Aberdeen Science Centre
Aberdeen Science Centre
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10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Discover a world of exploration, excitement and wonder at Aberdeen Science Centre. Reopened after a remarkable £6million transformation, enjoy more than 60 amazing interactive exhibits, set across six innovative and awe-inspiring zones. Meet ‘RoboThespian’, our friendly and knowledgeable robot, immerse yourself in The OPITO Theatre of Energy and play your part in our sensational live experiments and demonstrations. Unleash the Power of Curiosity with a visit to Aberdeen Science Centre.
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Alex B
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Family
Nice, spacious and interesting, lots of engagement for kids. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Good couple of hours to keep you busy.
Written 19 November 2023
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Hi Alex, thanks for visiting Aberdeen Science Centre and for sharing your five star review with us!
Written 20 November 2023
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Christina O
4 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
It was an excellent experience even for toddler grandson, friendly staff and plenty of space to try out exhibits. Only recommendation I would have for younger children would be adding a ball pit for them, the foam shapes are a bit big for little hands.
Written 15 November 2023
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We are delighted to read your five star review and to hear about your experience. Thank you for taking the time to come online and review us, it really does help our charity grow. That's helpful feedback, we'll consider this next time we look at our Under 6s Zone. Hope to see you again another day.
Written 17 November 2023
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John d
28 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Friendly welcome by staff who ensured we got the best deal. Interesting and varied items to amuse and educate all ages. We stayed 4 hours and were never bored. A lovely menu at a decent price. The venue was spotless in all areas with plenty hand sanitiser available. On leaving staff were delighted to know how much we enjoyed the experience.
Written 14 November 2023
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We are so thrilled to read your review and will pass on your kind words back to the team.The time speeds past when your having fun doesn't it!? we hope to see you again at Aberdeen Science Centre for another science adventure,
Written 17 November 2023
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Abhilash C
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Family
Engaging and educational for the kids. They enjoyed the 3 hours they spent there. Would definitely visit again.
Written 12 November 2023
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Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back for another day of unleashing the power of curiosity with ASC!
Written 17 November 2023
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Laura F
London, UK7 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Wow, what an amazing facility. We came today looking for something to do with a 2.5 yr old in Aberdeen. It happened to be a Sci-Fi event which we were not aware of before arriving. This is such a fantastic local facility, activities and games for all ages, fun and learning for everyone! Staff are lovely, great cafe inside serving delicious food and drinks. I thought we'd be in and out in an hour but we stayed well over 4! Everything is so well thought out and the attention to detail really impressed me, for example the hand dryers in the toilets have stickers on to make them look like they belong in a spaceship, lower sinks for children to wash their own hands. I wish we had something like this close to my home! Sadly I think London might be too far to warrant a membership - it's a close call though!
Written 11 November 2023
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What a kind review - thank you for writing this up! We're so pleased that you had such a good time at Aberdeen Science Centre and at the onsite café by Grub! If you ever find yourself back in the North-East of Scotland we hope to see you again for another day of fun and learning.
Written 17 November 2023
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Diana T
7 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
A massive credit to Aberdeen council. What a wonderful day out we had whilst visiting the Highlands.
We almost had the place to ourselves as Scottish term dates differ from ours. Our 2 boys (8&10) and grandparents and parents had a brilliant afternoon and we could easily go back again as didn’t manage to get around all the exhibits.
Much better than London science museum in my opinion. Everything was clean, modern, working and well kept. Loved it! Oh and v v friendly, helpful staff. Makes such a difference!
Written 2 November 2023
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Thank you so much for your review and the time you've taken to leave us 5 stars. We pay be smaller than some other centres, but we make-up with it with quality exhibits and a team who love what they do ! Aberdeen Science Centre is not ran by the council - we are an independent charity bringing science to all, so reviews link these really do help our charity grow. Thank you again. :) We hope to see you again next time your visiting Scotland!
Written 3 November 2023
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greg
Aberdeen, UK2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Great educational fun for the family. Even the adults found it fun. Cafe on site also has a good range of coffees and lunch menu. Spent a good 3hours here and found staff to be friendly and engaging with customers.
Written 27 October 2023
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Brilliant review - thank you for taking the time to share this. We'll pass this back to the team. Hope you see you again soon for some more science fun!
Written 2 November 2023
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Megan W
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Family
I took my 4 year old here and he had a brilliant time. The staff were so helpful with showing us the experiments as well. We would definitely recommend it and go again.
Written 11 October 2023
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Delighted to hear you had a brilliant time at Aberdeen Science Centre. Thanks for the shout out to our team, we're pleased we could help! We look forward to having you back for another science adventure!
Written 12 October 2023
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Travel769449
29 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
We purchased an annual pass as a family and had countless days of fun here. If you plan to go more than 3 times it's amazing value and the kids would happily have come once a week and wouldn't have been bored. The vast majority of the staff were welcoming particularly an English young man who knew a lot about the electric circuit boards. The cafe has actual food you would want your kids to eat and always has a biscuit for the dog. The only thing lacking was a water play station (a favourite at dundee science centre) but it was a relief not to need a change of top here. Will recommend.
Written 11 October 2023
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Thank you very much for this review! We are so pleased that you are enjoying and getting use our of your STEM Passport. We have a new theme coming-up in December that you will be able to use your pass for too! Thanks for the feedback about a water station - it sounds fab and something we can look into. See you all again soon, ASC.
Written 2 November 2023
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Ian H
Stonehaven, UK35 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Three hours very quickly evaporated such is the engagement with so many hands on options. Brain is instantly engaged and challenged. Very pleasant welcoming staff and they are on hand too to explain/expand/assist when/if needed. The young people with me very much enjoyed their time here. And the Grub cafe is an added bonus - very fine Americanos enjoyed!
Written 8 September 2023
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Thank you for visiting Aberdeen Science Centre. We are so pleased to read that you and the young people had a great time exploring our hands-on exhibits! Thanks for taking the time to leave this review - it's much appreciated!
Written 14 September 2023
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