Welcome to the new Ocean Explorer Centre! Let us take you on a journey of discovery into the sea to explore why author Arthur C Clark once said: 'How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.'
Turn into an oceanographer when you visit the new Ocean Explorer Centre at Dunstaffnage near Oban to discover how the marine environment works:
The centre also holds a range of events such as talk, walks, workshops, readings and film screenings - and works with schools and special interest groups. Keep an eye on the website to check what is on next.
The Ocean Explorer Centre sits on the shores of the Firth of Lorn, next to Dunstaffnage Castle 3 miles north of Oban. It is the visitor and outreach centre of the Scottish Association for Marine Science - Scotland's premier independent marine research organisation and one of 13 partners of the University of the Highlands and Islands. See if you can spot the scientists while you visit...
During your visit you can also find out more about our Marine Science degree courses available here at SAMS UHI. Or, explore our website for more information www.sams.ac.uk/study.
2019 opening times: 01 Apr - 19 Dec: Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm
2020 opening times: 06 - 24 Jan: Mon - Fri 12 - 2pm // 27 Jan - 27 Mar: Mon - Fri 11am - 3pm // 30 Mar - 18 Dec: Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm