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Welcoming visitors at Reception

We are excited to welcome you to Dundee Science Centre!

Step into a world of wonder and exploration. Our amazing facilities house six captivating exhibitions that make science come alive. From incredible inventing to the inner workings of the human body, there’s something for everyone.

Visit Cafe Create and enjoy our locally sourced refreshments, relaxing before exploring the exhibition zones, where our friendly team are there to facilitate your visit as you engage with our fun hands on exhibits.

Join us in discovering the incredible world of science at the Dundee Science Centre. Your adventure awaits!

Pre-booking and purchase of tickets to Dundee Science Centre is strongly recommended for your visit. In order to manage the number of visitors in the Centre, timed entry is in operation.

All Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.

Opening Times/Hours

Before visiting the centre, we ask that all visitors book their tickets in advance.

Our standard opening times for our exhibitions are Wednesdays 11:00-13:30pm and Weekends 9:00-11:30am, 12:00-14:30pm and 15:00-17:30pm

We are also open on selected dates during the school holidays and on certain in-service days. Please check our social media and tickets page for any updates on our session opening dates and times or call our Reception team on 01382 228 800.

Our Café and Gift Shop are open everyday Mon- Sunday 09:00 – 16:00

Directions to Dundee Science Centre

Directions

Dundee Science Centre is in the centre of Dundee, and very easy to find!

By Car

  • Greenmarket is between Riverside Drive and Nethergate. Follow the brown and white tourism signs. There is both long and short-term pay-and-display parking adjacent to the site.
  • Heading east along Riverside Drive, pass Tesco on your left, continue past the railway station and take the first exit left . Take the slip road on your left to arrive at Greenmarket.
  • Heading west along Dock Street, keep in lane for Coupar Angus, and then take the sliproad to the left immediately after the railway station.

Using Sat Nav?  Our post code is DD1 4QB

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By Rail

Dundee is on the East Coast mainline and Dundee Science Centre is a few minutes’ walk away from the railway station.

Plan your train journey to Dundee Science Centre using Scotrail

By Bus

Most buses from Fife stop at Greenmarket. If you are coming from Forfar, Dundee Science Centre is a short walk buy from the High Street. All buses from Perth, Blairgowrie and Coupar Angus stop outside the Overgate shopping centre.  Dundee Science Centre is just minutes away from any city centre bus stop.

Plan your bus journey to Dundee Science Centre using Travel In Scotland.

Hiring bicycles and electric bikes in Dundee (Information provided by You Well)

Dundee is a relatively flat city, and the promenade which stretches along the waterfront is perfect for cycling along. If you’d like to hire either a bicycle or an e-bike during your time in Dundee, here are some great options you can try:

  • EBS Cycle Centre – based at the City Quay, e-bike hire starts from £30 for 4 hours and you can also hire a standard bike (with a basket on the front) for £20 for half a day
  • Dundee Cycle Hub  – based next to the V&A building, you can hire bikes from the Dundee Cycle Hub for very little money, with prices starting from £10 for a full day hire. The bikes are simple but fine for cycling along the waterfront

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pay at reception?

Although we strongly recommend that you pre-book your session before arriving at Dundee Science Centre in order to guarantee a space, there will be an option to purchase tickets at the reception if spaces are available.

Would I be able to cancel?

If you are unable to attend your visit to the science centre, you must contact staff@dundeesciencecentre.org.uk at least 48 hours prior to your visit and we would be happy to reschedule your visit to a date and time that suits you best. You can also cancel through your booking confirmation email.

Do I have to arrive at the start of my session?

It is not mandatory to arrive at the start of your session, however late arrival will reduce the amount of time for your visit. Once the session has ended all visitors booked onto that session will need to leave the exhibition area so that it can be cleaned and reset for the next session.

Can my children visit on their own?

All children under 16 must be supervised and accompanied at all times by a full paying adult (unless concessions apply).

Are the toilets open?

Yes, the toilets are open for our visitors to use. They will be regularly cleaned throughout the day.

Does Dundee Science Centre have a Café?

Yes, we are proud to showcase our fantastic Café Create.

Map of the Centre

You can download a map of Dundee Science Centre before your visit here.

Further Questions

Please e-mail us at staff@dundeesciencecentre.org.uk if you have any further questions or drop us a message on social media.

Cleaning Standard at Dundee Science Centre

Cleaning

The health and wellbeing of our visitors is extremely important to us and remains our top priority. Following the Government guidelines, there are currently no COVID-19 restrictions in the UK. It is recommended that if you have tested positive for Coronavirus that you should try and stay home.

  • We will be thoroughly cleaning the centre before your visit and our team members will be regularly cleaning the exhibition areas and facilities throughout the day.
  • There will be hand sanitising stations around the centre for everybody’s use.

If you have any questions, you can e-mail staff@dundeesciencecentre.org.uk