Sensation Dundee Science Centre


Review of the Sensation Dundee Science Centre with photographs, exhibitions, display stands, opening times, prices and facilities

Sensation Dundee Science Centre




Sensation Dundee Science Centre is located along from the Nethergate and has plenty of paid parking. Disabled visitors can park for free in the car park if they show their blue badge. Sensation Dundee Science Centre also run the Satrosphere Science Centre Aberdeen




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There are no steps to negotiate to get into the Sensation Dundee Science Centre and though there are some inside there is a disabled lift.

Visitors to the Sensation Dundee Science Centre are greeted by the reception robot in the photo below who follows you around the lobby and can give you some information such as showing the way to the reception desk. Here is where you pay for your entry ticket and purchases from the shop on the way out.

Reception Robot



At the time of this www.aboutaberdeen.com review the admission price for an adult entry ticket to Sensation Dundee Science Centre was 6-95, a child, OAP or student was 4-95 and there are discounts available for special needs adults and children. Kids under four years of age can enter Sensation Dundee Science Centre for free with a paying adult. The official website sensation.org.uk has a free child voucher offer. Regular visitors may like to purchase an annual membership pass to Sensation Dundee Science Centre which has other advantages such as discounts of birthday parties and at the cafe and gift shop.

Display Science Centre



Aboutaberdeen consider this great value because it took the aboutaberdeen.com team about two hours to tour around the Sensation Dundee Science Centre and enjoy the exhibits and interactive stands. We all certainly learnt a lot and had some exciting fun.

The first interactive exhibition changes most months and is either topical or seasonal. At the time of our visit it was Great Apes which gave us an insight into the world of apes and chimpanzees. We were able to compare the size of skulls and hands of different species of apes compared to the average human. A special video machine took a photo of our faces and morphed it into an ape. We were able to print this picture off. The children won't let me display it on the aboutaberdeen website though!

Ape World Exhibition



Regular interactive learning experiences include the sensations area that teaches you in a fun way about your sight, hearing, smells and tastes. An infrared camera in another display captures your hot spots on your body. There is a dinosaur and fossil area and live shows. For example we were shown how to make a rocket from vitamin tablets and then later shown keyhole surgery on a model.

Dinosaur Exhibition



Our favourite exhibition was the monster shout stand in the image below where we put our head into a cute looking monster's mouth and screamed for all we were worth. This stand then recorded how loud each scream was.

Monster Shouting Machine



Do look out for the Doctor Who style Police Public Call Box that demonstrates auditory experiences through telephones. No signs of a Dalek though!

Police Public Call Box














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The first floor is dedicated to robots and aboutaberdeen even met Wall-E.

Wall E Robot



One interactive display allows you to built your own robot whilst some games demonstrates various roles of robots in society. One great game is Mindball which allows two visitors to move a ball with their brains!

There are toilets on the ground floor of Sensation Dundee Science Centre including a disabled toilet and baby changing facilities.

Dundee Sensation



The Infusion Cafe sells a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks and delicious coffee and ice cream were our favourite. Those wishing to just use the Infusion Cafe can enter the Sensation Dundee Science Centre for free. Hot drinks are produced by Starbucks.

Free internet access is located beside the Infusion Cafe with about six computers.


Opening Times

The Sensation Dundee Science Centre is open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year Day. It opens at 10am and closes at 5pm. The last admission to the Sensation Dundee Science Centre is 4pm.

Science Centre




Contact Details

Sensation Dundee Science Centre
Greenmarket
Dundee
DD1 4QB

Telephone Number (01382) 228800

Website www.sensation.org.uk


Read the www.aboutaberdeen.com review of the Satrosphere in Aberdeen, which is run by Sensation Dundee Science Centre, on the Satrosphere Science Centre Aberdeen page.


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