Glasgow Science Centre
50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, United Kingdom
0871 540 1005
Glasgow Science Centre Reviews
For big and little kids Jan 30, 2017
As the weather had closed in during our stay in Glasgow, we decided to opt for a morning indoors. The Glasgow Science Centre was a great place to spend a couple of hours. The centre was busy with school parties and it was nice to see the kids having fun with the many interactive scientific experiments and games. That's not to say there isn't plenty of things to keep the young at heart interested with a Science Mall covering three floors guaranteed to bring out the child within. The exhibition on the third floor, MindWorks, was very educational and fun too. We also had lunch here at the cafe on the first floor.
We visited the Science Centre using the CitySightseeing bus which stops just outside the doors. Alternatively the centre is a 1km walk from the Cessnock subway stop. Entry to the Science Mall costs £11 for adults and £9 for children and concessions. You can also visit the centre's state-of-the-art Planetarium or the IMAX cinema, although these cost extra. The same applies to the Glasgow Tower. Check the website for up-to-date details.
Address: Pacific Quay, Glasgow
Directions: On the south bank of the River Clyde.
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Glasgow Science Centre May 16, 2008
The Glasgow Science Centre is located on the South Bank of the River Clyde.
It is a purpose built science centre comprised of three principle buildings which are the "Science Mall", IMAX cinema and the Glasgow Tower.
It has been given a 5 star rating in the visitor attraction category by the Scottish Tourist Board - "VisitScotland"
The Science Mall is a titanium-clad crescent shape structure that houses three floors of interactive science-learning exhibits, a Science Show Theatre and the ScottishPower Planetarium. The planetarium, sponsored by Scottish Power, contains a Zeiss optical-mechanical projector that projects images of the night sky onto a 15m diameter dome.
The IMAX cinema was the first, and remains the only, IMAX cinema to be built in Scotland. It opened to the public in October 2000, several months prior to the opening of the two other buildings.
At 127 metres high, Glasgow Tower is currently the tallest tower in Scotland and the second tallest free-standing structure after the Inverkip Power Station chimney. It also holds a Guinness World Record for being the tallest tower in the world capable of rotating 360 degrees from its base to its top.
*Summer Opening Hours from 15th March - 2nd November*
There is a £3 daily car park charge. Season Ticket holders and IMAX film entries after 5:30pm can park for £1.
Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Adult tickets: 16+ years of age; child tickets: 3-15 years of age .
Tesco card vouchers cannot be used for IMAX feature films or Season Ticket purchases
Children under 3 (not requiring a seat) go free.
All areas of Glasgow Science Centre are accessible for wheelchairs up to Class 2 in size. Wheelchair bound visitors cannot use the Glasgow Tower lifts for health and safety reasons.
Glasgow Science Centre is a smoke-free environment.
Induction loops are available in the IMAX Cinema and Science Show Theatre.
Car: From the M8 (west bound) take junction 24 and follow brown signs. Usually, we would advise you to take Junction 24 from M8 east bound as well, however there are road works taking place at the moment here so please take junction 23 and follow signs.
From the M77 stay in the left hand lane (marked A8 Tradeston/Kinning Park) as the
motorway merges with the M8. Take the next exit (junction 21) and follow brown signs.
Ample parking - open 24 hours (£3carpark charge).
Subway: Cessnock. Exit the station and turn left.
Follow brown pedestrian signs (10–15 mins.).
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