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School Visits

School Visits

Update: In line with current Scottish Government guidelines, schools can now make bookings to visit the centre.  Please note that school visits will operate slightly differently as per the updated guidelines and will include time on the exhibition floor and a short demo only. We will continue to monitor the Government guidelines and will update this page regularly.

Aberdeen Science Centre provides a wide variety of educational shows, workshops and resources that have been developed for schools to complement and support the Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland. Delivered either at our newly redeveloped centre in Aberdeen, digitally or within an educational setting.

The activities provided at Aberdeen Science Centre reinforce learning in a different way. Pupils have the opportunity to carry out experiments for example using equipment, resources and unique approaches that may not be available in a school setting.

Each session is designed to not only inspire young people in STEM, but to spark a sense of curiosity and exploration.

What does a visit to Aberdeen Science Centre look like?

Please note that school visits will operate slightly differently as per the updated guidelines and will include time on the exhibition floor only and a short demo only. We will continue to monitor the Government guidelines and will update this page regularly.

A school or class visit to Aberdeen Science Centre is one of many highlights to the academic year. Pupils will have the opportunity to explore the exhibition floor, interacting with over 60 new exhibits spread across 6 zones and take part in one of our science demonstrations.

Your visit will be structured to meet the requirements of your class, focusing on a subject/topic of interest if required. Our education team can also incorporate appropriate activities for children who require extra support or have learning difficulties.

Space for lunch can also be provided as part of your visit.

Please contact the Education Team to discuss your visit in more detail – education@ASC.scot

Digital Engagement

Aberdeen Science Centre offers a wide range of online, STEM activities as part of our digital engagement programme, including ‘ASC in your Classroom’.

STEM Resources

Aberdeen Science Centre provides a variety of STEM resources to support schools and education groups, including the STEM Learning Programme, linked to the Curriculum for Excellence.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have created a list of FAQ’s to help you.

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Excellent visit! Helpful and knowledgeable staff. Great for getting ideas to take back to class.

P6/7 Teacher

New Deer School

A great privilege to have such an exciting resource available for learning experiences.

P6 Teacher

Riverbank School

Meet the Education Team

The team work hard to inspire the next generation of STEM enthusiasts and ensure the activities offered at Aberdeen Science Centre meet the ever-evolving curriculum. Supporting teachers and practitioners to deliver the Benchmarks and Experiences, and Outcomes set out in the Curriculum for Excellence, our education team create inspirational activities that help pupils develop confidence in STEM.

Kostas Minas

Community Engagement Manager

Bob Forbes

Customer Engagement Assistant

Andrew McDonald

Customer Engagement Assistant

India Copeland

Schools & Events Assistant

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