Glasgow Science Centre

The 5 Star rated, Glasgow Science Centre is a great visitor attraction, that makes learning about science and technology, fun and exciting.

The purpose built science centre, which opened to the public in June 2001, comprises of three distinct buildings, the Science Mall, an IMAX cinema and the Glasgow Tower.

Mission Statement

’To promote science and technology through thought-provoking, fun and exciting experiences, that inspire all to explore and understand the world around them’.

IMAX Cinema

The IMAX Cinema opened to the public in October 2000, a few months before the other two buildings. It was the first IMAX cinema to be built in Scotland and seats 382 people. The screen is larger than a 5-a-side football pitch and is able to show 3D films and the standard 2D films in IMAX format. The screen also has a digital 14,000 watt 6.1 surround sound system.

Almost a billion people, from all over the world, have already visited and experienced the IMAX cinema.

The Science Mall

The Science Mall is a large titanium crescent shaped building that has three floors, packed with hundreds of interactive exhibits. There are also interactive workshops, where you can get up close to Madagascan hissing cockroaches, build your own rocket to launch, or make a hot air balloon.

Visit the Science Show Theatre and Planetarium on Floor 1, The Lab on Floor 2 and see the new BodyWorks exhibition on Floor 3. The Glasgow Science Centre Planetarium is one of the best planetaria in the world.

The Science Show Theatre offers live science shows full of bangs, flashes, whizzes and pops.

Glasgow Tower

The Glasgow Tower stands at 127 metres tall and is the tallest tower in Scotland. It is also the second tallest free-standing structure, the first being Inverkip Power Station. The Tower holds a Guiness World Record for being the tallest tower in the world, in which the whole structure can rotate 360 degrees.

Gift Shop & Café

The Main Café offers a range of sandwiches and baguettes, freshly prepared seasonal food, salads and fresh fruit, homemade cakes, tea/coffee and other drinks. The Gift Shop provides an unusual range of items, specifically targeted at people with an interest in science, including space age gadgets, puzzles, dinosaurs and books.