Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre

One of Scotland's must-see visitor attractions - presenting concepts of science and technology in unique and inspiring ways. 

What are the main attractions?

There are many elements that make Glasgow Science Centre one of Scotland's must-see visitor attractions.

The Centre is home to hundreds of interactive exhibits in the Science Mall, Scotland's biggest - screen IMAX cinema, a Science Show Theatre, a great Cafe and an intriguing Shop.

There are 3 floors to the Science Mall:

Floor 1:

There are loads of hands-on exhibits to discover on Floor 1 of the Science Mall. Test your reactions with our wiggly wire, see the effects of air pressure and things might not be as they first appear in our illusions section.

Get up close and personal with our creepy crawlies on your visit to Floor 1- meet our Madagascan Hissing Cockroaches, Giant African Land Snails and our very talented musical fish.

Floor 2

Floor 2 is crammed with more hands-on science exhibits plus our stage area. Morph your features with some celebrities or animals and see some hilarious results on screen, create a 3D model of your face and see what you look like as a thermal image.

New for 2011 is our exciting "Be Creative" area, with a host of new intereactive exhibits such as the shake-it tables, which simulate earthquakes, the theramin and the "Build-it", "Test-it" and "Deconstruct-it" zones.

Floor 3

Home to two exciting new additions- MindWorks and Alice in Wonderland!

Magic meets science in the 'MindWorks' zone where you will find mind-benders of all sorts like the Vortex tunnel, Ames Room and the Phantom Hand! Take a walk through the Vortex Tunnel and experience what affects your balance - guaranteed to get you in a spin. Visit the Ames Room and instantly transform into a towering giant or little person. This optical illusion, which has been used in films like the Lord of The Rings Trilogy, is created through a trick of perspective in a distorted room. The Phantom Hand is a very striking illusion as you become convinced that you can feel a rubber hand being touched just as if it were your own.

IMAX Cinema

SEE MORE, HEAR MORE, FEEL MORE - IMAX is the ultimate movie experience. With crystal clear images and wraparound digital surround sound, IMAX lets you feel like you're really there.

With a screen bigger than a 5-a-side football pitch and a digital 14,000 watt 6.1 surround sound system, the IMAX shows 2D and 3D films that will amaze and astound you. The IMAX camera looks at the world - and the universe - in a different way.

Almost a billion people around the world have been spellbound by the force and beauty of The IMAX Experience. Technically advanced and visually stunning, The IMAX Experience is the world's most powerful and immersive movie experience.

Please note, seats in the IMAX are allocated on a first come, first served basis. So to get your preferred seat please arrive in plenty of time

There are loads of things to see and do at Glasgow Science Centre so prepare to be amazed, and most importantly have a fun filled day out.

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Admission Prices: 

Science Mall ticket price:
Adult £9.95; child/concessions £7.95

Add On's to Planetarium or IMAX science film £2.50 each

IMAX Feature Films:
Adult £9.95; child/concessions £7.95

The Science Mall Summer opening hours are:

Monday to Sunday 10am-5pm.
From Tuesday 1st of April, there will be an increase in admission to the Science Mall-
Adult- £10.50
Child/ Conc- £8.50

Admission Prices:

Science Mall:                                                                       
Adult £9.95; (16+ years old)
Concession/Child £7.95; (3-15 or over 60 years old)
Children lucky enough to be younger than 3 years old are admitted free.

Add-ons to visit the Planetarium, the Tower (currently closed until further notice) or the IMAX Science film programme (Each)
£2.50 (Adult/Child/Concession) 

Feature Film at the IMAX
Adult £9.95; Concession/Child £7.95

Prices may be subject to change without notice. 

Please call us on 0141 420 5000 if you want to book or check details.

We are a registered charity and your admission includes a donation, which allows us to claim back tax from the UKgovernment.  There's more details here

50 Pacific Quay
G51 1EA

0141 420 5000