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 4 events at this location

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Celebrate European Researchers' Night by exploring the work of hundreds of local researchers through talks, debates and shows that highlight their breakthroughs. Booking is essential.

Fri 25 Sep

Free / 0141 420 5000

Museums Unlocked

Find out more about researchers in Glasgow's biggest museums with a day filled with demonstrations, workshops, talks and tours. Plus, you can be a researcher for the day, should the fancy take you.

Fri 25 Sep

Free with venue admission charge / 0141 420 5000

Part of Explorathon.

Venturefest Scotland

Free, annual business and network event connecting SMEs with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and academics.

Wed 9 Sep

Free / 0131 557 1288

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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