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Science centres across the country will soon be opening their doors again to the public, ready to educate young people about what the world of science, and what powers it, is all about.

Dynamic Earth, in Edinburgh, will open to the public for weekends during May and June this year, starting from 8 May. Visitors will experience the primeval forces of nature as they shaped our planet, through interactive activities.

Glasgow Science Centre, home to the Powering the Future exhibition, is set to reopen on 25 June – just in time for the summer holidays.

The Aberdeen Science Centre will reopen to the public on April 28, after experiencing a £6 million refurbishment. More than 60 new interactive exhibits over two floors await visitors, including The OPITO Theatre of Energy – the UK’s first immersive experience of its kind.

The OPITO Theatre of Energy features three interactive displays:

  • The Story of Energy, which uses projection mapping to introduce the importance of having a mix of energy sources, and how this is shaped by our needs.
  • An Energy Wall, featuring the seven core stores of energy – Chemical, Mechanical, Thermal, Electrical, Magnetic, Kinetic and Gravitational – giving visitors an opportunity to see their body take on the properties of each.
  • The interactive Energy Game which tasks individuals with the mission of balancing the energy supply to an imaginary City, without having blackouts and while ensuring less CO2 is emitted into the atmosphere.

Aberdeen Science Centre will be open Wednesday – Sunday, from 10am – 5pm and tickets must be pre-booked in advance.

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