Visitor Accessibility

We welcome all our visitors and work hard to make sure our facilities at Glasgow Science Centre are accessible to everyone.

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PARKING

Ample parking is available for mobility-impaired visitors.

DISABLED PARKING

A limited number of disabled parking spaces are available in our car park. Parking for Blue Badge holders is free of charge. When you arrive at our main ticket desk, please present your parking ticket and our operator will be happy to discount your parking.

ENTRANCE AND EXITS

The main entrances and exits to Glasgow Science Centre are wheelchair accessible.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY

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 to the Centre. Please note this is available on a first come first serve basis.

TOILETS AND BABY CHANGING AREAS

Fully accessible toilets and baby changing areas are available within all areas:

  • Science Mall - Ground Floor, Floor 2 and Floor 3
  • IMAX - Ground Floor

PARENTS WITH BABIES OR TODDLERS

We are a breastfeeding friendly establishment. Facilities are available for heating baby food and drinks in our main café and highchairs are available for families with young children. Just ask our staff and they’ll be happy to help you.

VISITORS WITH AUTISM

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.

FIRST AID

We have a first aid room on the ground floor and kits available in all areas of the Centre.

LIFTS

All lifts within the Science Mall can accommodate 1 wheelchair (up to Class 2) and 1 carer.

  • IMAX — located in the foyer and giving access to the rear of the auditorium (door opening 100 cm, depth 130 cm)
  • Science Mall — very large, multi-person lift near the ticket desk and a smaller lift (door opening 80 cm, depth 150 cm) between the escalators and entrance to Tower.

WHEELCHAIR SPACES

In the seated theatre spaces within the Centre, there are spaces allocated for wheelchair users:

  • IMAX — 4 spaces
  • Science Show Theatre — 6 spaces
  • Auditorium — 4 spaces
  • Planetarium — 6 spaces

Please call our Contact Centre on 0141 420 5000 when making your booking and we will make arrangements for you.

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.

HEARING IMPAIRED VISITORS

Induction Loops are available in the IMAX cinema, Front Desk, Auditorium and Science Show Theatre. Please switch Hearing Aids to the ‘T’ position to use this facility. 10 individual hearing loops are available on request for visitors in the Planetarium.

CARERS

All paying visitors who require special assistance are offered free admission for their carer to all areas.

ASSISTANCE DOGS

We welcome assistance dogs to Glasgow Science Centre.  If you have any further enquiries, please contact us on 0141 420 5000 or send us an email.

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