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Aberdeen Science Centre increases its opening hours.

Top visitor attraction to open seven days a week in time for school holidays.

Aberdeen Science Centre (ASC) is returning to its original opening hours of seven days a week from Monday June 21, offering budding scientists and explorers the chance to visit more frequently.

More tickets have also been made available for each session, which will still remain well below capacity to help keep the public safe while still offering an engaging experience for all visitors.

Members of the ASC team will continue to be on hand to regularly sanitise exhibits and answer any questions.

Bryan Snelling, chief executive of Aberdeen Science Centre, said: “The team is very excited to be open seven days a week once again, but it remains our priority to ensure our visitors feel safe as they explore the centre.

“Whilst we have increased our opening hours, we are continuing to operate below our full capacity, to ensure there is plenty of room for guests to move around all the exhibits with social distancing in place.

“The online booking system has been a great tool to ensure the centre operates smoothly and in accordance with guidelines. Visitors should use this system to buy tickets, to make sure no one is left disappointed.

“Our extended opening hours is timely for the summer holidays, and we look forward to seeing locals and tourists unleash the power of curiosity this summer.”

Aberdeen Science Centre is ‘We’re Good to Go’ accredited. This is the industry standard proving the centre is compliant with all Scottish Government guidelines, so visitors can rest assured knowing their wellbeing is a top priority for staff.

The centre reopened in November 2020 following a major two-year, £6 million redevelopment project, and now has 60 new exhibits across six interactive zones; Energy, Space, Life Sciences, Make It and Test it, as well as a special area for the under 6’s.

Included in those exhibits is chatty, humanoid acting robot, RoboThespian, sponsored by Digital Futures Partner Equinor. From answering STEM questions to impersonating movie scenes, RoboThespian is one of the centre’s most popular exhibits.

Visitors will also be able to take part in a one-of-a kind immersive experience, The OPITO Theatre of Energy. Featuring three interactive displays, The Story of Energy, an Energy Wall and an interactive Energy Game, visitors are tasked to use the energy mix to power the local city.

In addition to the state-of-the-art facilities, STEM communicators at ASC will be running digital workshops from July 3 where visitors can put their programming skills to the test, as well as Science on the Spot demonstrations throughout the summer months. There will even be story sessions delivered in the Under 6 zone, offering something for the whole family during each visit.

To visit Aberdeen Science Centre, tickets must be booked in advance at https://aberdeensciencecentre.org/product/admission-tickets/

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