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Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow

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#2 of 16 in Childrens Museums in Scotland
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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  • My kids been there several times but still they love to go there every time.They are always ready to go there.  more »
  • Lots of things to see and do! Staff absolutely love what they do and are eager to chat to visitors and share their knowledge.  more »
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  • Absolutely brilliant we arrived at 11am and apart from a half hour lunch break it was non stop until nearly 4pm. Cant fault the place. Fantastic for children and so much interactive fun. Cafe was great and soup and a sandwich was tasty and well priced. Definitely be back when in the area.
  • This is a great place for all ages and abilities. Their accessibility is the best in the city and every staff member has been excellent in ensuring a friendly and helpful visit. Love love love! I’m a support worker and I’ve brought everyone here. And if you’re going a few times it is WELL worth the annual pass. ❤️❤️❤️
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