Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre

The Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre offers teacher led class visits which take place in the education classroom, Zoology Museum and Cruickshank Botanic Gardens. 

Our twilight CPD programme allows teachers to learn and develop the skills required to tackle scientific and environmental topics using the fantastic resources in the hands-on classroom, after which they can lead their own visit to the centre.  Amongst other special projects, the Biodiversity Centre also runs an annual Sci-Art competition for both primary and secondary schools, which are linked to topical science and encourage cross-curricular learning.

The team are regularly involved in local events and festivals, promoting these environmental topics to the wider community.

The Rowett Institute

The Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health has a proven track record in developing high-quality, innovative resources and activities both for Primary schools and for public engagement with science. All our resources are curriculum-linked and freely downloadable for use at home or at school.

The activities featured below include hands-on experiments, sensory activities, discussion-based activities and games.  All our activities aim to complement the cutting-edge nutritional research taking place at the Institute, educating young people on these topics and about the principles of science in general.

The resources are available here.

We may also be able to arrange a visit to your school.

Kings Museum

Museums and Museum Studies invite you and your class to explore their wonderfully rich collections from around the world.

Discover enchanting tales and intriguing facts. Handle rare artefacts and delve into documents, some of which are thousands of years old. 

Their exciting workshops for primary schools are activity packed, hands-on and designed to complement your class topics and the Curriculum for Excellence.

Workshops are free and run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10am and 12.30pm for 1 hour 45 minutes.

Special Collections

Special Collections offer a range of exciting workshops for primary schools based on the rare books and archive collections.

All of their workshops are free and run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

You can find information about Special Collections and King's Museum workshops and Experience Days in our Primary Schools Programme.