Dundee Science Centre

Dundee Science Centre Explore the wonders of science in over 60 hands-on exhibits, experience one of our daily live science shows, relax over a coffee or browse themed gifts!
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Dundee Science Centre is an attraction & educational charity promoting hands-on science learning experiences. Our exhibitions are open 363 days of the year and we run workshops to support the formal 3-18 schools curriculum. Our outreach work and festivals (Dundee Science Festival and Fife Science Festival) also help us take the same interactive experiences across Scotland and beyond.

We're super excited to be teaming up with Life Sciences, University of Dundee next week! The School of Life Sciences wil...
07/06/2020
Dundee Evening Telegraph

We're super excited to be teaming up with Life Sciences, University of Dundee next week! The School of Life Sciences will be taking over our Home Learning Programme and looking at how important our magnificent microbes are.

Our local little superheroes at Lemon Tree Nursery have been having a go and joining in on some of the activities 🧫

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Have a read in the Evening Telegraph below:

Researchers from Dundee University’s school of life sciences are taking over Dundee Science Centre’s home learning programme next week to highlight the “superhero powers” of microbes.

What a brilliant photo following our Cabbage Juice Indicator experiment 🤩It's great to see your #DSCfromHome photos! Thi...
06/06/2020

What a brilliant photo following our Cabbage Juice Indicator experiment 🤩

It's great to see your #DSCfromHome photos! This experiment can be found in the Food Technology section from our Body Bits Week. Remember - all of our previous topics are available on our website for you to look back on whenever you like!

Why not spend this weekend making your own #IcecCream in a Bag from scratch! Or try a Density Rainbow - instructions can be found here: http://ow.ly/b0jA50zZFFk

#DidYouKnow that Puffins are know as ”Clowns of the Sea” and that a group of Puffins is called a Circus?We’re celebratin...
05/06/2020

#DidYouKnow that Puffins are know as ”Clowns of the Sea” and that a group of Puffins is called a Circus?

We’re celebrating World Environment Day on #DSCfromHome today and having a look at birds and how they fly. You can also have a read of our STEM Ambassador, Savanna van Mesdag's #wildlife blog for both younger and older children on our website 🌷

Find out more here: http://ow.ly/9vJu50zZDUx

📸Image captured by Scottish photographer Eleanor Lane. @eleanorlanephotos on Instagram.

You might have noticed more bees and flies flying around as we move towards Summer... Have you ever wondered how insects...
04/06/2020

You might have noticed more bees and flies flying around as we move towards Summer... Have you ever wondered how insects fly?

Today's Flight Week topic is about insects, we're taking a closer look at what insects need to fly and getting crafty to make our own!

Which flying insect will you create?
https://www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk/flight-week
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#DidYouKnow that bats are the only mammals that can fly?We had a go at making our own origami bats yesterday - it's grea...
03/06/2020

#DidYouKnow that bats are the only mammals that can fly?

We had a go at making our own origami bats yesterday - it's great to see you all joining in so far, have you made yours yet?

Find out more about bats and how you can make your own: https://www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk/flight-week

Did you watch the SpaceX Crew Dragon launch into space over the weekend?Get involved with our Flight Week and launch you...
02/06/2020

Did you watch the SpaceX Crew Dragon launch into space over the weekend?

Get involved with our Flight Week and launch your own rockets into space using Steradent tablets and some water. Remember to do this outside so you don't leave a hole in your ceiling!

Watch our video on how you can make your own rockets on our Home Learning Programme: http://ow.ly/OAue50zWqbB

Don't forget to share your rocket launches with us!
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01/06/2020

We're recycling those plastic bags left in our cupboards and making a kite today!

What shapes and size do you think will work best? Instructions can be found on our website: https://www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk/flight-week

How is the weather where you are? Did your kite work better than ours?

We're focusing on FLIGHT next week and we thought what better time to share this great #STEMstoryHave you heard of Ameli...
31/05/2020

We're focusing on FLIGHT next week and we thought what better time to share this great #STEMstory

Have you heard of Amelia Earhart?
She was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean by herself as well as setting several flying records. A role model and inspiration for many, Earhart is just one aerospace pioneer which has helped shape the aviation world.

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Fly up, up and away with us next week ✈️While we are unable to physically fly at the moment, experience the science behi...
30/05/2020

Fly up, up and away with us next week ✈️

While we are unable to physically fly at the moment, experience the science behind flying on our Home Learning Programme, tinker around to make your own gliders, and discover long it would take you to fly places if you were a bee!

29/05/2020

Make a Jellyfish with us!

#DidYouKnow 71% of the Earth's surface is covered by water. We're taking a look at oceans and water in our Planet Earth topic today, and more specifically, something that lives in our waters...

There are more than 2000 different types of jellyfish and they have no heart, brain, bones or eyes. Check out #DSCfromHome and explore these curious sea creatures with us!
https://www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk/planet-earth-week

Today we are delighted to be joined by Environmental Consultant, Rachel, who will be telling us all about oil and sedime...
28/05/2020

Today we are delighted to be joined by Environmental Consultant, Rachel, who will be telling us all about oil and sedimentary rocks.

Have a read of her story and find out more about how and where we find oil: https://www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk/planet-earth-week

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27/05/2020

Did you tune in to our Astronaut Talk with Jim Rielly during our Space Week?

Jim told us to look out for the very exciting Space X launch and we are super excited to follow along with this historic launch 🚀

It's due to launch at 9:33pm tonight, watch here on NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration's website: https://go.nasa.gov/2yGAvze

Video by Ollie Hay, our #DSCfromHome Space Week Competition winner.

Have you heard of Pangea? While we have seven different continents today, 300 million years ago we only had one! One sup...
27/05/2020

Have you heard of Pangea?

While we have seven different continents today, 300 million years ago we only had one! One super-continent called Pangea! Take a look at our #DSCfromHome Programme to see what it looked like.

We'll also be making our own fossils using just flour, salt and water, having a look at volcanoes AND much more.
Find all of our activities here: https://www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk/home-learning-programme

What is the Earth made up of? Today, we're having a peek at what's inside our Earth and what are the different layers ar...
26/05/2020

What is the Earth made up of?

Today, we're having a peek at what's inside our Earth and what are the different layers are? Have a go at making your own pop up Earth, instructions can be found on our website: https://www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk/planet-earth-week

Don't forget to show us how you get on creating your pop up!

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Get ready for our next #DSCfromHome topic, Our Earth: All About Our Planet 🌏#DidYouKnow volcanoes are sometimes found on...
24/05/2020

Get ready for our next #DSCfromHome topic, Our Earth: All About Our Planet 🌏

#DidYouKnow volcanoes are sometimes found on the ocean floor?
We're discovering more about our planet including the earth's core, volcano, earthquakes, and more! Be sure to check out our Home Learning Programme.

Get started today and create your own volcano, instructions can be found on our website: https://www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk/learning-resources

Seeing the pictures of your activities and taking part in our Home Learning Programme every week makes our day!A special...
23/05/2020

Seeing the pictures of your activities and taking part in our Home Learning Programme every week makes our day!

A special thank you to Oliver for taking part in #DSCfromHome most weeks and entering our Competition of the Week with so much enthusiasm 🤩

Congratulations to Issac and Jonah on winning our Body Bits competition, we had so many great responses so thank you to ...
22/05/2020

Congratulations to Issac and Jonah on winning our Body Bits competition, we had so many great responses so thank you to each and every one of you who entered!

We can't wait to see your STEM Challenges this week! Remember to send in your project to our Competition of the Week, we are ecstatic to have our friends over at Dundee and Angus College judging the entries this week 🏆

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20/05/2020
Beebots 🐝

A little #throwback to our Early Years Robo Time during our February Robots, Gadgets & Gizmos to celebrate #WorldBeeDay and our Technology theme on today's Home Learning Programme 🤖 Our wee ones got a chance to code a path for their bees.

You can try your hand at a little online coding in today's Home Learning topic here: https://bit.ly/2WKeZ5W

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Today we'll be taking a look at #STEM careers as we are joined by Willie Bell and chatting to him about his 40 years wor...
20/05/2020

Today we'll be taking a look at #STEM careers as we are joined by Willie Bell and chatting to him about his 40 years working in IT!

Technology has transformed a lot in 40 years, our STEM Ambassador will be showing us how different computers used to look and how technology can blend together science and art.

Read more here: https://bit.ly/2WKeZ5W

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Do you have any burning STEM-related questions?As part of #STEMweek, we are running an 'Ask An Expert' section on our Ho...
19/05/2020

Do you have any burning STEM-related questions?

As part of #STEMweek, we are running an 'Ask An Expert' section on our Home Learning Programme, where you can submit your questions. We have a team of brilliant STEM experts, who will be on hand to answer all of your questions: https://www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk/stem-ambassador-week

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18/05/2020
DIY Science - Balloon Rocket

We’re loving the videos of you doing our #DundeefromHome experiments! Thank you for all of your responses so far, it’s great to hear how your are getting on.

Thank you BBC Scotland for featuring us in the Learning I’m Lockdown page, follow the link for lots of ideas to keep the kids busy and learning 👉 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3cJHsKqmTdJV8Skn26B9y8z/learning-in-lockdown

Find all of our activities and our Home Learning Programme on our website - Jai and Zac are doing the DIY Science: Balloon Rocket 🎈

We're kicking off #STEMweek with some STEM Challenges today! One of our challenges is to design and build a new Tay Road...
18/05/2020

We're kicking off #STEMweek with some STEM Challenges today!

One of our challenges is to design and build a new Tay Road Bridge - head over to our Home Learning Programme for more information: http://ow.ly/hGjE50zIWn8

(Did you learn about clouds in last week's topic? Can you tell us what the clouds in the picture below are called?)

17/05/2020
STEM Week

Our STEM Week starts tomorrow and we are very excited to be able to share a bunch of different activities and bring together some STEM Ambassadors to discuss the topics of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths with us!

Do let us know how you're getting on and share your pictures and videos with us, we'd love to see them! #DSCfromHome

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Check us out in The Courier Magazine today! Our centre may be closed but many of you have still been taking part in our ...
16/05/2020

Check us out in The Courier Magazine today! Our centre may be closed but many of you have still been taking part in our experiments and activities to experience #DSCfromHome

Have a read of the experiments in this magazine article or head over to our website for video instructions and all of our Home Learning Programme topics: https://www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk/learning-resources

Today has been all about growing food and finding out about what weather is right for plants to grow. Our friends at @Po...
15/05/2020

Today has been all about growing food and finding out about what weather is right for plants to grow.

Our friends at @PotatoHouseUK have donated some potato growing kits to a Dundee after school club and we're excited to see how they get on!

You can find out more information about potato planting on our website or follow Potato House 🥔
https://www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk/weather-week

Weather Watchers! Have you been recording your weather observations? How different do you think our weather is, here in ...
15/05/2020

Weather Watchers! Have you been recording your weather observations?

How different do you think our weather is, here in the Scotland, compared to Africa? We're very lucky to have our friend James, from Malawi, talk to us today about the weather, growing food and what it's like farming over there.

Watch his video on our Home Learning Programme here: http://ow.ly/Iwkm50zH1rf

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Congratulations to Ollie Hay, aged 11, on winning our Space Week Competition of #DSCfromHome. We were blown away by Olli...
14/05/2020

Congratulations to Ollie Hay, aged 11, on winning our Space Week Competition of #DSCfromHome. We were blown away by Ollie's rocket launch animation and are very excited to have it featured in one of our new exhibitions in the centre's CONNECT refurbishments.

Watch Ollie's impressive video over on the home page of our website at dundeesciencecentre.org.uk and read more about the story in the Dundee Evening Telegraph: https://bit.ly/2WUGLvf

Ollie pictured with his little brother Harry, who gave a helping hand to the mission! 🚀

14/05/2020
Snow

How is everyone getting on with our Weather Week so far?

#DidYouKnow there are 421 words for Scottish words for snow?! We've gathered some friendly faces to help us out with some of the words.

Do you know any more? Add them in the comments below!

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Our Weather Week activities can be found here: https://bit.ly/2T15rkM

(Music by JP Bianchini)

We love seeing all the photos and videos you send in 📷Here we have Oliver showing us how got on yesterday making his own...
13/05/2020

We love seeing all the photos and videos you send in 📷Here we have Oliver showing us how got on yesterday making his own water cycle in a bag 🌧️

Keep up the great work everyone and keep sending us in your photos, it's always great to see how you're getting on!

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Do you know what renewable energy is?Join STEM Ambassador, Soham, today for a solar power activity you can try at home ☀...
13/05/2020

Do you know what renewable energy is?

Join STEM Ambassador, Soham, today for a solar power activity you can try at home ☀️Solar energy comes from the heat from the Sun, to be able to store and use this energy, we need technology!

Find out more about Solar Power and how you can make your own Solar Collector here: https://www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk/weather-week

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Our families are finding creative ways to watch the weather this week 🔭Don't forget to record what you see in our Weathe...
12/05/2020

Our families are finding creative ways to watch the weather this week 🔭Don't forget to record what you see in our Weather Watchers site:
https://www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk/weather-week

We love seeing your photos, tag us and use #DSCfromHome

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14 Greenmarket
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Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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A cool slo-mo from the Dundee Science Centre’s Mars Odtssey show with scientist Alana......brilliant show!!
Keeps the kids engaged, entertained and a bonus of actually learning something.
A note of thanks to the team involved in supporting our Recruiting With Conviction event. The team we're outstanding and nothing was ever an issue. There was a lot of positive feedback on the venue not to mention the catering & the pencils.
I worked at Dundee Science Centre for 3 years and loved it. On Friday I returned with my kids and parents and was blown away by how good the centre is these days. The exhibits are amazing the staff were fantastic. The whole family had a blast (age range 4-69). Well done guys keep up the amazing work!!
I would just like to say how amazing the slime party was that my children went to this morning. The staff were amazing, it was so well organised and all children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Would highly recommend to anyone 😊
Hi folks is it today the members event?
Well done to all the team in securing vital funding for Dundee Science Centre. This will ensure support of past, present and future scientific superstars. Mary B 🐝
Congratulations to all at Dundee Science Centre - you are in the news yet again! Very well done for securing such a huge funding - an absolutely fantastic sum of money. Great to see all your very hard work paying off!
Just came home from Dundee. Your science centre is amazing! The girl that talked us through the key hole surgery was just lovely and my daughter had great fun. Also especially loved your computer upstairs for autopsy etc Thank you to all the staff from the boy at front desk to the girls who talked us through all the exhibits, and also to the cafe staff. You have managed to make the whole experience an excellent one.
Fabulous day out and thanks to all the dundee science centre team for making it all such fun 🐝 tell everyone you know about the fun and great science facts you learned.
Best day ever , penguin walk at the dundee science centre. Get down there and pppp pick up some science !! 🐝
Start practicing to be a surgeon or a scrub nurse in theatre x🐝