Glasgow Science Centre
Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) is one of Scotland's must-see visitor attractions. GSC encapsulates the world of science and technology in new, fun and exciting ways. Whether you are 3 or 103, prepare to be intrigued, challenged and, above all, have a great family day out!
The heart of GSC is the Science Mall. The gleaming titanium crescent overlooking the Clyde has three floors packed with exhibits, cafes and shop. You can explore and discover hundreds of hands-on exhibits, interactive workshops, live science shows, labs, use the Online facility, visit the ScottishPower Planetarium and see the latest IMAX® movie.
There is a series of informative and entertaining shows to see, ranging from the electrifying to the explosive. These live presentations have become one of the most popular attractions at GSC by combining education and learning with fun and excitement. Shows run each day and cover topics from the worlds of science, technology and nature. Each show lasts about 30 minutes.
Visitors can take part in informative and entertaining workshops, each workshop lasts about 30 minutes. The ScottishPower Planetarium offers the amazing chance to see a night sky as it should be seen, with thousands of points of light above us.
With a screen bigger than a 5-a-side football pitch and a digital 12,000 watt 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. After seeing an IMAX film you'll never see a standard cinema the same way.
Glasgow Tower offers an unbeatable view of Glasgow from the 105m high cabin. Designed by Richard Horden Associates, Glasgow Tower is the only building in the world capable of turning 360 degrees from the ground up. The aerodynamic structure allows the entire building to be turned to face the wind, thus reducing wind resistance and enabling its slender design.
Visitors can see the awesome engineering at the tower base before taking the 2 and a half minute ride to the top. The Past Visions gallery presents a multimedia display of the City's last 300 years, while the Future Visions display showcases the hopes, fears and dreams of Glaswegians for the future. Even if you think you know Glasgow well, you are likely to find out more about the City through this dynamic presentation.
- Café, restaurant and picnic area
- Accessible for wheelchairs
- Wheelchair dependant visitors cannot use the Glasgow Tower lifts for health and safety reasons
- Induction loops are available in the IMAX Cinema and Science Show Theatre
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GSC is located on the banks of the River Clyde opposite the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC).
From the M8 (east or west bound) take junction 24 and follow brown signs.
From the M77 stay in the left hand lane (marked A8 Tradeston/Kinning Park) as the motorway merges with the M8. Take the next exit (junction 21) and follow brown signs. Ample parking.
Glasgow Science Centre Postcode for SatNav: G51 1EA