Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre
50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1EA
  • Telephone 0141 420 5000
  • Opening times Summer hours (Apr 1–Nov 3): Mon–Sun 10am–5pm. Winter hours (Nov 4–Mar 27) Wed–Fri 10am–3pm; Sat & 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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  • Website www.glasgowsciencecentre.org
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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. Opened to the public in June 2001, Glasgow Science Centre is part of the ongoing redevelopment of Pacific Quay in Glasgow.

It is a purpose-built science centre composed of three principal buildings: Science Mall, Glasgow Tower and an IMAX cinema. It also includes the Scottish Power Planetarium, Science Show Theatre and Climate Change Theatre. The Cineworld IMAX is Scotland's largest IMAX cinema, showing both educational and 3D Hollywood films.

The Glasgow Science Centre is one of Scotland's most popular paid-for visitor attractions and was awarded a five star rating by the Scottish tourist board, VisitScotland.

  • Provides: Free wi-fi

Events at this venue

There are 5 events at this location

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CAN DO Innovation Summit

Innovation conference for businesses to explore new possibilities and improve their productivity. Meet academics, investors and innovators and learn everything about maximising your ideas.

Wed 20 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0141 420 5000

Science Lates: Inside Your Mind

Blow your mind at this truly fascinating trip inside what makes you, you. Journey through the vast networks of neurons in our planetarium, have a chat with mindful experts and try our brain altering exhibits and refreshments. Science Lates are a series of adult-only themed nights where you can explore the science…

Fri 20 Mar 2020

£15 (£10; Students £10) / 01414205000

  • 18:00 – 22:30

Science Lates: Our World

Join us as we celebrate the life, diversity, and culture on this rock we call home. Speak to experts on how we can be greener and try out some upcycling in this wonderful event that celebrates our beautiful blue planet, and our dear green city. Edible bugs, boozy cocktails and a silent disco. Chris "Really Wild Show…

Fri 17 Apr 2020

£15 (£10; Students £10) / 01414205000

  • 18:00 – 22:30

Science Lates: Sound and Screen

You are invited to 'science and chill' as we look at the world of Cinema and Music to celebrate the Glasgow Film Festival. In front of the camera or behind the scenes, there is sure to be something that draws you in as we discover how special effects and sounds are made. Science Lates are a series of adult-only themed…

Fri 21 Feb 2020

£15 (£10; Students £10) / 01414205000

  • 18:00 – 22:30

Science Lates: Winter Wonderland

Deck the halls and don your gay apparel as we bring in the festive season. The chestnuts will be roasting and the wine will be mulling in this festive evening, where you can discover how the big man delivers all those gifts using the stars to find his way. Science Lates are a series of adult-only themed nights where…

Fri 29 Nov

£15 (£10; Students £10) / 01414205000

  • 18:00 – 22:30

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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