Marine research institute visitor centre
The Beach Café is open 10am - 3.30pm
Easter Closing: We will be closed from 12 noon on Thursday 6th April to Monday 10th April inclusive, re-opening on Tuesday 11th April.
Book an additional workshop for any group (school or other) that plans to visit the Ocean Explorer Centre to delve deeper into the many marine science topics our visitor centre introduces. Our offer on workshop topics is growing constantly and we happily discuss any needs beyond the topics covered with you. We also encourage visiting groups to combine any indoor workshop with a fact-finding beach safari.
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Our indoor and outdoor learning programme suits all ages and stages and is linked to the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence.
To book, please contact Helen by phone on 01631 559123 or by e-mail Helen.McNeill@sams.ac.uk
The Ocean Explorer Centre empowers audiences to contribute positively to a healthy and sustainably managed marine environment through greater awareness and understanding of the marine system and the challenges it faces. The Ocean Explorer Centre strives to provide an outstanding visitor experience through inspirational, atmospheric and relevant ‘edutainment’ and stimulating events at affordable prices.
As Director of the Ocean Explorer Centre I oversee all aspects of activities. My main role, however, is to develop our Centre further by adding new displays, sourcing funding, promoting the centre and ensuring existing content remains up to date.
I look after the Ocean Explorer Centre, our visitors, volunteers and shoppers. Also, I organise and deliver educational workshops to visiting groups and coordinate a regular programme of family-friendly events. To arrange a workshop, please contact me.