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Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow
(4.1/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan your visit to Glasgow Science Centre and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Glasgow trip itinerary builder.
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  • We actually have science passports . So free admission for a year for a set one of fee. But to be fair we have only been 3times as it isn't very good for very young children as there isn't anything fo...  more »
  • Visited recently with my family. Plenty to see and do on what was a wet and miserable day. Split over three floors including a planetarium which we all enjoyed. Great for kids (and adults) of all ages...  more »
  • Excellent well laid out venue. My particular interest is in warships from 1900 up to 1970, would have liked more individual exhibits, however, I assume this is down to constraints of space. There is m...  more »
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  • Great attraction if your taking kids. So much to get them involved and interested in our world and technology. Caters from young kids to big kids. The tower was another attraction. 100ft up and great views all over Glasgow. Not included in the science centre day ticket but price is reduced if you buy both. Definitely worth a look.
  • Good overall. Great for children up to around 16 so it was very busy. Enough to keep adults entertained too but be prepared to share with children of all ages.
  • Very nice place with loads of activities to keep you busy. Each level has different type of activity so you will definitely find something you would like. Planetarium is also nice. Good place for kids/toddlers.
  • Love the science centre. Well worth the cost of the annual passport as it pays for itself after a fee visits. We go at least once a month. There is always something new to explore, great interactive games and technology, cool science demonstrations, big play area for under 7s, and a quiet Starbucks if you need to relax after hours of screaming fun. It genuinely makes science fun for kids of all ages. And adults too - it was packed on valentines day! Cafe has a bit more interesting food options, but it's expensive. I'd recommend packing a lunch as there is a huge picnic area (not visually stimulating but plenty of seating and high chairs). Lifts are incredibly slow / often broken so might want to stow your pram in (enormous) cloak room.
  • Taking my daughter there she absolutely love to be there but l am enjoying more than here lot's to do thank you