Top North east visitor attraction Aberdeen Science Centre (ASC) is getting ready to welcome the public back to its revamped facility on Wednesday, April 28.
The centre, which recently underwent a major two year £6 million redevelopment project, previously opened on November 4 2020, but was available to visit for just seven weeks before Scotland went into a national lockdown.
Now, the team at ASC is busy preparing for a second re-opening as it welcomes both new and familiar faces, to immerse themselves in an exciting world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Inside the new look venue, guests will be able to explore more than 60 new interactive exhibits across six new zones: Energy, Space, Life Sciences, Make It and Test It as well as a special area for the under-6s.
Included in those exhibits, is The OPITO Theatre of Energy, a one-of-a-kind immersive experience featuring three interactive displays – The Story of Energy, an Energy Wall and an interactive Energy Game.
Visitors will also be able to interact with the centre’s famous humanoid acting robot, known as RoboThespian. Sponsored by Equinor, ASC’s Digital Futures Partner, guests can ask RoboThespian STEM questions, observe him sing and impersonate popular singers and actors, and even have a go at programming his speech and actions.
In line with Scottish Government guidelines, the centre will be operating at a lower capacity to help keep the public safe and ensure social distancing, and members of the ASC team will be around to sanitise exhibits and answer any questions.
Bryan Snelling, chief executive of Aberdeen Science Centre said: “Our re-opening last year was a huge success, with many of our weekend tickets selling out online weeks ahead of the booking date.
“With Covid guidelines in mind and to ensure our visitors are not left disappointed at the door, we created an online booking system last year which we will continue to use to monitor capacity. We encourage all visitors to use our system and plan their visit in advance, so you don’t miss out on the date you wish to attend.
“Not only is Aberdeen Science Centre a fun and interactive way for individuals to learn more about STEM, but it’s an exciting day out for the whole family to enjoy.
“On behalf of myself and the whole team at ASC, we cannot wait to welcome everyone back to the centre.”
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.
To visit Aberdeen Science Centre, tickets must be booked in advance. Tickets can be purchased via our website.