Ocean Explorer Centre in Oban

Want to learn all about the science behind our oceans? The Ocean Explorer centre in Oban is a free indoor centre with lots of fun and educational marine science activities for you to explore. You can take a visit to the polar-themed cinema and watch short films on marine science, discover the largest mountain chain on earth on a 3D globe and explore the life in a drop of sea water using a high-spec microscope!

Where can i visit an ocean musuem in Oban?

Explore what lives in beneath our oceans at the Ocean Explorer Centre in Oban, easily accessed by taking the picturesque new cycle path from Oban’s Ganavan beach to Dunbeg.

There is a 35 seater cafe is located near the beach with spectacular views of the Morvern peninsula. It’s a perfect meeting place serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon teas and homebaking and only uses fairtrade teas and coffees and where possible organic and local products. 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.

  • Open Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm
  • Free entry

 

Ocean Explorer Centre

Scottish Marine Institute
Dunbeg
Oban
Scotland
PA37 1QA
Phone: 01631559123
Email: [email protected]

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