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Address: 179 Constitution Street | The Tramsheds, Aberdeen AB24 5TU, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 1224 640340
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon 10:00 - 16:00
Tue 10:00 - 15:00
Wed - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Aberdeen Science Centre, formally Satrosphere, is Scotland's first science...

Aberdeen Science Centre, formally Satrosphere, is Scotland's first science and discovery centre. Originally opened in 1988 we have been engaging people with science for over 21 years. Our interactive, hands-on exhibits and live science shows help our visitors discover more about the world around them and the science of how things work. The Tramsheds Coffee House has been outsourced to Hudsons Catering, serving fresh coffee and homemade cakes daily A visit to Aberdeen Science Centre is not to be missed.

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saturday morning visit

I usually go in here after the saturday morning run . What can i say it's just ok , alittle cold and lacks atmosphere but it's clean .

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3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I usually go in here after the saturday morning run . What can i say it's just ok , alittle cold and lacks atmosphere but it's clean .

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great place which combines education fun and food. The range of activities is very good as is the food - especially the cakes.

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Aberdeenshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very disappointed with the cafe here. Coffee and cakes are ok but my experience of lunch was awful Soup was lentil which was basically a salty stock with some lentils thrown in. There was macaroni cheese on the kids menu but not available for adults which I found strange but ordered it for my gandson . When it came it... More 

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Thank alicedavis
Amy H, Public Relations Manager at Aberdeen Science Centre, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for posting your review. Our cafe is run by an external company -- Hudson's Catering -- so we have fed-back your experience to them as a matter of urgency. We hope we can look forward to seeing you in the future. Many thanks, Amy Amy More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lot smaller than Glasgow and even Dundee, but it's nice and a good thing to have in Aberdeen. We had my son's birthday party here a couple of years ago and it was well done, something a bit different and well structured.

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Amy H, Public Relations Manager at Aberdeen Science Centre, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to write your review! We're really glad you enjoyed the birthday party as we love hosting these. Amy More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Fair enough for a wee day out, entertaining especially for kids - but not much for adults. You'll be spoiled if you've been to the Glasgow or London Science museums. Shows were nice, though, and staff where very nice.

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Thank CatrionaLindsay
Amy H, Public Relations Manager at Aberdeen Science Centre, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're really glad you found the centre entertaining for the kids. We strive to continually improve our programme and exhibits so we value your feedback. Although we serve a different audience to London and Glasgow science centres, we aim to have something for all of our visitors so we... More 

Kolkata
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

On Constitution Street, close to the Esplanade, is the informative Satrosphere Science Center offering a fun day out for all the family. The hands-on center provides interactive ways for visitors to learn more about science. Very informative and entertaining too.

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Thank ArghyaKolkata
Amy H, Public Relations Manager at Aberdeen Science Centre, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We're really glad you found the centre informative and entertaining. Hopefully we will see you again soon! We have a new space exhibit (a replica inspired by a part of the International Space Station) and many events coming up in the next few months :) Kind Regards, Amy Aberdeen... More 

Kinross, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Went with my two daughters aged 23 and 9. Arrived at noon, left at 4!! There was LOADS to keep us all amused. We did the 3 shows. The sound show was the best of these, the planetarium the least enjoyable as it was difficult to hear the film due to the sound of the planetarium's generator. So - what... More 

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Thank tabelmabel
abdnScienceCentre, Public Relations Manager at Aberdeen Science Centre, responded to this review

Hi tabelmabel, Thank you for your review, we're delighted you and your two daughters enjoyed your time here! We'd love to see you back in the future. We really value your feedback so we'll be looking into how to best improve sound in the planetarium for our visitors. We'll let Bob and Andrew know you enjoyed your time with them.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

My four year grandchild and I had a fabulous time trying out all the interactive activities and learning all about the universe and sound through the live shows. Highly recommended.

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Thank Caroline B
abdnScienceCentre, Public Relations Manager at Aberdeen Science Centre, responded to this review

Hi Caroline, Thank you for your review, we're glad to hear you and your grandchild enjoyed your visit to the centre! We look forward to seeing you again soon! We have new workshops and shows planned as our theme changes and several fun events planned for the rest of the month. You might enjoy a special day we hold every... More 

150 Great Wolf Drive
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

It was a bit small, but my children, 9 and 11, were easily entertained for a couple of hours. They truly loved the iSandbox, and we all enjoyed the planetarium.

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abdnScienceCentre, Public Relations Manager at Aberdeen Science Centre, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for the review! We're really pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. We'll feed this back to our staff. We'd love to see you again in the future! Best Regards, Aberdeen Science Centre More 

Perth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

The robot exhibition was disappointing as the exhibits did not move and could not be touched. The exhibition area was dowdy and uninviting. The cafe was a disaster. The staff were unhelpful when I queried the flavour of the fruit smoothie served. I was told "that is the way it came out".

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Thank Elizabeth617
abdnScienceCentre, Public Relations Manager at Aberdeen Science Centre, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are sorry if you did not enjoy the exhibition. If you come back we would recommend that you take part in our available shows and workshop, which run throughout the day, as these are very hands-on. Our team works continuously to develop new shows and workshops reflecting the... More 

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