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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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Motel One Glasgow ¥8,064
Motel One Glasgow

Motel One Glasgow

Argyle Street / Oswold Street, Glasgow, Scotland
     
    0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in City Centre Glasgow, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Merchant City, Gallery of Modern Art, and Buchanan Street. George Square and Sauchiehall Street are also within 15 minutes. St Enoch Station and Glasgow Central Station are within a 5-minute walk.

    Jurys Inn Glasgow ¥6,069
    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.

      Novotel Glasgow Centre ¥4,828
      Novotel Glasgow Centre

      Novotel Glasgow Centre

      181 Pitt Street, Glasgow, Scotland
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Glasgow hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 5-minute walk of Sauchiehall Street and Kings Theatre Glasgow. George Square and Gallery of Modern Art are also within 15 minutes. Glasgow Charing Cross Station is only a 4-minute walk and Cowcaddens Station is 8 minutes.

        Village Hotel Glasgow ¥13,536
        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 ¥6,457
          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 ¥7,974
            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.

              Hilton Glasgow ¥8,789
              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, The SSE Hydro, and Argyll Arcade. George Square and Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre are also within 1 mi (2 km). Glasgow Charing Cross Station is only a 5-minute walk and Glasgow Anderston Station is 5 minutes.

                Hallmark Hotel Glasgow ¥5,746
                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.