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Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow

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Unlock the mysteries of science in one of Glasgow's most futuristic-looking buildings at Glasgow Science Centre. The site includes three components: the Science Mall, an IMAX cinema, and the Glasgow Tower. In the first--which is meant to represent the canted hull of a ship--explore more than 250 exhibits across three floors. These exhibits, many of which are interactive, explore the themes of "Explore and Discover," "Science in Action," and "Science and You." Sit in on a presentation in the Science Show Theatre, and learn about the workings of our universe on the planetarium's 15-m (49-ft) projection ceiling. Check the schedule at the IMAX cinema--the first of its kind in Scotland--to see what's playing on its 25 by 18.9 m (82 by 62 ft) screen. As far as the site's third component goes, you'll likely have to settle for viewing it from the outside. The Guinness Book of World Records recognizes the Glasgow Tower as the world's tallest of its kind that rotates 360 degrees. Unfortunately, the 127-m (417-ft) tower's been mostly closed due to structural problems since construction finished in 2001. The Science Centre offers a restaurant in case your hunger for more knowledge also gives you hunger for actual food. Children under the age of three can visit for free. To visit Glasgow Science Centre and get the most from your holiday in Glasgow, create itinerary details personal to you using our Glasgow holiday maker app.
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  • Very disappointing visit, paid over £20 for myself and 5 year old - very expensive! To be greeted at the desk by the staff member who warned us “be prepared, there is 800 schoolchildren in here... 
    Very disappointing visit, paid over £20 for myself and 5 year old - very expensive! To be greeted at the desk by the staff member who warned us “be prepared, there is 800 schoolchildren in here...  more »
  • Mainly for kids, the good stuff like planetarium only open to school parties waste of £12 LoAds is school kids amusing themselves nothing for adults 
    Mainly for kids, the good stuff like planetarium only open to school parties waste of £12 LoAds is school kids amusing themselves nothing for adults  more »
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  • Fun for all and very informative, staff and location excellent and an amazing planetarium, well worth spending the day. Take your time and enjoy the whole experience. Plenty parking and easy access
  • Amazing experience for the whole family. Lots of things to do for every age range. Spent hours there. Worth the price 100%. Lots of experiments, interactive activities and illusions. Has 3 large floors which you probably spend 1h each on. The Taste Cafe was excellent. Large portions and cheap prices.

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