Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre
50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1EA
  • Telephone 0141 420 5000
  • Opening times Winter opening hours (until Mar 30) Wed–Fri 10am–3pm; Sat & Sun 10am–5pm. From March 31: Mon–Sun 10am–5pm.
  • Admission £10.50 (£8.50; under 3s free); Planetarium, Glasgow Tower or IMAX Science films £2.50 extra.
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Glasgow Science Centre

Situated on the site of the 1988 Garden Festival, Glasgow's £75 million Science Centre features hundreds of interactive exhibits. It also includes the ScottishPower Planetarium, Science Show Theatre, Climate Change Theatre and the 127m Glasgow Tower. Additionally, it's home to Cineworld IMAX, Scotland's largest IMAX cinema, showing both educational and 3D Hollywood films.

  • Provides: Free wi-fi

Event times

There are 6 events at this location

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Explorathon Extravaganza!

Meet hundreds of researchers from the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde and learn about their cutting-edge research through activities, talks and comedy.

Fri 30 Sep

Free / 0141 420 5000


Halloween Fright Night

A family friendly Halloween treat, with everything from a monster science show to a zombie apocalypse on offer.

Question of Science with Colonel Chris Hadfield

Colonel Chris Hadfield (that astronaut fella who did a great David Bowie tribute), is the guest of honour at this year's Question of Science Event. There's also a quiz, and a three-course meal.

Wed 12 Oct

£100 per person; £1000 for a table of ten / 0141 420 5000

Step Aboard Waverley for a Great Day Out!

Trips on the world's last paddle steamer

Sat 15 Oct

Times to be confirmed / £17–£37 / 0141 420 5000

Sun 16 Oct

Times to be confirmed / £17–£37 / 0141 420 5000

The Thing

  • 4 stars
  • 1982
  • US
  • 108 min
  • 18
  • Directed by: John Carpenter
  • Cast: Kurt Russell

Carpenter's excellent 1982 monster flick revived on digital big screen projection.

Sun 30 Oct

0141 420 5000

Reviews & features

The Best Activities for Kids and Families in Glasgow

3 Mar 2015

A quick guide to some of the city's best days out

Much more than just a shopping centre, Braehead could keep a family occupied for the whole day. Gambado soft play caters for the little ones, while for the more adventurous there’s The Drop climbing centre, Snow Factor ski and snowboard complex, and ice…

Take Me Out

2 Apr 2009

From cycling, pirate ships, dolphin watching and woodland walks to face-painting, castles, beaches and alien designs, Anna Millar handpicks some of the finest days out and events this Easter, whether you’re a big or a little kid

Glasgow Science Centre

12 Jan 2007

Going up

Have you ever wanted to take in the whole of Glasgow at a glance? Scotland’s tallest building, the 127m high Glasgow Tower adjacent to the Science Centre at Pacific Quay, has reopened to the public, offering some of the most beautiful views over the…

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