Dundee Science Centre

Dundee Science Centre

Overview

Dundee Science Centre is an independent charity with its own distinct personality and facilities – bringing people together to enjoy science!

Situated in the heart of the city, Dundee Science Centre’s iconic building opens up the fascinating and curious world of the sciences through an immersive and fun experience - with interactive exhibits, live science shows, hands-on workshops and demonstrations for all ages.

In 2018 we opened our new first floor facilities, which include a new interactive exhibition and learning suite. Combined with our ground floor spaces, we have several fantastic opportunities for organisations who wish to host their own events within Dundee Science Centre.

Inspire: a seminar room that includes all AV for presentations, has a static lectern and comfortably holds 100 people theatre-style. Seating is free-standing so the room can be arranged into other layouts, including cabaret or boardroom style.

Innovate: a meeting room that includes all AV for presentations, has a static lectern and holds 30 people theatre style, or 22 people cabaret or boardroom style. This room is more suited to smaller meetings or as a hands-on workshop space.

Auditorium: a circular-shaped room that includes all AV for presentations and meetings and holds a maximum of 50 people theatre style, or 30 cabaret or boardroom style.

Prism: an open plan atrium area suitable for celebration style events for up to 120 guests. The area can host formal dinners for up to 60 people.

Opportunities for your guests to engage with our exhibitions on the day of your event are also available.  Our venue provides a unique corporate experience, and our team are here to ensure you and your guests are provided with a professional service throughout.

The Venue

Inspire

Room Capacity
Theatre 100
Classroom 70
Boardroom 40
Dinner 60
Cabaret 48

Innovate

Room Capacity
Theatre 35
Classroom 20
Boardroom 15
Cabaret 18

Auditorium

Room Capacity
Theatre 50
Classroom 30
Cabaret 18

Prism

Room Capacity
Theatre 150
Dinner 60
Cabaret 60

Facilities

Accessible Parking
There are 4 Blue Badge parking bays within the car park.
On-site Parking
Front of rear of building, pay and display managed by Dundee City Council.
Airport
1.8 miles Dundee Airport
Railway
0.2 miles Dundee Railway

Welcome to Dundee Science Centre

 

 

Accessibility

Dundee Science Centre facilities and displays have been designed with ease of disability access in mind. We have worked closely with an assisted needs advisory panel to make our centre as accessible as possible.

Visit Accessibility | Dundee Science Centre - Interactive Learning

You can find more information about the accessibility features available at Dundee Science Centre through our AccessAble Guide.

Disabled Access Reviews (euansguide.com)

Sustainability

Dundee Science Centre Green Policy

Dundee Science Centre (DSC) is committed to be a champion for sustainable operating in all areas of the organisation to complement our existing policies. Sustainability is a consideration in every part of our planning and delivery for lifelong learning both in the Centre and in the community.

We are proud to be a Scottish Living Wage Employer and received the Green Tourism Gold award.

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Green Tourism Gold logo We are a Living Wage Employer

Floor Plans

View Ground Floor Plan with Exhibits (opens pdf document)

View First Floor Plan (opens pdf document)

View Innovate Floor Plan (opens pdf document)

  • Exterior view of Dundee Science Centre
  • Exterior view of Dundee Science Centre
  • Interior view of Cafe Create
  • Interior view of Cafe Create seating area
  • Interior view of Innovate room with boardroom layout
  • Interior view of Inspire meeting room with cabaret seating
  • Interior view of Prism area with theatre style seating

Reviews

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Sarah Young, Events & Marketing Manager, Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce
August 2022

We hosted our member summer social at the Science Centre and what an event it was! So many areas to explore and activities for attendees to enjoy. Having the space to roam freely around the centre gave members the opportunity to network at their own pace. The activities the team at the centre put on brought people together and would be great for future team building activities within our team. We can’t wait to come back!

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Fiona McLellan, Contracts Manager, Business Gateway Tayside
April 2024

We were looking for a venue in Dundee to host a large business festival.
We are so delighted we took the time to look at the Dundee Science Centre.
The building is bright, airy and quirky and was perfect for our needs.
The Inspire room was great for the speaker sessions it hosted up to 60 people and the technology was perfect for presentations.
We loved using the round room downstairs for a more intimate fireside chat with experts about business and the main area next to the café was perfect for the breakfast and lunch speakers.
The building was perfect, right in the centre of town next to the station and great car parking but the main reason I would thoroughly recommend using the Science Centre for a venue was their incredible staff.
They literally could not do enough for us.
From taking down some of the seating in the speaker area so we could get everyone in, to offering the use of their van to bring down all the stuff we needed to bring they could not have been more accommodating.
The whole experience was seamless, and they all helped making organising one of the biggest business events held in Dundee for a long time so much less stressful. They were a safe pair of hands to work with.
The event was a huge success, due in no small part to the incredible partnership with the Science Centre.
I would urge anyone organising an event for whatever reason to look at the Dundee Science Centre. You won’t be disappointed.

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