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Address: 14 Greenmarket, Dundee DD1 4QB, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 1382 228800
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Explore the wonders of the science. Immerse yourself in over 80 hands-on,...

Explore the wonders of the science. Immerse yourself in over 80 hands-on, fun and interactive exhibits. Experience one of our exciting live science shows. Relax over a coffee or browse our range of gifts at Dundee Science Centre - a fun and exhilarating experience for the whole family.

Open 10am to 5pm, 363 days a year.

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Fun afternoon

I recently attended the science centre with my 2 year old. I was a bit worried it would be too advanced for her but it turned out there was lots of interactive things she could... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephanie J
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Aberdeen
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took my 7 year old here recently after not being here for about 5 years and felt really let down for the admission fee - not much has changed at all We passed round the place in around an hour - the exhibits just don't grab attention and there isn't enough interesting one's for a child - as for... More 

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Thank Toughie76
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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We last visited here 8 years ago when the Kids were toddlers, sorry to say we thought it was a bit rubbish and left after an hour. This time we were there for FIVE hours and the Kids had to be dragged out! I think this is because they are the optimal age for it now, being aged between 6... More 

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Thank Nannamoo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently attended the science centre with my 2 year old. I was a bit worried it would be too advanced for her but it turned out there was lots of interactive things she could get involved in and she loved getting messy in the little building site! There was also an interactive session on making rockets which was brilliant.... More 

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Thank Stephanie J
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of hand on stuff for our 2 and 5 year old. Reasonably priced cafe too. Would definitely recommend it.

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DundeeSciCentre, Manager at Dundee Science Centre, responded to this review

"Great family day out" - we couldn't ask for a better review than that - many thanks! We're thrilled you enjoyed the visit and we all look forward to welcoming you back again soon. There's an exciting and fun-packed schedule in place for 2017 :) More 

Laurencekirk, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Lots to see and do for all ages. Visited with our 2 year old daughter - we weren't sure if she'd be a bit young but needn't have worried. We spent a morning at the centre and then had lunch. Would recommend the centre to anyone with small children and up. Limited menu at the cafe but lovely coffee and... More 

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Thank WendyWombat73
DundeeSciCentre, Manager at Dundee Science Centre, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback and we're thrilled to hear that you had a great visit along with your 2 year old daughter. We like to inject a good bit of fun here at Dundee Science Centre and we hope to welcome you back again over the years ahead. More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Have been to the science centre many times over the years and it is worth a visit! Usually a better idea when there is a bit of an event on such as walking with dinosaurs but there is enough to keep young minds engaged for a few hours!

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Thank Speedyg1989
DundeeSciCentre, Manager at Dundee Science Centre, responded to this review

We must be doing something right! Many thanks you for your positive feedback - it's good to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We have our schedule of shows and Meet the Expert days falling in to place for 2017 now, so look out on our website for an update soon and see what's coming up for the year ahead.... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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338 reviews
271 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We had an enterentertaining time There was plenty of exhibits for the kids to get involved in. They all had a great time.

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Thank aellituv
DundeeSciCentre, Manager at Dundee Science Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your positive review. The team value our visitors' feedback and it's marvelous to hear that the kids had great time. We're finalising our plans for 2017 and we look forward to welcoming you back at some point. More 

Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Thank you so much to Dundee Science Centre for the best afternoon, the nice slightly deaf young man who set his hands on fire, blew up a watermelon and a hydrogen filled balloon, the Civil Engineering lecturer who put the science of concrete and Wile E Coyote together, the deeply knowledgeable assistant who took Caitlin through a virtual reality trip... More 

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Thank JoBScot
DundeeSciCentre, Manager at Dundee Science Centre, responded to this review

And 'thank you so much' for your great review. It's always so valuable to the team to get such positive feedback. Our Meet the Expert Days are going down well with visitors - and will be continuing on in 2017, from February on-wards (details will be on-site at the start of the year), so we look forward to seeing you... More 

Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Visited here while on holiday and we went during the week. There was 2 school trips while in and that ruined it slightly as they werent be monitored and knocked my boy (2years old) over a few times just running to things. Teachers not watching them. No fault of the science place though. The staff were fantastic especially a young... More 

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Thank jenniferamy22
DundeeSciCentre, Manager at Dundee Science Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review and sorry the school kids may have been a bit too excitable on the day - we'll keep an eye out for this. It's great that the little one enjoyed the giant nose and the adults loved the lasers - it could have been problematic if it was the other way round :) Our staff... More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I felt it was more aimed a children don't get me wrong this is a good thing, I have taken my grandchildren there twice and they loved it. Everything in the centre is interactive which to helps children understand easier. There are also live demonstrations by knowledgeable staff who will also answer any questions you may have. To me its... More 

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Thank Norman C
DundeeSciCentre, Festivals & Events Officer at Dundee Science Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent feedback, Norman! We are delighted to hear your positive comments about our staff and that you and your grandchildren enjoy taking part in all the interactive activities during your visits here at Dundee Science Centre. We look forward to seeing you soon again. Best wishes, Isabella Melking - Festivals & Communications Officer More 

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