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Satrosphere Science Centre

The Tramsheds | 179 Constitution Street, Aberdeen AB24 5TU, Scotland
44-122-4640340
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Ranked #39 of 106 Attractions in Aberdeen
Type: Science Museums
Owner description: Satrosphere is Scotland’s first science and discovery centre. Originally opened in 1988 we have been engaging people with science for over 21 years.... more » Owner description: Satrosphere is Scotland’s first science and discovery centre. Originally opened in 1988 we have been engaging people with science for over 21 years. Our interactive, hands-on exhibits and live science shows help our visitors discover more about the world around them and the science of how things work. With free parking and delicious coffee and cake in our Tramsheds Coffee House, a visit to Satrosphere is not to be missed. « less
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We went with age range 3yrs to 40yrs and all loved it here. Everything worked, was interesting, friendly staff would go again :-)

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It's a great way to spend a few hours and keeps kids entertained whilst educating and stimulating their brains. Lots of different workshops on through out the holidays suitable for all ages. The cafe has got good food but it is spoilt a bit because staff are a wee bit unorganised. We enjoyed the overall visit and would go back... More

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Took the kids for a treat before heading back to school but we were all left pretty disappointed after our day out. The exhibitions are very tired looking (some haven't changed in 10+ years) and don't draw you into them, the instructions (if there was enough light to read them!!) were rather vague for some and we found many of... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It's worth mentioning from the start that we only made the 60+mile journey to the centre because we had an Itison voucher. For £8 we got 2 adults & 2 children which is great value for money. On first arriving we were met by a very enthusiastic attendant and we were prepared for that kind of high energy inside. Instead... More

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Lisa_at_Satrosphere, Public Relations Manager at Satrosphere Science Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review of our science centre. I am pleased to hear your group enjoyed the visit, and we hope you will come back again soon. Our programming changes regularly, so please do check our website for details and hopefully we have more space programming next time! Thank you again, Lisa... More

ABERDEEN
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Took my granddaughter, who is nearly 6. I haven't been for around 10 years. To be honest, would have expected a few more modern exhibits. Many are very tired. Computer based activities didn't work. Was unable to take her into observatory, it appeared to be reserved for large groups only. Hard to read instructions for some activities due to poor... More

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Lisa_at_Satrosphere, Public Relations Manager at Satrosphere Science Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, which is always taken on board and helps us to improve the experience for visitors to Satrosphere. Your comments have been passed to the team for improvement. I do apologise you were unable to see our planetarium show, it is very popular and we do try to run the show as often as we can... More

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

On holiday in Scotland I decided to have a day in Aberdeen with my three grand-children (7,9, and 11) so where do you go when the weather is so unpredictable? My son suggested the Satrosphere Science Centre and what an excellent idea as the moment we walked through the doors the children were engrossed with the numerous hands-on exhibits. The... More

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Lisa_at_Satrosphere, Public Relations Manager at Satrosphere Science Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a positive review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Satrosphere and hope to welcome you back again next time you visit Aberdeen! We are completely indoors which makes us the perfect day out with the unpredictable weather as you said! We have a brand new programme in... More

Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We went to the Satrosphere Science Centre last weekend and to our surprise they had on a 'Robolab workshop'. My daughter and her dad loved this - I watched! The competition between the young lad teaching the workshop my daughter and her dad was fantastic. We then spent another few hours in the centre which was very educational and there... More

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Lisa_at_Satrosphere, Public Relations Manager at Satrosphere Science Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a positive review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Satrosphere and hope to welcome you back again very soon. You may be interested to know that we are now working on our summer holiday programme, which will have a whole range of new show workshops and shows... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

total waste of time and money was in and out in 5 mins not alot of things to see or do inside i would not recommend to visit spend money else where

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Lisa_at_Satrosphere, Public Relations Manager at Satrosphere Science Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, which is always taken on board and helps us to improve the experience for visitors to Satrosphere. Your comments have been passed to the education team who deal with our programming. We are disappointed to hear you did not enjoy your visit, as our team work hard to ensure every visitor has a great day.... More

Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

I visited Satrosphere with my three-year-old and eight-month baby and we all had a great day out! Even though I knew that my toddler was on the young side to appreciate everything, she got stuck in and fiddled about with all the experiments. The highlight was definitely the We Are Aliens planetarium show - both children sat in stunned silence... More

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Lisa_at_Satrosphere, Public Relations Manager at Satrosphere Science Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a positive review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Satrosphere and hope to welcome you back again very soon! More

Hagen, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Satrosphere was a bit disappointing for me after i have been to the Glasgow Science Centre,which is of course a few times bigger.The whole Exhibition is more suitable for children up to 15 years,i suppose. So my entire visit was only half an hour.I didn't visit the Restaurant/Cafe,so i can't tell anything about it.

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