Glasgow Science Centre

Overview

Glasgow Science Centre is an educational charity with three floors packed full of interactive exhibits which allow visitors to explore the wonders of science. We have a 115 seat fulldome digital Planetarium, an interactive Science Show Theatre, a cafe full of hot and cold food and snacks and we're also home to Scotland's largest IMAX cinema screen.
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Access Card Notes

The building is large, exciting and accessible by wheelchair. We have highly trained staff in a number of areas and we pride ourselves on giving visitors the best experience possible. Carers are welcomed into Glasgow Science Centre free with the individual they are carer for.

Contact details

Glasgow Science Centre 50 Pacific Quay , Glasgow, Scotland, G51 1EA
Phone: 0141 420 5000

Standing and Queueing

Standing
Visitors who have trouble standing and queuing do not have to queue during busy periods. Please speak to a member of staff on arrival and they will be happy to assist you. We can arrange a quiet space for visitors who require it.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
We are fully wheelchair accessible and have spaces in the Planetarium, Science Show Theatre and IMAX to accommodate wheelchairs. All three floors are accessible via a lift, please refer to our accessibility document for further details about the sizes of entrances and exits, along with images. Wheelchairs are available from the Ticket Desk. Please ask a member of GSC staff if you require a manual wheelchair for the duration of your visit. Please note this is available on a first come first serve basis and you can call in advance to reserve on 0141 420 5000 (press 0).

Short Distances

Short distance
Please refer to our full accessibility document to find out more about distances into and around Glasgow Science Centre.

Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
Fully accessible toilets and baby changing areas are available within areas: • Science Mall – Ground Floor, Floor 2 and Floor 3. • Cineworld IMAX – Ground Floor. • Baby changing – available in the disabled toilets on the Ground Floor, Floor 2 and Floor 3 as well as in the ladies toilets on the Ground Floor. Nappy vending machines are available in the disabled toilet on the ground floor and ladies sanitary vending machines are available in the ladies toilets on the Ground Floor and Floor 2. Please note that GSC does not have a hoist on site, however we are happy for visitors to bring their own. Please contact our bookings office in advance to advise on: 0141 420 5000.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs
We welcome assistance dogs at Glasgow Science Centre. There are grassed areas outside for toileting but we would ask that owners please pick up after their dogs as these are areas which people do use for play, and for eating during summer times. We can help provide a water bowl if you let us know at the front desk.

Essential Companions

Essential Companions
All paying visitors who require special assistance are offered free admission for their carer to all areas of Glasgow Science Centre. Tickets can be booked in advance by contacting our bookings office on 0141 420 5000 (press 0).

Accessing Visual Information

Accessing Visual Information
We currently don't have alternate formats available for visually impaired visitors - this is something that we're looking to bring in in the future.

Accessing Audible Information

Accessing Audible Information
Induction Loops are available in the Cineworld IMAX cinema, Front Desk, Auditorium, Planetarium and Science Show Theatre. Please switch Hearing Aids to the ‘T’ position to use this facility. 10 individual hearing neckloops are available on request for visitors in the Planetarium. The neck loops work with all hearing aids, digital or analogue, when switched to the T setting. The loop system will only work if you have a neck loop on. The system won’t work if you just set the hearing aid to T when you come into the Planetarium. The neck loops can also be used with headphones to aid customers who don’t wear a hearing aid, but are hard of hearing. For hygiene reasons, we cannot supply headphones, meaning customers have to provide their own. If you require a loop when visiting the Planetarium please make yourself known to the Planetarium staff when you arrive at the Planetarium, and we’ll be happy to furnish you with one and suggest the best seats to be in line with the transmitter. We are also happy to adjust the volume during the show if you are having problems hearing anything that’s being said.
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