Explorathon in Aberdeen

EXPLORATHON was back in Aberdeen on Friday 30 September. Check this page and follow us on Twitter and Facebook to hear about the new exciting programme of activities taking place to celebrate European Researchers’ Night.

Join over 50 experts from archaeology to zoology hosting talks, shows, comedy and hands-on fun.

Most events are FREE.  

You can view the full 2016 programme here

Events for the family


EXPLORATHON in the City Centre

Pedestrian area, St Nicholas St, AB10 1HE and Bon Accord Shopping Centre, AB25 1HZ


Admission FREE, no booking required (drop-in). 

Suitable for all ages.

Join us for an all day extravaganza of research and discovery. 

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EXPLORATHON at Aberdeen Science Centre

Aberdeen Science Centre, Constitution Street


Admission £1 per person, no booking required.

Bring the whole family for a great line-up of exciting shows, hands on activities and stand up science!  

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Science Bites on the Bus

Aberdeen Science Centre, AB24 5TU

6pm; 7pm and 8pm

Admission FREE, no booking required, limited to 40 on first come first served basis. Limited accessibility.

Ages 5+.

Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?  Should you have your oats?  What about protein in our diets?  

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Talks and Debates

21/11/11 Aberdeen Archives

Pirates, Plunder and Shipwrecks from Aberdeen’s Medieval Records

Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow, AB11 5BY

12.30pm – 13.30pm

Admission FREE, booking required, please click here.

Ages 12+.

Learn about about piracy and Aberdeen’s murky past.

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PechaKucha Aberdeen

Belmont Filmhouse Belmont Street, AB10 1JS

6pm – 7pm

Admission FREE, no booking required. 

Join us for a fascinating night of fast paced, visual talks each lasting 6 minutes and 40 seconds. This EXPLORATHON special will feature talks by Marie Curie Fellows, showing the variety of their research. 

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Games and apps: The digital future?

Aberdeen Science Centre, Constitution Street, AB24 5TU 


Admission free, booking required – please click here

Suitable for all ages

Are games useful as educational tools? Join the debate!

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Evening Events


Sci-Screen: Inception

Belmont Filmhouse, 49 Belmont St AB10 1JS


FREE / Tickets available from the Belmont Filmhouse or via phone 01224 343500

Ages 12+.

Aberdeen’s brand new Sci-Screen series kicks-off with the award-winning sci-fi thriller Inception, where memories are altered through dreams. This special event will begin with a talk about how the brain constructs memories.

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Pub quiz

Pub Quiz!

UnderDog AB11 5BU 


Admission FREE, booking required please click here

Ages 18+

Join in the fun with our teasing and challenging pub quiz. Exciting objects from our award winning museum collections will be on display, with some available for handling, in this one off and not to be missed pub quiz.

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Aberdeen, Friday 25th September 2015

Explorathon 2015

Picture by Michal Wachucik / Abermedia

Bright Club

UnderDog AB11 5BU


Tickets £6/£4 – booking required, please click here

Ages 18+

Join us for a night of comedy with a European twist! Come along and support the newest stand-ups on the block.

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