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Aberdeen Science Centre takes first step in it's multi-million pound development programme
6th November 2018

Aberdeen Science Centre, formally known as Satrosphere, will shortly begin the redevelopment of its Constitution Street premises as part of its £4.7 million development programme.

In 2020, Aberdeen Science Centre will unveil the transformed state of the art Science Centre reflecting the key priorities of the STEM agenda for both education and industry that is relevant to people in North Scotland.

To create the significant changes to Aberdeen Science Centre, the building at Constitution Street will close on Sunday the 11th of November and will re-open at its temporary location, at 107 George Street, Aberdeen, on Monday the 19th of November. This will remain the home of the Science Centre until the redevelopment work is complete and the newly procured interactive exhibits are created and fitted in mid-2020.

The move to the temporary premises on George Street will see Aberdeen Science Centre bring their variety of exhibits and interactive activities from Constitution Street whist continuing to develop new, inspiring and informative programmes all delivered with fun and enjoyment at their heart. It is hoped to have the world famous ‘pooing’ sheep refurbished as part of our development programme but it will certainly move to George Street in the interim.

Liz Hodge, Chief Executive of Aberdeen Science Centre, said:

“We were delighted to secure a temporary central location on Aberdeen’s George Street courtesy of the generosity of the team at Bon Accord Centre who own the building. Our move to George Street is an exciting opportunity to bring STEM to the City Centre.Every single member of our team has a passion to inspire a lifelong interest in Science by creating engaging experiences and are all looking forward to welcoming our existing visitors as well as those who may not have visited us before. This is also a wonderful opportunity to work with local business in the city centre to establish partnerships and collaborate to the benefit of all our customers and staff.”

Aberdeen Science Centre, has proved to be a principal provider of Science, Technology,Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) engagement in North East Scotland for 30 years. The Centre is both well known and loved by local communities in the City and Shire, hosting frequent visits from education groups from nurseries, school groups and teachers. The Centre is also open to the public enjoy the interactive exhibits, the inspiring activities and the array of educational and topical science events for all ages, abilities and backgrounds.  The multi-million pound redevelopment is set to “revitalise and transform” the Centre and will bring an expansion of the exhibition and corporate space on offer.

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