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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The website says they are doing work on the wi does and to wrap up warm and wear a warm jacket. Big mistake, place was roasting hot with no ventilation, ginger people were collapsing and melting into.... more
The website says they are doing work on the wi does and to wrap up warm and wear a warm jacket. Big mistake, place was roasting hot with no ventilation, ginger people were collapsing and melting into.... more »
Great day out with the kids, from young to old there is lots to keep you entertained I had as much fun as the kids did. Went for a bite to eat in the cafe which was also nice and reasonably priced
Great day out with the kids, from young to old there is lots to keep you entertained I had as much fun as the kids did. Went for a bite to eat in the cafe which was also nice and reasonably priced more »
Cafe was a joke waited nearly 30 mins for food Everyone in after us all served first staff said it was on but was only waiting on soup and pizza so don't believe that.. Shocking considering it wasn't.... more
Cafe was a joke waited nearly 30 mins for food Everyone in after us all served first staff said it was on but was only waiting on soup and pizza so don't believe that.. Shocking considering it wasn't.... more »
Best science museum for kids. Every concept is well displayed with a hands-on equipment. 4 hours was not sufficient for my kids. Good options in cafe. Drinking water have to be looked at. Highly recommended for kids from 7 years and above. Kids were amazed..
Wow there’s so much to do here! My 4 year old loved it. There must be a thousand things for the kids to touch and explore and they are allowed to touch everything - what a great spot to let them play and learn with a free reign. Great for their imagination and curiosity 😊 staff lovely, cafe had surprisingly great options, everywhere spotless and gift shop had lovely quirky gifts too.
It's not advanced much since it opened. Same displays apart from expensive visiting attractions. Primary school age kids will like it. Not a lot for older kids. Planetarium was good and IMAX cinema reopens in May. Would be good if it had a discount for disabled concession card holders and carers. Remember to get your car park ticket stamped at reception so you can get out of car park. Staff were all friendly and helpful. Car park has no time limit so you can explore area after visiting.
Amazing place for kids to learn and play. Good for all age . A full day outing with learning and fun. There is also A SCIENCE SHOW we really like it. YOU can explore about body parts.
A chance to interact with the fundamental laws of nature. Nothing in a text book or online matches see touch and feel for inspiration and understanding how the world works. Great interactive exhibits everything from sound waves, pulleys, illusions, three phase power and Newtonian dynamics. The planetarium is also surprisingly good and the presenters deliver another engaging experience for school kids. A must see, and a potential door opener for a new generation of scientists and engineers.
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