Glasgow Science Centre

In a nutshell

Attractions include the Science Mall, the gleaming titanium crescent overlooking the Clyde has three floors packed with hundreds of interactive exhibits.


50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow

Contact details

Tel: 0141 420 5000

Web: www.glasgowsciencecentre.org

Activity type

Birthdays, Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres, Science and Technology

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(based on family of 4)

Glasgow Science Centre details...

All kids (and adults) will love the great 4-days-out-in-one experience at the Glasgow Science Centre, the gleaming titanium crescent overlooking the Clyde which has three floors packed with hundreds of interactive exhibits to fascinate you. The Science Mall also hosts a programme of interactive workshops where you can make wind powered cars, or try your hand as an electronic engineer with the super user-friendly LittleBits kits.

The Planetarium at Glasgow Science Centre has been upgraded to a spectacular state-of-the-art full-dome digital projection system where you will be taken on journeys through the solar system, into the Milky Way Galaxy and beyond, offering a truly out of this world experience. The planetarium runs a mix of public shows and school group shows during the week, which cover all stages of the Curriculum for Excellence, and public shows on afternoons, weekends, and holidays.

Marvel at the Space Zone while you wait to board the planetarium and lift off into the cosmos for the journey of a lifetime.

Standing 127 metres high, or the equivalent of over 30 double-decker buses, the Glasgow Tower is the tallest freestanding building in Scotland and is the only structure on earth capable of rotating 360 degrees into the prevailing wind, holding the Guinness-World-Record for the tallest fully rotating freestanding structure in the World. Take the 2.5  minute journey skywards to the Tower cabin and enjoy unique and unrivalled panoramic views of the city, the Clyde and even further beyond. Explore a virtual panoramic view on iPads using new GAR (Geo-located Augmented Reality) technology to see all 360° around the viewing platform, zooming in to more than a dozen places of interest, accessing contemporary and archive images, all while staying safely within the viewing cabin.

Round the day off by experiencing an incredible IMAX 3D journey by taking in an education film as part of your visit to Glasgow Science Centre in the Imax Cinema, now operated by Cineworld.

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