Aberdeen Science Centre re-opens to the public on November 4 following an extensive upgrade and refurbishment. The work includes an extension and the creation of a new mezzanine floor, almost doubling the exhibition space, while natural light now floods into the building thanks to an exposed roof structure. This has created an airy and modern interior with corporate meeting spaces and a new café operated by Grub Fresh Food.

Visitors 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. The hands-on Shell Learning Zone will help you discover more about STEM and its everyday applications, or you can chat to RoboThespian, a humanoid acting robot sponsored by our Digital Futures Partner, Equinor. Another brand new feature is The OPITO Theatre of Energy, a one-of-a-kind immersive experience sponsored by OPITO and featuring three interactive displays – The Story of Energy, an Energy Wall and an interactive Energy Game.

The new content supports the centre’s commitment to inspire a lifelong interest in science, by creating engaging experiences which are fun, informative and educational. All visitors are asked to book a slot ahead of your visit at www.aberdeensciencecentre.org/

This is a really exciting development for the Northern Alliance’s STEM Ambassador Co-ordinators who would usually based at the centre. Find out more on ASC’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/aberdeensciencecentre/posts/10158687221392236

If a visit isn’t possible for you at the moment, have a look on the website for a whole range of interesting resources, including profiles and interviews explaining careers in STEM. A great way to support your Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) activities! www.aberdeensciencecentre.org/

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