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Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow

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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  • Excellent place to visit especially on a rainy day could spend all day here. Only drawback is that it is a bit expensive for a family.  more »
  • Nothing to see for an adult here - just hundreds of screaming kids. Waste of what could have been an interesting building to visit. Expensive entrance fee.  more »
  • Whether you're at school, a toddler, or a big kid like me there is much here to fascinate, absorb and educate absolutely everyone, of any age. Set over three floors and with an IMAX cinema (btw...  more »
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  • Great day out for the family. The year membership is good value with lots of extra stuff on for free. Good range of exhibits and plenty of hands on stuff to do. Planetarium worth a visit too (though it costs extra). Food is OK with good options for kids (and normally has at least one dairy free or vegan cake going on)
  • Great place to go with your children if visiting Glasgow. Educational fun for all the family. On clear day's you can enjoy the sun until sunset on the science tower steps, other parts of the city the sunshine becomes shaded by tall buildings by early evening. Hope you enjoy visiting this beautiful city.
  • Great day out. 14 year old son wants to be an astronomer and really enjoyed the planetarium sessions although some of the information in the two sessions we attended were the same. It was quiet as Scottish schools have gone back so it allowed us to try all the hands on experiments. Well worth a visit
  • This was absolutely brilliant, we spent 3 hours here easily. We could have stayed longer. A great place to visit for children but also for adults. The high tower was interesting and the planetarium was worth it too.
  • Amazing place. Especially for kids. Lots to see and do. Parking is validated for you. Planetarium is brilliant. Food is not overpriced. Well worth visiting for a good day of activities.

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