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Little Explorer Days - Senses

Test your senses and discover how they work with our fun, interactive activities! ----------- Little Explorer Days offer fun, hands-on science based activities that encourage learning through play and are suited for little scientists aged 3-5 years. Each Little Explorer Day workshop lasts approximately 30 minutes and is supported by related activity tables on the [...]

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

Motor Neurone Disease - Awareness Day

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a neurological condition that causes degeneration of nerve cells (neurons) in the brain and spinal cord.  MND damages and destroys the neurons that carry messages from the brain to the muscles and once these motor neurons have been damaged, messages cannot reach the muscles.  This leads to muscle weakness resulting [...]

18 Jun 2016
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tim Peake's Return - 18 June

Tim Peake is returning to Earth on the 18th of June so let's celebrate his 7-month mission in space together! In addition to the live screening of Tim Peake’s return (starting at 10:00am*), you will have the opportunity to take part in our Destination Space workshop and show to contextualise the Principia mission, understand the science behind “take-off” [...]

18 Jun 2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bubbles Weekend

Join us for a bouncy and bubbly weekend at Aberdeen Science Centre! We'll look at all things bubbles, from how bubbles are made to their shapes and colours. You will even get the chance to go inside a giant bubble! As usual, you will have the opportunity to discover our hands-on exhibits, participate in interactive [...]

04 Jun 2016 - 05 Jun 2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Killing them softly - Is wildlife tourism a conservation threat?

Speaker: David Lusseau This talk is aimed at an adult audience of 16+. Wildlife tourism has grown from a cottage industry in the 1960s and 1970s to now a multi-billion global industry; not only influencing the welfare of local communities but also being a key player in national economies. We have had a very light touch [...]

02 Jun 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Kindgom of Fungi

Kingdom of Fungi is an interactive exhibition for all ages created by the University of Aberdeen and installed in Aberdeen Science Centre. It will provide you with a fascinating insight into the world of fungi! Discover how these intriguing organisms can be both saviours and killers and how researchers at the University of Aberdeen are leading [...]

21 May 2016 - 21 Oct 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Aberdeen Countryside Rangers Service

Speaker: Simon Whitworth.   This talk is aimed at an adult audience of 16+. Come along and find out about the amazing variety of wildlife and plants that are just on your doorstep from countryside ranger Simon Whitworth. Discover the projects currently being carried out by the service and maybe even get some tips on [...]

19 May 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Little Explorer Day - Weather - 19 May

Explore the differences in weather between the seasons and participate in our hands-on activities to find out why it is warm in summer and cold in winter. ——- Little Explorer Days offer fun, hands-on science based activities that encourage learning through play and are suited for little scientists aged 3-5 years. Each Little Explorer Day workshop lasts [...]

19 May 2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Space For Art - Exhibition

On the 14th and 15th May, Aberdeen Science Centre will be hosting the 'Space For Art' exhibition. Strathclyde Space Institute and Glasgow School of Art’s Digital Design Studio have worked together to reimagine space research and produce entertaining, interactive and thought-provoking digital art. Come and see this innovative exhibition and hear from scientists behind the research. About [...]

14 May 2016 - 15 May 2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Can Sharks Help Humans Fight Disease? 5 May

Speaker: Dr. Helen Dooley, School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen.   This talk is aimed at an adult audience of 16+.   In this talk we will learn more about sharks and how they protect themselves from infection. Also, we’ll discuss if the lessons we learn from these amazing creatures can increase our understanding [...]

05 May 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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