|Address:||50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1EA|
|Opening Hours:||April – October, Daily: 10am – 5pm |
November – March, Wed – Fri: 10am - 3pm, Sat & Sun: 10am - 5pm
|Admission:||Science Mall – Adult £11.50 / Child <16yrs £9.50 |
Science Mall and IMAX – Adult £14 / Child <16yrs £12
|Parking:||Yes - £3 for all day parking|
|Languages:||Information boards in English only|
Glasgow Science Centre, with its distinctive shape and metal skin, has become one of the modern landmark buildings in Glasgow. Unfortunately, the tower that was designed to rotate with the wind is seldom operating and has been plagued with problems, but the buildings are still impressive in their riverside location.
Glasgow Science Centre is primarily an attraction for children and we think that anyone over 10 yrs old will probably be a bit disappointed. The main Science Mall has 3 floors of hands on science experiments that demonstrate the properties of electro-magnetism, centrifugal forces, static electricity, sound waves and many other scientific phenomena. Next door to the Science Mall is the IMAX cinema which features an enormous screen that can play both 2D and 3D films.
This is an expensive attraction that will only keep children entertained for an hour or so. The car park is also expensive, but you can park for free in the streets nearby if you are prepared to walk a bit. The nearest Underground station is Cessnock, but the route from the station to the Science Centre goes through some unpleasant areas. A better option is the First Bus No.89/90 or Arriva Bus No.23/24.