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Address: 179 Constitution Street | The Tramsheds, Aberdeen AB24 5TU, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1224 640340
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Aberdeen Science Centre, formally Satrosphere, is Scotland's first science...

Aberdeen Science Centre, formally 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. The Tramsheds Coffee House has been outsourced to Hudsons Catering, serving fresh coffee and homemade cakes daily A visit to Aberdeen Science Centre is not to be missed.

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Great fun for everyone

My four year grandchild and I had a fabulous time trying out all the interactive activities and learning all about the universe and sound through the live shows. Highly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 25, 2016
Caroline B
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Kinross, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with my two daughters aged 23 and 9. Arrived at noon, left at 4!! There was LOADS to keep us all amused. We did the 3 shows. The sound show was the best of these, the planetarium the least enjoyable as it was difficult to hear the film due to the sound of the planetarium's generator. So - what... More 

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Thank tabelmabel
abdnScienceCentre, Public Relations Manager at Aberdeen Science Centre, responded to this review

Hi tabelmabel, Thank you for your review, we're delighted you and your two daughters enjoyed your time here! We'd love to see you back in the future. We really value your feedback so we'll be looking into how to best improve sound in the planetarium for our visitors. We'll let Bob and Andrew know you enjoyed your time with them.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

My four year grandchild and I had a fabulous time trying out all the interactive activities and learning all about the universe and sound through the live shows. Highly recommended.

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Thank Caroline B
abdnScienceCentre, Public Relations Manager at Aberdeen Science Centre, responded to this review

Hi Caroline, Thank you for your review, we're glad to hear you and your grandchild enjoyed your visit to the centre! We look forward to seeing you again soon! We have new workshops and shows planned as our theme changes and several fun events planned for the rest of the month. You might enjoy a special day we hold every... More 

150 Great Wolf Drive
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

It was a bit small, but my children, 9 and 11, were easily entertained for a couple of hours. They truly loved the iSandbox, and we all enjoyed the planetarium.

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Thank deborahmP1796QK
abdnScienceCentre, Public Relations Manager at Aberdeen Science Centre, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for the review! We're really pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. We'll feed this back to our staff. We'd love to see you again in the future! Best Regards, Aberdeen Science Centre More 

Perth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

The robot exhibition was disappointing as the exhibits did not move and could not be touched. The exhibition area was dowdy and uninviting. The cafe was a disaster. The staff were unhelpful when I queried the flavour of the fruit smoothie served. I was told "that is the way it came out".

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Thank Elizabeth617
abdnScienceCentre, Public Relations Manager at Aberdeen Science Centre, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are sorry if you did not enjoy the exhibition. If you come back we would recommend that you take part in our available shows and workshop, which run throughout the day, as these are very hands-on. Our team works continuously to develop new shows and workshops reflecting the... More 

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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Visited here for the robot exhibition, my youngest was disappointed because the robots were only for display and not to be touched.

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Thank Evi Y
abdnScienceCentre, Public Relations Manager at Aberdeen Science Centre, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your recent review of Aberdeen Science Centre. We are sorry to hear your youngest was disappointed with the Robot Exhibition. If you do decide to visit again we would recommend that you take part in our available shows and workshops as these are a great part of the experience and are very hands-on. We strive to... More 

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36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Was expecting big things from the advertising about this place. Quite disappointed to be honest. Cost £16 for 2 adults and 1 child. It is basically a d contacted small warehouse floor with a cafe. You can see what they have tried to do but it falls massively short of expectations. This is my own opinion of course. You can... More 

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Thank Danny S
abdnScienceCentre, Visitor Experience Manager at Aberdeen Science Centre, responded to this review

Hi, Many thanks for your recent review, we will take your comments on-board in an aim to improve. If you do decide to visit again I would recommend that you take part in our available shows and workshops as I can guarantee this would improve your visit. Thanks again, More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

On arriving at the attraction you can see the place is a little bit shaby and exhibits are old as some previous reviews have stated, however the children loved it. The staff were great with them answering all the questions and ensuring they could work the exhibits. While the children made robots with k'nex I was speaking to staff members... More 

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Thank jamesmoir789
abdnScienceCentre, Visitor Experience Manager at Aberdeen Science Centre, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your recent review of Aberdeen Science Centre. We are really please that you enjoyed our shows and workshops, the We Are Aliens show in the Planetarium is one of our favorites too! It's great that you found the staff were helpful and engaging with the children, I will ensure your feedback is passed onto them at... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Not big but lots to see and do. Kept our grandchildren occupied for a couple of hours. An interesting place to visit anytime but ideal on a rainy day.

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Thank Alastair W
abdnScienceCentre, Visitor Experience Manager at Aberdeen Science Centre, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your recent review, we're all glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the centre. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

My expectations weren't too high when we went to see the robotics exhibition after reading some quite negative reviews. However, we were pleasantly surprised! I absolutely loved the show in the planetarium, it was really beautiful and interesting. I think that the most fun that we had was with the lego robot-building up the stairs, although we were possibly a... More 

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Thank Jenny S
abdnScienceCentre, Visitor Experience Manager at Aberdeen Science Centre, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your review, we're all glad to hear you enjoyed your visit in particular the planetarium and lego robots. I will make sure to pass on your comments to our enthusiastic staff. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I went here with my 2 boys to see the robot exhibition. Unfortunately I was pretty disappointed by it. My little ones were disappointed as the book we seen it advertised said that there was going to be an iron-man there but unfortunately there wasn't which was the reason as to why they wanted to go - however this is... More 

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Thank Naomi M
abdnScienceCentre, Visitor Experience Manager at Aberdeen Science Centre, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your recent review. We are sorry to hear that our robots exhibition has been wrongly advertised and you were expecting to see Iron Man, it would be great if you could let us know where this was advertised to see if we can prevent disappointing future visitors (info@asc.scot). We have had a meeting with the staff,... More 

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