explore the science behind our oceans
Interactive indoor visitor attraction near Oban, Argyll. Free entry - Donations welcome.
Find out how the Arctic is changing
Visit our Arctic cinema and watch short films on marine science.
CENTRE OPENING TIMES
Monday - Friday: 10am - 4pm
SUPPORT OUR WORK
Help us to help the Oceans
DISCOVER THE SHAPE OF OUR SEAS
Discover the largest mountain chain on Earth on our 3-D globe. Get to know ocean currents & the technology to study them.More Info
Explore the wonders of the marine world
Spot and identify the sea life in the Firth of Lorn with our interactive cameras, hydrophone and high spec microscope.More Info
Enjoy the all new Beach Cafe
Our 35 seater cafe is a perfect meeting place serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon teas and homebaking.More Info
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 is the visitor centre to the UK's oldest oceanographic institution, the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS). SAMS delivers the research showcased in the centre. It also provides education in marine science, offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as well as shorter courses. SAMS is a founding member of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), Scotland's newest and most innovative university.
We are located just 3 miles from Oban, just off the A85 at Dunbeg. Click here for directions.
Ocean Explorer Centre
Scottish Association for Marine Science
- P: 01631 559 123
- E: firstname.lastname@example.org