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

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There are 7 events at this location

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The Dunedin Consort

Acclaimed ensemble of singers and players specialising in baroque music under the musical direction of John Butt.

Sun 1 Nov

£9 (£6) / 0141 420 5000

The consort performs Palestrina's Motets for Five Voices in the surroundings of the Helmholtz installation, which visualises sound waves using LED lights. Part of Sonica.

Hallowe'en Fright Night

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

Fri 30 Oct

Maxwell String Quartet

Charismatic young Scottish quartet in recital.

Sat 31 Oct

£9 (£6) / 0141 420 5000

The quartet plays music by Glass, Anna Meredith, Nico Muhly and Pärt in the surroundings of the Helmholtz installation, which gives a visual response to sound waves. Part of Sonica.

A Question of Science Dinner

Sports scientist Professor Greg Whyte OBE takes up hosting duties at this three-course dinner and champagne reception, with an opportunity to discuss your love of all things scientific with academics, working scientists and other experts in the field. Price also includes entry into a general knowledge quiz, with the…

Thu 22 Oct

£95 per person / 0141 420 5000

Sci Shorts 2015: Story Development Day

A development day for local filmmakers, designed to aid the production of a one-minute drama or documentary inspired by the science and innovation happening in Glasgow.

Sat 10 Oct

Free / 0141 420 5000

Wintour's Leap: Helmholtz

Interactive installation by emerging artists' group consisting of tiny LED lights that are activated by sound, so that a single clap can cause a wave of lights.

Fri 16 Oct

Free / 0141 420 5000

Part of Sonica.

Sat 17 Oct

Free / 0141 420 5000

Part of Sonica.

Sun 18 Oct

Free / 0141 420 5000

Part of Sonica.

…and 42 more dates until 29 Nov

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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