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Address: 14 Greenmarket, Dundee DD1 4QB, Scotland
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+44 1382 228800
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Explore the wonders of the science. Immerse yourself in over 80 hands-on,...

Explore the wonders of the science. Immerse yourself in over 80 hands-on, fun and interactive exhibits. Experience one of our exciting live science shows. Relax over a coffee or browse our range of gifts at Dundee Science Centre - a fun and exhilarating experience for the whole family.

Open 10am to 5pm, 363 days a year.

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Rainy day with the kids

I took my daughter here (7 years old), and came away rather disappointed to be honest. Maybe I just expected too much, however it did pass about 1.5 hours........not sure I will... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
ARM666
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great interactive day out, not only for kids but adults alike. The key is to get involved, you'll love it.

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Thank Sultan Y
DundeeSciCentre, Communications Officer at Dundee Science Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback! We are very happy to hear that you had a great day out and look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Best wishes, Isabella Melking - Communications Officer More 

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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here recently and we were extremely disappointed! We had a 4 and 7 year old with us and we were lucky if there was 30 minutes worth to entertain them. There are a lot of computer based things , my 7 year old is brilliant on a computer and even she was bored! They're very basic and some... More 

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1 Thank Hawaiiwillbe
DundeeSciCentre, Communications Officer at Dundee Science Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We pride ourselves on providing a great visitor experience and we are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your recent visit. We appreciate your feedback about your experience and we will follow this up internally as creating a friendly and engaging science learning environment is of... More 

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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my daughter here (7 years old), and came away rather disappointed to be honest. Maybe I just expected too much, however it did pass about 1.5 hours........not sure I will be rushing back though, it could and should be so much better.

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Thank ARM666
DundeeSciCentre, Manager at Dundee Science Centre, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback - always so useful for the team here to see visitor comments. We're sorry you were a bit disappointed with your visit. We continually develop shows and activities which we hope offer enjoyable engagement to all, and we have an exciting schedule ahead for 2017. We hope you may return... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not much for the kids to get hands on. Far to many computer screens for my liking. Staff are a bit dull for the type of attraction. The food they hadn't ran out of was poor. I called up before hand was told it was for my children's ages (5&9). I disagree a large proportion of down stairs is for... More 

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Aberdeen
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I took my 7 year old here recently after not being here for about 5 years and felt really let down for the admission fee - not much has changed at all We passed round the place in around an hour - the exhibits just don't grab attention and there isn't enough interesting one's for a child - as for... More 

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Thank Toughie76
DundeeSciCentre, Manager at Dundee Science Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit to Dundee Science Centre. We value hearing opinions from our visitors and we are sorry that you did not enjoy your recent experience on your visit with us. We invest a lot of energy and time in working towards our schedule for the year and in creating... More 

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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We last visited here 8 years ago when the Kids were toddlers, sorry to say we thought it was a bit rubbish and left after an hour. This time we were there for FIVE hours and the Kids had to be dragged out! I think this is because they are the optimal age for it now, being aged between 6... More 

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Thank Nannamoo
DundeeSciCentre, Manager at Dundee Science Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your mainly positive review. We have great fun putting together our schedule of events and activities we always hope that this reflects in the shows we give to visitors - and I will pass on your comments to the team. It's interesting to read of your experience in the past. We have recently received a lot of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I recently attended the science centre with my 2 year old. I was a bit worried it would be too advanced for her but it turned out there was lots of interactive things she could get involved in and she loved getting messy in the little building site! There was also an interactive session on making rockets which was brilliant.... More 

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Thank Stephanie J
DundeeSciCentre, Manager at Dundee Science Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to send us your review, and we are all really happy that you enjoyed your visit on the day. Sorry, though, that you were let down on the day with the storytime session not taking place as scheduled. We are normally spot on with our shows and activities and enjoy creating a... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Lots of hand on stuff for our 2 and 5 year old. Reasonably priced cafe too. Would definitely recommend it.

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DundeeSciCentre, Manager at Dundee Science Centre, responded to this review

"Great family day out" - we couldn't ask for a better review than that - many thanks! We're thrilled you enjoyed the visit and we all look forward to welcoming you back again soon. There's an exciting and fun-packed schedule in place for 2017 :) More 

Laurencekirk, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Lots to see and do for all ages. Visited with our 2 year old daughter - we weren't sure if she'd be a bit young but needn't have worried. We spent a morning at the centre and then had lunch. Would recommend the centre to anyone with small children and up. Limited menu at the cafe but lovely coffee and... More 

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Thank WendyWombat73
DundeeSciCentre, Manager at Dundee Science Centre, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback and we're thrilled to hear that you had a great visit along with your 2 year old daughter. We like to inject a good bit of fun here at Dundee Science Centre and we hope to welcome you back again over the years ahead. More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Have been to the science centre many times over the years and it is worth a visit! Usually a better idea when there is a bit of an event on such as walking with dinosaurs but there is enough to keep young minds engaged for a few hours!

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Thank Speedyg1989
DundeeSciCentre, Manager at Dundee Science Centre, responded to this review

We must be doing something right! Many thanks you for your positive feedback - it's good to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We have our schedule of shows and Meet the Expert days falling in to place for 2017 now, so look out on our website for an update soon and see what's coming up for the year ahead.... More 

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