MEMBER NEWS: Bring your budding scientists to meet ours

September 21, 2023
MEMBER NEWS: Bring your budding scientists to meet ours

Exploding volcanoes, whiz-bang experiments and enthralling stories will combine at Aberdeen Science Centre to inspire even the smallest budding scientists.

A fun programme of special activities aimed at under-6s and their parents or carers will be on offer on weekdays while older siblings or cousins are at school or nursery.

Located on Constitution Street, Aberdeen Science Centre also has a dedicated area for young children, including a soft play wind turbine, a giant train set, puzzles, LEGO and other exhibits all carefully designed to spark an interest in science.

And all the exhibits are interactive so little ones can touch and explore to their heart’s content!

Admission is free of charge for under-3s and mums, dads, uncles or grandmas can also enjoy coffee or lunch at the on-site Grub café.

Elaine Holland, deputy chief executive at Aberdeen Science Centre, said: “Our mission is to engage visitors of all ages in science activities so we have created some new activities to provide fun and hands-on learning for our young explorers.

“We hope to instil a lifelong interest in science in youngsters and we know they will really love exploring the exhibition floor as well as taking part in age-appropriate Science on the Spot demonstrations, storytime and other fun sessions. Even very young children will enjoy watching colours, bubbles and noises.

“Parents and carers can also enjoy a great day out exploring our 60 interactive exhibits, including saying hello to our chatty robot RoboThespian and the OPITO Theatre of Energy, then enjoying a coffee or lunch in our café. And everything is hands-on so there’s nothing off limits!”

Aberdeen Science Centre was recently awarded the Tripadvisor 2023 Travelers’ Choice Award for the third year running. The coveted award is given to those who consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% on Tripadvisor.

The 5-star venue has also been named as a finalist in the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards, shortlisted in the Best Visitor Attraction category.
Located close to Aberdeen beach and Transition Xtreme, ASC is home to three floors of interactive exhibits, allowing people of all ages to discover topics including Space, Energy, Life Sciences, Engineering, and much more.

Open seven days a week, Aberdeen Science Centre also has a garden with outdoor exhibits, as well as parking, lockers, a buggy park and shop.

To book your visit to the centre, visit


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Aberdeen City and Shire is emerging as a key location for renewables by successfully transferring its world-class oil and gas expertise into the sector and AREG has done much to advance this through a broad range of initiatives. It has acted as a catalyst in driving further investment in the local economy by engaging with companies, Government, public bodies and existing projects and we have been pleased to support their efforts. Scottish Enterprise will continue to engage with AREG as we increase Scotland’s use of renewable energy.

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