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Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow

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Children’s Museum · Science Museum
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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  • This was our 1st time back since Covid restrictions were put into place and the science centre has done an excellent job of making everything safe. A few of the exhibits are closed, as is the live...  more »
  • First time back with COVID (20th dec 2020). Excellent COVID precautions. Staff also excellent and friendly. We go with the “passport”, which is great value. Kids love this place, so much to do.  more »
  • 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.

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