As the weather had closed in during our stay in Glasgow, we decided to opt for a morning indoors. The Glasgow Science Centre was a great place to spend a couple of hours. The centre was busy with school parties and it was nice to see the kids having fun with the many interactive scientific experiments and games. That's not to say there isn't plenty of things to keep the young at heart interested with a Science Mall covering three floors guaranteed to bring out the child within. The exhibition on the third floor, MindWorks, was very educational and fun too. We also had lunch here at the cafe on the first floor.
We visited the Science Centre using the CitySightseeing bus which stops just outside the doors. Alternatively the centre is a 1km walk from the Cessnock subway stop.
Entry to the Science Mall costs £9.95 for adults and £7.95 for children. You can also visit the centre's state-of-the-art Planetarium or the IMAX cinema, although these cost extra. The centre is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am-3pm (5pm on weekends) during the off season period and every day between 10pm-5pm between April and November. Check the website for up-to-date details.
Excellent place to visit - there is a planetarium, museum and an imax cinema. there is a rather good cafe and take a visit to the top of the tower.
I have to say that I was not so impressed with the planetarium - although it was a good distraction.
Opened on 9th feb Alice through the looking glass is a hands and body on exhibition taking over an entirely new floor of the exhibitionmall and really is an unmissable interactive experience.I dont think i have enjoyed any exhibition as much as this.
The IMAX CINEMA is located just next the the Science Museum,you can buy the tickets in this museum,and choose the movie you want to see.
We saw an incredible 3-D movie,it was great and very real!!!!! :-)
Located also in the riverside,the Science Centre is another nice place to visit specially if you are travelling with children.You can explore this huge museum and play with everything to have some fun!.
There are also a snack bar and a souvenirs shop.Don't miss the IMAX cinema!.
A relatively new attraction on the south side of the river. As well as the usual hands on type displays there is an Imax theatre where we watched a film about the Grand Canyon. The displays are fun but I was rather disappointed that the piano keys on the floor [think Tom Hanks in the movie "Big"!!!] were only for the under 7's!! :(
I think entry was about £8.
There is also a large tower outside the Science Centre but I'm not sure if its open to the public or not - it was SUPPOSED to be but hey had problems with it when I was there and it was closed..
I've not been yet, but I've been told that the new Science Centre, over the river from the SECC, is really interesting. I really want to go up the big tower, cos you're supposed to get a great view of the city from it....but the last I heard, it was too unsafe and they were having to change the structure or something - typical!
I've just heard that it's a good way to spend a day, and since it's so new, it should be good! There's also the IMAX cinema there.
Very modern spectacular building.A must see for people who like modern architecture.There is so much to see and to do in the science museum you could spend a whole day.