Frequently Asked Questions

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General information about the Dundee Science Centre.

Do you have storage facilities within the centre?

Unfortunately, we don’t have any secure storage within the centre for belongings. We have space behind our reception area for coats and jackets however; we advise that you keep any valuables on you.

Do you host children’s birthday parties?

Yes! You can find out all about our birthday party offerings in our Children's Parties section.

When you’re ready to book, just pop into the centre to speak with a member of the team or call us on 01382 228800.

How long does it take to go around the centre?

We recommend you spend between 2-3 hours in the centre, giving plenty time to explore around our exhibition floors and catching our daily shows.

What are the current shows?

Our shows are constantly changing throughout the year to cover many different themes.

You can find our current shows What's On section.

What are your opening times?

We are currently open to all visitors on Saturdays and Sundays. From Monday to Friday the Centre is continuing to host pre-booked schools and community visits.

Whilst we are accommodating smaller numbers of visitors within Dundee Science Centre in our efforts to keep everyone safe, there is a choice of a morning and afternoon session for your visit.

We are open for sessions between:

  • 9 am – 11.30 am
  • 12 pm – 2.30 pm
  • 3 pm – 5.30 pm

We will close the Centre to all visitors between these times for additional cleaning.

What catering facilities do you have?

Our coffee shop, Cafe Create is situated on the ground floor, towards the back of the centre.

Lunches and light snacks, plus hot and cold drinks are available.

What ID is required for student tickets?

To qualify for a Student day pass, a valid student card has to be presented.

What is Dundee Science Centre?

Dundee Science centre - an independent charity - is a leading educational, cultural and community resource providing a culture of curiosity, confidence and engagement with science for visitors of all ages.

Facilities and Access for All

Find out about how we make our centre accessible for all.

Do you have facilities for wheelchair users and babies?

Our disabled toilet and baby changing facilities are located at the rear of the centre, next to Cafe Create. Both facilities have toilets within, both of which are gender-neutral and suitable for all.

As part of our centre's CONNECT redevelopment, we will have a Changing Places toilet to offer an accessible facility for our visitors who may require more room, changing space, and specialised equipment.

Do you have wheelchairs for hire?

We have a wheelchair within the centre that visitors can use throughout their visit, with no charge. You can call up before your visit to speak to a member of staff who can arrange this before you arrive.

Do you offer carer tickets?

Carers of disabled visitors are admitted free of charge (one carer per disabled visitor, including when the disabled visitor is 4 or under); a reduced admission fee applies to the disabled visitor.

Please bring along a carer’s badge or a form of ID to help us process your admission on arrival.

How accessible is the centre?

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.

Directions and Parking

Find out how to get to the centre.

Can we get to you by train?

Yes, Dundee Science Centre is only a 5 minute walk from Dundee’s train station.

If you’re travelling by train, make sure you take advantage of ScotRail’s ‘Kids for a Quid’ ticket deal enabling free entry for one child per ticket to Dundee Science Centre. For more information, visit the ScotRail web site.

How do I find you?

Dundee Science Centre is a 5 minute walk from the railway station and just a few minutes’ walk from any city centre bus stop.

Dundee is a 90 minute drive from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen – we are situated close to the city centre, follow signs for Dundee Science Centre.

Our postcode for SAT Nav is: DD1 4QB.

Is there car parking?

Yes, we have 1 car park to the front of the centre as well as 1 behind. Greenmarket multi-storey car park is also situated across from the centre.

All car parks are run by Dundee City Council and have a parking charge. To find out more information about parking charges, you can visit the council web site.

Educational Visits

Learn about educational visits to the Dundee Science Centre.

Do you have risk assessment for teachers?

We send out a copy of our risk assessment in our confirmation e-mails for all educational visits.

Do you provide space for packed lunches?

Yes, we provide space within the centre for packed lunches. School groups will be allocated a 30 minute slot during their visit for lunch.

What Topics Do You Cover?

Our STEM Learning team host a wide range of workshops for schools, covering many different topics. You can see our current workshop listings Workshops section.

Group Visits

What to expect when planning to visit with a group.

Do we need to book in advance?

Yes, all groups are required to book in advance to qualify for group rates and to ensure we have the facilities available to accommodate your visit.

Do you have space for packed lunches?

When booking in a group visit, where possible we will reserve space within the centre for packed lunches.

Is there a minimum/maximum group size?

We don’t have a minimum (unless you wish to qualify for group rates) or a maximum group size for coming into the centre.

What constitutes a group?

A group is required to have a minimum of 10 in a category to qualify for our discounted group rates. For example: 10 children and 5 adults would qualify. 5 children and 5 adults wouldn’t qualify.

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