Discovery Experience

Join us on an interactive adventure to explore Scotland's seas!

Open daily!

We are open daily and can't wait to welcome visitors and members back!

Discovery Experience

Dive in to Scotland’s incredible marine environment with our transformed Discovery Experience. The all-new exhibits, games and upgraded interactive live cameras on the world’s largest Northern gannet colony, the Bass Rock, bring the wonders of Scotland's exceptional marine habitats and wildlife to life.

Our expert staff will talk you through the seasonal wildlife that you can spot using the remote cameras on the local islands and what you can expect to find along the local shoreline.

Explore the diverse marine life Scotland's seas support, from our incredible deep sea corals and kelp forests to playful marine mammals and giant seabird cities.

Book Online
All tickets for our Discovery Experience should be booked online in advance. This ensures we can manage visitor numbers and you can relax and enjoy your visit with your household group. Please note visit time in Discovery Experience is approximately 1 hour and we ask that arrivals are prompt to help with visitor flow. Thank you.

We want our visitors to appreciate the wonders of Scotland’s marine environment, but also understand the threats it faces and the steps they can take to help protect it. Our threats exhibits highlight the impact of noise pollution, plastics and the climate crisis on our marine wildlife in an engaging and interactive way.

We hope you enjoy your visit and leave with a greater understanding of the diverse life that Scotland’s seas support and why its so critical we protect it.

Thank you for your ongoing support over what has been an incredibly difficult year for so many of us. If you would like to support our vital conservation and education work in other ways, please consider a one off donation or become a friend of the Scottish Seabird Centre.

Learn more about the cetaceans that visit and live in Scotland's seas.
© Helen Pugh

Find out how underwater sound pollution impacts our marine wildlife.
© Helen Pugh

Learn about the challenges facing our marine wildlife with our interactive games and information boards.
© Helen Pugh

COVID19

For visitor safety we have allocated time slots for the Discovery Experience which can be booked in advance online (although we can book you in on site if we have slots available that day). This ensures we can manage visitor numbers and flow in the Discovery Experience. Our wonderful staff will keep you engaged and engrossed in the incredible local wildlife to be spotted on the interactive live cameras and share details of the exceptional and diverse marine wildlife found around Scotland’s shores.

Following Scottish Government recommendations face coverings are also required when visiting (exceptions include under 5s and those with certain health conditions).

Children aged 15 years or under must be accompanied by a responsible person aged 18 or over at all times.

Please note visit time in Discovery Experience is approximately 1 hour and we ask that arrivals are prompt to help with visitor flow.
Please note that parking in North Berwick in the summer months can be challenging and we advise you to build in extra time to your plans to take account of this. You can find details of public transport options and parking details on our plan your visit page here.

Inventive, great views, easy to understand information, friendly and knowledgeable staff. North Berwick is one of Scotland's finest small towns.

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Wildlife Boat Trips
Experience the internationally important seabird colonies in the Firth of Forth up close from one of our seasonal boat trips, running April - September.