Glasgow Science Centre

 In Europe, Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow science centre is situated in the Clyde Waterfront Regeneration area, on the south bank of the River Clyde, Opened on the 5th of June 2001 by Queen Elizabeth II, The Science Centre has three main buildings, the Science Hall, Glasgow Tower and an IMAX cinema.

The Science Centre was part of an ongoing redevelopment of the Pacific Quay, which used to be a cargo port, known as the Prince’s Dock. The architects of the Glasgow Science Centre were Building design Partnership.

The Science hall has three floors with lots of interactive exhibits, which has a dedicated science show theatre and Scottish Power Planetarium.

  • The first floor has interactive exhibits and gives access to the show theatre and glasgow science centre Planetarium.
  • The second floor where you can find a Lab, which is used as an educational workshop and Live world of work interactive exhibition.
  • The third floor had a refurbishment in 2012 and later reopened in 2013, which has human health and well-being exhibition, over 115 interactive exhibits can be found, research capsules and live laboratory experiences.

On the Ground Floor, you find a ticket desk, Gift Shop, a Cloakroom and Cafes, as well as a number of multipurpose room spaces which are used for variety of educational and corporate purposes.

The IMAX cinemas was the first IMAX cinema built in Scotland, with the seats capacity of 370, which shows 3D and 2D films in IMAX format. Cineworld operates the IMAX Cinema and has since opened a Starbucks on site.

The Glasgow Tower was designed to be tallest freely rotating tower in the world however due to a number of issues the tower had to be closed from 2010 to 2014. The Tower was designed by architect Richard Horden, with engineering designed by Buro Happold.

The cost of this project was 75 million and additional 10 million for the Glasgow tower, The Millennium Commissions funded 37 million.

Glasgow Science Centre is fun for all ages specially families, to explore the presents science and technology in an inspiring and unique way, you can enjoy over 400 interactive exhibits from learning and discovering renewable energy to making wind powered cars.

Glasgow Science Centre

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The Scottish Tourist Board, Visit Scotland, has awarded the science centre five star rating for the visitor attraction category.

Glasgow Science Centre manages the visitors centre for the Whitelee Wind Farm, which opened in 2009.

Other Information

  • Weather policy: The Glasgow Tower may close due to high winds.
  • Pets allowed: Assistance/Guide Dogs only.

Facilities

  • Hearing Loops
  • Parking
  • WiFi
  • Level Access
  • Accessible parking or drop-off point available

How to get there

  • By Bus: Bus services Stagecoach X19, First Bus No 90  and McGill’s Bus 23 and 26.
  • By Subway: the closest station is Cessnock, takes about 25 to 30 minutes walk.
  • By Bike: Glasgow Science Centre is close to National Cycle Route 7.
  • By Car: From the Clydeside Expressway, take SECC (E), then follow the tourist signs, GSC customer car park available, more information.

*Please note: any transport services may change since this post, please do some research before setting off*

Admission

Adult £11.00
Children £9.00
IMAX Documentary £2.50
Planetarium £3.00
Glasgow Tower £3.50

*Please note: prices may change yearly or during holiday and peak seasons, please visit the official website for more details *

Opening Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

*Please note: opening times may very during holidays and other events, please visit the official website for more details*

Location

Address: 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA

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