Dundee Science Centre, an independent charity and leading visitor attraction, is a valued community hub and resource, as well as an established centre of excellence for lifelong learning and engagement with science for all.
The Centre’s 7-month expansion plan progresses on 21 August 2017 with a £2 million development which will see construction, within the footprint of the building, doubling the upper floor space.
Dundee Science Centre will remain open during construction and will continue to welcome visitors and deliver an active programme of exhibitions, shows and special events.
The build will result in the creation of a new science learning facility and education suite, an 80-seat theatre space, enhanced office provision and an immersive, innovative exhibition, ‘Medical Marvels’, which will showcase Dundee’s pioneering work in world-leading medical research and technology.
The exhibition will deliver an interactive visitor experience featuring state-of-the-art technologies and medical advancements within areas such as keyhole surgery, anatomy and medical imaging. Visitors will discover how we can see inside the body and explore how disease can be diagnosed and treated through completely non-invasive techniques, all developed right here in Dundee – local science with world-wide impact!
The new facilities will enhance the venue’s capabilities and capacity for welcoming an increased number of public and school visits and provide a unique setting for community engagement and corporate events. The Science Learning Institute, providing learning and development opportunities for the many professionals who engage with learners throughout the community, will also benefit from the major transformation and refit.
The new space and exhibition are scheduled to open to the public in spring 2018.