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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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  • Great day out for our group of 5 adults - the interactive activities had us all completely immersed. We found ourselves wandering off to look at different things and then meeting up again, with... 
    Great day out for our group of 5 adults - the interactive activities had us all completely immersed. We found ourselves wandering off to look at different things and then meeting up again, with...  more »
  • With an IMAX, an in-house theatre, and three floors of attractions, this is the kind of place you could spend all day if you wanted. Your admission does allow you to leave and return, so that might... 
    With an IMAX, an in-house theatre, and three floors of attractions, this is the kind of place you could spend all day if you wanted. Your admission does allow you to leave and return, so that might...  more »
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  • There is plenty of hands-on activities to keep everyone of all ages entertained and educated. The Planetarium experience was worth doing with an actual guide going through all things in space. The canteen was fine for what it is, despite miscommunication on how to table order. Overall, a fascinating and pleasant surprise for anyone visiting Glasgow.
  • Really great experience. I believe institutions like this are very important for inspiring young minds to think about the scientific world. There were alot of children having a great time but don't let that dissuade you because I saw just as many parents and older couples enjoying themselves and experiencing all of the extremely interactive games and experiments.

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