Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre information

Glasgow , United Kingdom
Address
Street 50 Pacific Quay
Telephone
+44 141 420 5000
More information
www.gsc.org.uk
Prices
Science Mall adult/child £9.95/7.95, IMAX, tower or planetarium £2.50
Opening hours
10am-5pm Wed-Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Scotland's flagship millennium project, the ultramodern Glasgow Science Centre, will keep the kids entertained for hours (that's middle-aged kids, too!). It brings science and technology alive through hundreds of interactive exhibits on four floors. Look out for the illusions (like rearranging your features through a 3-D head-scan) and the cloud chamber, which makes natural radiation visible. The museum consists of an egg-shaped titanium-covered IMAX theatre (phone for current screenings) and an interactive Science Mall with floor-to-ceiling windows – a bounty of discovery for young, inquisitive minds. There's also a rotating 127m high observation tower ;aplanetarium, where the Scottish Power Space Theatre brings the night sky to life, and a Virtual Science Theatre , which treats visitors to a 3-D molecular journey. To get here, take Arriva bus 24 from Renfield St or First Glasgow bus 89 or 90 from Union St.