Glasgow Science Centre is one of Scotland’s must-see visitor attractions – presenting concepts of science and technology in unique and inspiring ways.
The main experiences include Glasgow Tower, a Cineworld IMAX, Planetarium and Science Mall.
The gleaming titanium crescent that overlooks the Clyde has three floors packed with hundreds of interactive exhibits that will fascinate you. The Science Mall also plays host to our interactive workshops, Science Show Theatre, the Lab and the state-of-the-art Planetarium! Our science communicators are here to help you to explore and make your experience memorable.
There is level access from the main entrance to:Science Mall Floor 1Science Mall - Floor 2Science Mall - Floor 3Ticket DeskGround FloorFloor 2 ToiletFloor 3 - ToiletIMAX ToiletTaste CafeGSC Gift ShopSmoking Area - Front of Building
There is level access from the car park to:Riverside
Getting hereFor further information on accessible travel in Scotland, go to Transport Scotland.
Travel by public transport
Ibrox Subway station is also a short distance away from Glasgow Science Centre.
Glasgow Science Centre has a tarrif system in operation. Please see our website for full details.
Path to main entrance
The main entrances and exit to Glasgow Science Centre are wheelchair accessible. The area is also well lit with natural lighting and overhead lights. The main entrance is via a ramp up to automatic doors. The ramp is a long, but gentle slope, these doorways measure 160x220cm. Staff are located at the main doors and are on hand to assist anyone who requires assistance.
The exit is in the Link Building next to the Gift Shop and Cineworld IMAX, this doorway measures 130x238cm. Please note that there is a small moat area that is filled with water to the left of the doorway as you approach the door.
Getting around inside
Visual Impairment - General Information
Science Mall large lift
Science Mall small lift
Cineworld IMAX lift
Ticket/ information desk
Access to the main ticket desk is straight ahead of the main entrance doors and is completely level. We also have a low level counter to the right hand side of the ticket desk for anyone who needs it.
Things to See and Do
Science Mall Floor 1
Science Mall - Floor 2
Floor 2 also has a Lab room where workshop activities are carried out.
Science Mall - Floor 3
Floor 3 is also home to The Live Lab where wheelchair users have access to workshops and activities.
Spectator/ Audience viewing areas
Science Show Theatre
There is space for wheelchair users and their carers at the rear of the Science Show Theatre.
The spaces for wheelchair users are at the rear of the Planetarium.
Cineworld IMAX Cinema
There is a Snack Bar available on the first floor of the IMAX building.
There is a Starbucks on the ground floor of the IMAX.
A Changing Places toilet is being installed for Easter 2020.
Floor 2 Toilet
Floor 3 - Toilet
GSC Gift Shop
A low level counter is available at the shop counter. Staff are happy to assist customers if required.
Place to eat and drink
Please contact the Cafe in advance if you have any questions or queries about specific dietry requirements.
Getting around outside
Picnic benches are available outdoors alongside a grass area with a lovely view of the Clyde (on a nice day)
Smoking Area - Front of Building
The smoking area is located outside at the fornt of the main building, beside the bicycle rack. It is sheltered by a canopy.
Customer care support
Walking stick chairs available on request.
Mobility scooters can be charged provided visitors can supply their own charger.
Emergency evacuation procedures
All areas within the building are well equipped to deal with the evacuation of mobility impaired visitors should the need arise. Refuge areas are located in each of the Science Mall floors. Evac-chairs are also positioned in both Mall and IMAX buildings.
Customer care support
We have a mobile app that features British Sign Language versions of interpretation for some of our exhibits, we are working to make this available for all of our exhibits in the near future. You can find this in the app store on your mobile device, please ask a member of staff if you need help to download it.
10 individual hearing neckloops are available on request for visitors in the Planetarium.
First Aid trained staff.
We weclome assisted dogs.
We accept the Access card.
We are a member of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme.
Trained staff on 'A Sense of blindness and sight loss'.
Trained staff on 'Sense of deafness and hearing loss'.
We offer autism-friendly hours. Visitors with autism 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.