The Ocean Explorer Centre in Oban
The Ocean Explorer Centre in Oban

The Ocean Explorer Centre in Oban

Want to learn exciting truths about the oceans that surround us? Or are you a maritime enthusiast? If so, make sure to visit the Ocean Explorer Centre in Oban. Here, visitors can learn how our oceans work. The centre does this through unique displays like Underwater cameras, Films, science gear and computers. This is the educational centre for many different aspects of marine research in Scotland, so visitors will be getting highly educated and experienced information.

Where can I find the Ocean Explorer Centre?

The centre is located near Dunstaffnage Castle, when driving along the A85 follow signs for the centre and castle, past the town of Oban.

This centre encourages visitors to contribute to a healthier marine environment, by educating them on the importance of safe practices going forward. Visitors can learn many different aspects of marine research in Scotland, so visitors will be getting highly educated and experienced information. The Ocean Explorer Centre is the UK’s oldest of its kind and is regulated by the Scottish Association for Marine Science, which delivers the research that is communicated inside the centre. So what are you waiting for? Make the most of your day off and experience and unique and educational day out that will inspire both young and old!

Ocean Exploration Tips

  • The best way to discover the secrets of the ocean is to use, underwater cameras, 3-D Globes and Microscopes
  • Be sure to zoom in and enhance the image with their Microscopes in case your miss any fascinating and tiny creatures. The 3-D Globe will help to find where some of these creatures can be found
  • More inspiration on what to look for can be found by watching some of the short films found throughout the centre. Once something catches your eye, go exploring!
  • The venue is FREE for everyone to join!
  • Visit the local cafe with lots of options to choose from
  • A gift shop is available to purchase numerous different goodies to remember your journey with
  • All areas accessible by wheelchair

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