Glasgow Science Centre

Science Centres

50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, City Of Glasgow, G51 1EA

    Glasgow Science Centre is a great family attraction that presents science and technology in unique and inspiring ways.

    Glasgow Science Centre is one of Scotland's must-see visitor attractions. It has lots of activities to keep visitors of all ages entertained for hours. There are two acres of interactive exhibits, workshops, shows, activities, a planetarium and an IMAX cinema.

    The Science Show Theatre is the place for live science shows full of whizzes, bangs, pops and flashes.

    Cast off in The Big Explorer and splash about in the Waterways exhibit, put on a puppet show and master the bubble wall.

    Relax in the celestial treasure trove of the planetarium and explore the wonder of the night sky. Magic meets science in the MindWorks zone where mind-benders include the Vortex tunnel, Ames Room and the Phantom Hand! Be wowed by the 3D effects in the IMAX.

    Explore an underwater universe, travel into space or discover the marine reptiles who ruled the sea long before the dinosaurs conquered the earth.

    Control objects with the power of your mind, build a rollercoaster and look into the future. These are just some of the exciting things you can do with the interactive exhibits in the Science Mall.


    5 Visitor Attraction
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Summer Opening Hours:

    Monday to Sunday 10am until 5pm

    Winter Opening Hours

    Wednesday to Friday 10am - 3pm
    Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm


    • Breakfast Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Lunch Available
    • Shop
    • Snack Bar


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Gift Shop


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Cycle Rack
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Paid Parking within easy distance
    • Private Car Space
    • Public Parking Nearby
    • Taxi Rank < 100m from station


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available


    • 24hr CCTV
    • ASVA Member
    • Hearing Loop
    • Level Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area

    Payment Methods

    • Delta Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Road Directions

    From the M8 (east or west) take junction 24 and follow brown tourist signs.
    From the M77 stay in the left hand lane (marked Tradeston/ Kinning Park) as the motorway merges with the M8. Take the next exit (junction 21) and follow brown tourist signs.
    From the Clydeside Expressway take SECC (E) exit and then follow brown tourist signs.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- Glasgow Sightseeing Bus runs from George Square to our front door

    By Bus-
    First Bus No 89/90
    Arriva Bus 23/24 (Pacific Drive)

    By Train-
    Exhibition Centre is located on the Argyle Line with regular services running from Glasgow Central and Partick Stations. There is a covered walkway from the station to SECC, from where you walk past the Crowne Plaza Hotel and over the river to Glasgow Science Centre (5-10 mins.)

    By Subway-
    The nearest station is Cessnock. Exit the station and turn left, then turn right onto Brand Street and then left onto Lorne Street. Turn left onto Pacific Drive and the entrance to Glasgow Science Centre is at the roundabout. (10-15 mins.)


    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria


    • There is a lift


    • Staff who have contact with visitors have disability awareness training

    Attraction Entrance

    • There is a ramp to the main entrance


    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Wheelchairs or other mobility aids provided
    • Good colour / tonal contrast used throughout the attraction e.g. doors contrast strongly with floors/walls
    • Where appropriate there is a hearing loop system [e.g. ticket counter/ gift shop]
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)
    • Contrast markings on all glass doors and all full-height windows


    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
      • with a ramp
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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