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by Denise Scotland
Scotland, United Kingdom
April 5, 2010
From journal Keeping The Kids Happy
May 17, 2006
From journal Friendly Glasgow
February 9, 2006
Our kid sprinted from a display on optical illusions, to a lever system for lifting big weights, to a reproduction of the Rosetta stone complete with explanations about how its code was cracked, without so much as getting winded. He delighted in all of it. We also enjoyed a show on electricity in a small auditorium, an IMAX film in 3D, and the challenge of the egg drop. What was that last bit, you ask? Our family team was given an assortment of materials with which we were instructed to build a flight- worthy craft that would keep our egg astronaut alive upon landing. This was easier said than done, but my son was very proud that his egg didn't splatter. It suffered only a small crack in its shell. "A mere flesh wound!"
How long could you spend here? Frankly, my kid could have stayed here all day long, but my husband and I tired of the centre after 3-4 hours. If we had seen the longer Harry Potter film in the IMAX, a longer stay would have been necessary. We were also disappointed that the observation tower was closed at the time of our visit. I bet the view was marvelous. We did grab a sandwich lunch at a cafe in the centre, near the gift shop, so you really could stay for a very long time.
Cost? There are different combo tickets available. For instance, just the center without the IMAX or the tower is cheaper than seeing everything. You're looking at around $50 for a family of four to really enjoy the centre. However, if you factor in the amount of time this covers, I didn't think this was unreasonable at all.
From journal Glasgow Greats for Kids