Unleash the power of curiosity at the new-look Aberdeen Science Centre
12 July 2021
Elaine Holland, head of operations at Aberdeen Science Centre, takes VisitAberdeenshire on a visual tour of the newly transformed visitor attraction.
A talkative robot, the UK’s only immersive energy experience, fun experiments, fascinating live science demonstrations and lots more (yes, including the much-loved sheep!) are in store for visitors to the new-look Aberdeen Science Centre.
Our centre, at the Tramsheds on Constitution Street, has been completely modernised over the past two years as part of a major £6million redevelopment project to create an aspirational science centre which we hope will become a five-star visitor attraction.
More than 60 new interactive exhibits are now waiting to be explored!
The exhibits are aimed at all ages and are themed into six exciting new zones: Energy; Space; Life Sciences; Make It, Test It; and under-6s, which has a soft play corner for our littlest explorers.
The Energy zone is home to RoboThespian, our humanoid robot who can sing, dance, tell jokes or just chat! Thanks to our digital futures partnership with Equinor, RoboThespian also has some facts to share about the energy industry.
Visitors also love our immersive OPITO Theatre of Energy, which features three interactive displays, including the animated Story of Energy, an interactive Energy Game and an Energy Wall.
Upstairs, there’s the Shell Learning Zone, where science, technology, engineering and mathematics are brought to life alongside corporate meeting spaces and our new room for birthday parties.
Learning is hungry work and visitors can also refuel at our Grub café for lunch or a yummy cake and coffee before getting busy again on the exhibition floor.
We’ve created a completely new and exciting experience for visitors, with engaging, thought-provoking exhibits we hope both children and adults will enjoy visiting time and time again.
- Aberdeen Science Centre is open daily from 10am to 5pm and advance bookings can be made at www.aberdeensciencecentre.org/