About us

About us

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of marine science as you embark on a fascinating journey of discovery.

At the heart of the Ocean Explorer Centre lies the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), renowned for its groundbreaking research and exploration of our oceans. Step inside and be amazed by the array of interactive exhibits, educational displays, and engaging demonstrations that showcase the vital work carried out by SAMS.

Expand your knowledge of marine ecosystems, climate change, and the diverse creatures that inhabit our seas through engaging and informative exhibits. Dive into the depths of underwater exploration through virtual reality experiences that transport you to coral reefs, kelp forests, and captivating marine environments.

The Ocean Explorer Centre is also home to our cinema, where you can immerse yourself in documentaries and films that capture the beauty and fragility of our oceans. Witness the wonders of marine life and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges facing our seas.

Before you leave, don't forget to visit the gift shop, where you'll find a delightful selection of marine-themed souvenirs, books, and unique treasures. Take home a memento to cherish, or find the perfect gift for the ocean enthusiast in your life.

Whether you're a curious explorer, a science enthusiast, or simply looking for an enriching experience, the Ocean Explorer Centre in Dunbeg invites you to embark on an educational journey that celebrates the wonders of marine science. Discover, learn, and be inspired as you uncover the secrets of our remarkable oceans and the important work carried out by the Scottish Association for Marine Science.