Dundee Science Festival - FAQs

What is Dundee Science Festival?

Every October, Dundee Science Centre co-ordinates a two-week programme of events taking place in Dundee Science Centre and community hubs across Dundee. Founded in 2010, we aim to make science fun and accessible to inspire and excite children, teenagers and adults.


When is the next festival?

This year’s festival will take place from Saturday 06 October until Sunday 21 October 2018 with different events, exhibitions, activity days, bookable workshops and school activities taking place throughout.


How can I get a copy of the festival brochure?

You can download a copy of the brochure nearer the time of the festival. Alternatively, pick up a festival brochure from Dundee Science Centre a few weeks prior to the start of the festival.


How can I book tickets?

Please visit What's On nearer the time of events where more information can be found in the dedicated event listing. All of our bookable events can be booked online through the What’s On section of the website. If you would like any more information on any of our events please don’t hesitate to phone us on 01382 228800.


Do you have any free events?

All events in community centres and shopping centres are free of charge. We ensure that most of our events are free so that anyone can enjoy our festival experience since we are an educational charity devoted to making science accessible and relevant to people of different ages and backgrounds. 


Where does the festival take place?

The festival takes place in Dundee Science Centre and different community hubs across Dundee such as Ardler Complex, the Greylodge Settlement, Douglas Community Centre, Kirkton Community Centre and Boomerang Community Centre. Please browse our What's on to find activities near you.


Do most events take place at Dundee Science Centre?

Although Dundee Science Centre leads the festival, we bring many of our events out to the community, where you can relax and enjoy your festival experience in informal public spaces.
With several events taking place in community hubs around the city, take a look at festival events to find an event near you.


How long do the events last?

Please visit What's on and see specific event pages for details prior to attending. Some events have set durations (e.g. our workshops and discussion groups) whereas others, like our drop-in sessions, Science Adventures, you can choose how long you stay for!


How accessible are the venues?

Dundee Science Centre has accessible entrances and automated doors; accessible toilet facilities; access to all floors via lift; parking spaces by the entrance and welcomes guide dogs.
For other venues, please visit the specific venue website for further details.


How can I get to the venue?

Dundee Science Centre is 5 minutes' walk away from the railway station and just minutes away from any city centre bus stop. Other Festival venues are accessible by bus. Plan your bus journey using Traveline Scotland.