural problems since construction finished in 2001. The Science Centre offers a restaurant in case your hunger for more knowledge also gives you hunger for actual food. Children under the age of three can visit for free. To visit Glasgow Science Centre and get the most from your holiday in Glasgow, create itinerary details personal to you using our Glasgow holiday maker app .
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  • Again went with my sister and granddaughter as we were there on holiday a fantastic day out so much interaction and wonderful things to do and see.  more »
  • So much too see, can honestly spend a full day there. Great variety of exhibits and lots of interaction.  more »
  • We went on a weekday which meant we were lucky enough to go at a time where it wasn't very busy at all, but there were still a good amount of people there. All the staff were super friendly. We were g...  more »
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  • Absolutely brilliant we arrived at 11am and apart from a half hour lunch break it was non stop until nearly 4pm. Cant fault the place. Fantastic for children and so much interactive fun. Cafe was great and soup and a sandwich was tasty and well priced. Definitely be back when in the area.
  • This is a great place for all ages and abilities. Their accessibility is the best in the city and every staff member has been excellent in ensuring a friendly and helpful visit. Love love love! I’m a support worker and I’ve brought everyone here. And if you’re going a few times it is WELL worth the annual pass. ❤️❤️❤️
  • I would recommend this Science Centre strongly for all ages, all interests and anyone looking for fun mixed with wonder. My learning disabled son and I spent several hours exploring, experimenting, and being wonderfully entertained. Every single member of staff from reception, cafe, shop and exhibits were helpful, informative and super kind. We want to go back again and again. Thank you.
  • This place is fantastic! So many interactive and engaging displays and activities for kids of all ages and with plenty to entertain adults too! Every single exhibit can be touched, encouraging people to pull, push, poke, prod, turn, roll etc etc. Definitely worth coming here. A great way to spend a day.
  • First visit with 6/7 year old who thoroughly enjoyed herself. As school holiday a lot of folk were visiting but still easy to access everything. Areas set out for interest of different age groups which is useful. The "lecture" shows were very entertaining, just right for children and for adults too. Planetarium costs extra but worth it if for nothing else than the relaxing seat!. Worth a visit and will definitely be back. Just had a snack in cafe before closing time but prices reasonable and area bright and clean.
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