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Little Explorer Day: Minibeasts

On Little Explorer Day on the 23 November we'll explore the fascinating world of bugs! Come along and meet our Giant African Land-snails, Madagascan Hissing Cockroaches, and Giant Train Millipede. Learn about how insects camouflage themselves in the wild, and why this is good for them. Dig a big pit, and help us spot ladybirds as we [...]

23 Nov 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Adult Takeover: Science of the Stars

Ever wanted to explore and play in Aberdeen Science Centre without fear of disrupting visiting children’s fun? This is your chance. Re-discover your sense of wonder and discovery at our Science of the Stars Adult Takeover night in November More details to follow soon!

01 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
All Day

Halloween Party

Fancy being spooked in the Science Centre? Join us on the 29 October for a horrifying day of fun as we celebrate Halloween with workshops and ghoulish games.. Our party will be packed full of gruesome activities, including Halloween themed science experiments and creepy shows. More details to follow! To book ahead please contact info@nullasc.scot or [...]

29 Oct 2016
All Day

Little Explorer Day: Day & Night

What makes night dark and day light? On Little Explorer Day on the 27 October we'll explore how the earth, the sun, and the moon all have a role to play how nights and days work, using hands-on activities and learning through play. Join us on the floor for added fun with as we make our own day and night [...]

27 Oct 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sound Discovery Day

Join us for a day of hands-on activities exploring sound with composers and sound artists Pete Stollery and Duncan Chapman, along with students from the University of Aberdeen. Each show will tease out some of the science behind sound and music through listening, creating, and participating. The day will also incluse a series of fun [...]

22 Oct 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hidden Sounds: Centre Themes

Over the month of October we'll explore the science of sound in the centre. With daily workshops and shows at the weekends, we'll delve into the world of sound, discovering what is really is and how we interact with it in science. On the 22 October you can also join us for a special discovery day in partnership [...]

01 Oct 2016 - 01 Nov 2016
All Day

Listening to Einstein’s Universe: the discovery of gravitational waves

Join us on 22 September to explore the world of gravitational waves. In September last year two giant lasers (and the most sensitive scientific instruments ever built!) known as LIGO, detected gravitational waves. Join Professor Martin Hendry as he recounts the inside story of this remarkable discovery – hailed by many as the scientific breakthrough [...]

22 Sep 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Little Explorer Day: Sound

What makes sound? How do we hear? On Little Explorer Day on the 21 September we'll explore how vibrations work to make sound in instruments, using hands-on craft and learning through play. Join us on the floor for more fun with sound as we make (rudimentary) phones and communicate by picking up good vibrations. Little [...]

21 Sep 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Food and drink Adult Takeover Evening : The Science of Food & Drink

Tickets available online now! Ever wanted to explore and play in Aberdeen Science Centre without fear of disrupting visiting children's fun? This is your chance. Re-discover your sense of wonder and discovery at our Science of Food and Drink Adult Takeover night 16 September at 7pm. You'll be able to explore the science behind chocolate, wine, your kitchen cupboard [...]

16 Sep 2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Weird Weather: Centre Themes

Earlier this year Scotland managed to supply 106% of its energy from renewable sources. Why? Because it was so windy(!). Weather means a lot to us here -- from a source of energy to the reason we stay inside sometimes -- and over the month of September we'll explore the science of weird weather in the [...]

01 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
All Day

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