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Glasgow Science Centre

Try some of the hundreds of interactive exhibits, learn about star constellations and watch live science shows at this fun and inspiring attraction with a cinema.

Visit the Glasgow Science Centre to browse hands-on technical and scientific exhibits, take an intergalactic journey on the big screen and enjoy movie shows. Spread over three floors, the interactive museum opened in 2001 on the south bank of the River Clyde. The Glasgow Science Centre is part of a continual redevelopment program at Pacific Quay, a former commercial dock.

Take the elevator to the third floor and start your visit in the BodyWorks exhibition. Learn how humans function at the hands-on displays. Run inside a giant hamster wheel, conduct a simulated autopsy and test your brain with the memory challenge. Kids will enjoy helping scientists perform real experiments in the Live Lab.

Drop down to the second floor for more interactive fun. Experience an earthquake tremor then try out a thermal imagery camera. Understand the social, moral and ethical issues raised by science.

On the first floor, find insects from Africa. The hissing cockroach from Madagascar sure is a strange animal! Children under 7 years old can wriggle through pipes and operate cranes while learning about water on The Big Explorer cargo ship. Spot more than 9,000 stars and their constellations in the Planetarium.

Don’t miss out on the 2-D and 3-D movies at the IMAX cinema. The lineup includes animations, documentaries and Hollywood blockbusters. Check the center’s official website for the movie schedule and event details.

The Glasgow Science Centre is open daily from late March through October. In winter, it’s closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. There is an admission fee and you pay extra to enter the Planetarium and IMAX theater.

Situated just north of Festival Park, the Glasgow Science Centre is a 10-minute drive from the city center. On-site parking is available for a fee. You can also take the train to the Exhibition Centre station and cross the River Clyde via Millennium Bridge on foot. Buses stop a short walk from the entrance too.


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Hallmark Hotel Glasgow ¥6,733
Hallmark Hotel Glasgow

Hallmark Hotel Glasgow

27 Washington Street, Glasgow, Scotland
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in City Centre Glasgow, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St Vincent Street Church, The SSE Hydro, and Sauchiehall Street. Kings Theatre Glasgow and Merchant City are also within 15 minutes. Glasgow Anderston Station is only a 3-minute walk and Glasgow Charing Cross Station is 9 minutes.

    Grand Central Hotel ¥7,631
    Grand Central Hotel

    Grand Central Hotel

    99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, Scotland
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in City Centre Glasgow, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Lighthouse and Buchanan Street. Gallery of Modern Art and George Square are also within 10 minutes. Glasgow Central Station is only a 2-minute walk and St Enoch Station is 6 minutes.

      Village Hotel Glasgow ¥6,503
      Village Hotel Glasgow

      Village Hotel Glasgow

      7 Festival Gate, Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Scotland
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in the suburbs, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Glasgow Science Centre and The SSE Hydro. Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) away. Ibrox Station is 11 minutes by foot and Kinning Park Station is 13 minutes.

        Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre ¥7,154
        Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre

        Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre

        Finnieston Quay, Glasgow, Scotland
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Glasgow Westend, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of The SSE Hydro and Clyde Auditorium. Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and Glasgow Science Centre are also within 15 minutes. Glasgow Exhibition Centre Station is 7 minutes by foot and Kinning Park Station is 13 minutes.

          Crowne Plaza Hotel Glasgow ¥9,785
          Crowne Plaza Hotel Glasgow

          Crowne Plaza Hotel Glasgow

          Congress Road, Glasgow, Scotland
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Glasgow Westend, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow Science Centre, and The SSE Hydro. Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and Sauchiehall Street are also within 15 minutes. Glasgow Exhibition Centre Station is 7 minutes by foot and Kinning Park Station is 19 minutes.

            easyHotel Glasgow ¥2,721
            easyHotel Glasgow

            easyHotel Glasgow

            1 Hill Street, Glasgow, Scotland
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in City Centre Glasgow, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sauchiehall Street, Royal Concert Hall, and Kings Theatre Glasgow. George Square and Gallery of Modern Art are also within 15 minutes. Cowcaddens Station is only a 3-minute walk and Buchanan Street Station is 10 minutes.

              Jurys Inn Glasgow ¥6,733
              Jurys Inn Glasgow

              Jurys Inn Glasgow

              80 Jamaica Street, Glasgow, Scotland
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in City Centre Glasgow, this eco-friendly hotel is steps from St. Enoch Centre and Merchant City. Gallery of Modern Art and Buchanan Street are also within 10 minutes. St Enoch Station is only a 4-minute walk and Bridge Street Station is 6 minutes.

                Hilton Glasgow ¥9,696
                Hilton Glasgow

                Hilton Glasgow

                1 William Street, Glasgow, Scotland
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in City Centre Glasgow, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Buchanan Street, George Square, and The SSE Hydro. Argyll Arcade and Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre are also within 1 mi (2 km). Glasgow Charing Cross Station is 5 minutes by foot and Glasgow Anderston Station is 5 minutes.