The OPITO Theatre of Energy at Aberdeen Science Centre

Aberdeen Science Centre (ASC) reopened its doors in 2020 following a £6million refurbishment. Creating an aspirational science centre which reflects the STEM priorities for both industry and education, more than 60 new interactive exhibits await visitors, including ‘The OPITO Theatre of Energy’ – the UK’s first immersive experience of its kind.

OPITO invested more than £600,000 in the educational theatre, which provides three interactive experiences:

  • 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 seven core stores of energy – Chemical, Mechanical, Thermal, Electrical, Magnetic, Kinetic and Gravitational – provides visitors the opportunity to see their body take on the properties of each store
  • The interactive Energy Game tasks individuals with the mission of balancing the energy supply to an imaginary Aberdeen City, without having blackouts and while ensuring less CO2 is emitted into the atmosphere.

This investment is an important part in engaging and empowering young learners across the north-east of Scotland and beyond, preparing them for a future career in STEM. The high-quality learning experiences available within the centre have the potential to open up a world of opportunities to many people by showcasing the exciting and varied opportunities a future in the energy sector could provide.

For more information and to book tickets online to visit Aberdeen Science Centre please visit the ASC website.

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