Glasgow Science Center
Glasgow Science Centre is a five star visitor attraction and the Glasgow Science Centre is located on the south bank of the River Clyde in Glasgow. It is a purpose-built science centre composed of three principal buildings which are the Science Mall, an IMAX cinema and the Glasgow Tower.
Scotland’s leading Science attraction offers great fun, hands-on science adventures and days out for all the family
Opened to the public in June 2001, Glasgow Science Centre is part of the on-going redevelopment of Pacific Quay, an area which was once a cargo port known as Prince’s Dock.
The Glasgow Science Centre is a fitting tribute to all of the world famous inventers that have come out of Scotland over the last few decades, the Glasgow Science Centre is 3 floors of amazement and wonder. A day out that the whole family can enjoy!
The Science Mall is a titanium-clad crescent shape structure that houses three floors of over 250 interactive science-learning exhibits, a Science Show Theatre and the Glasgow Science Centre Planetarium.
The planetarium contains a Zeiss optical-mechanical projector that projects images of the night sky onto a 15m diameter dome.
The IMAX cinema opened to the public in October 2000 and is the first and currently only IMAX cinema to have been built in Scotland. The single auditorium seats 370 in front of a rectangular screen measuring 60 feet by 80 feet and has the capability to show 3D films as well as standard 2D films in IMAX format.
At 127 metres high, Glasgow Tower is currently the tallest tower in Scotland and the second tallest free-standing structure after the Inverkip Power Station chimney. It also holds a Guinness World Record for being the tallest tower in the world capable of rotating 360 degrees from its base to its top.
The tower, previously known as the Millennium Tower, was the winning design in an international competition to design a tower for the city centre of Glasgow.
The Glasgow Science centre is within walking distance of the Argyll Hotel.