Glasgow Science Centre is roughly 40 mins from where we live. I have been a handful of times before I had children and our eldest has been 3 or 4 times. Its great if its raining and we have never been round the whole place in one go. So much to do and see and loads of interaction which is what you need for all ages of children.
About Glasgow Science Centre
The Glasgow Science Centre opened it’s doors in 2001 and is a 5 star visitors attraction. There are 3 floors to the Science Centre (told you lots to see and do). On floor one there are lots of interactive section and also a play area (the Big Explorer) inside this gated play area your kids can run around and play. There is also a small section for babies but to be honest it wasn’t that good (not much there so a little boring) the older kids section is much better. The first floor also houses the Science Show Theatre and the Glasgow Science Centre Planetarium. Floor two has the My World of Work Live section and section of powering the future. Lastly is floor three, where visitors can learn about their bodies, health and lifestyle from a new perspective through over 100 interactive exhibits, research capsules and live laboratory experiences. Kids will enjoy each floor (we normally spend all our time on floor 1 so a great day out)
Ticket Prices & Opening Dates
It is really easy to get to by bus, train, car or even walking (well depending how far you are walking!) Their website has all the details on opening times and prices but when we visited it was £10.50 per adult and Children over 3 were priced at £8.50. You can also pay extra to visit the IMAX, Planetarium and the Glasgow Tower. They also do a Science Passport which is valid for 12 months, so if you were local and planning to visit more than once in the year then it makes sense to get the Science Passport. If arriving by car then the car park does have a fee. This was £3 when we visited and you pay at the desk when buying tickets.
Food & Drink
There is the Elements Cafe and also the Helium Cafe. Each serves hot food, sandwiches and drinks. We normally go to the Elements cafe (why…as we always end up walking there and must walk straight past the other cafe without knowing it!) The Elements cafe also does a Childrens box which you can select items to put in it. There was a decent selection of items although it was on the expensive side.
Great day out especially if it’s raining. Lots of interaction and good workshops. Your kids will learn and so will the adults going too. Fun for all ages, big or small.
* Reviews are our own opinion. We haven’t been paid in anyway for writing this.