Discovery Experience

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

Temporary Closure

Please note, following the Scottish Government announcement that mainland Scotland is to move into COVID protection level 4 from 26 December 2020 we are sorry to say that the Scottish Seabird Centre will be closed to the public until further notice.

If you have already booked tickets to the Discovery Experience for December 2020 or January 2021 you will receive an automatic refund. Thank you for your ongoing suppport and we look foward to welcoming you back when it is safe to do so.

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.

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.

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.

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 some of our exhibits in the Discovery Experience will remain closed for now, these include our Wildlife Theatre, VR experience and Kid's Corner.

However, with the reduced numbers (a maximum of 12 in at any one time) 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.

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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