Aberdeen Science Centre partners with Northern Frights for an out-of-this-world sci-fi festival

02/11/2023
Aberdeen , Scotland, Sunday, 14 May 2023Aberdeen Science Centre Free DayPicture by Michal Wachucik/Abermedia

IN a electrifying fusion of science fiction and real-world science, Aberdeen Science Centre (ASC) is gearing up to host an extraordinary event, Aberdeen Science-Fiction Day, in collaboration with Scottish horror events company, Northern Frights. This one-day sci-fi extravaganza promises an immersive experience for fans of the genre, transporting them to distant galaxies and parallel universes on Saturday the 11th of November, from 9am to 5pm.

For over 35 years, ASC has been on a mission to inspire a lifelong interest in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM). With a commitment to making STEM learning accessible and enjoyable, ASC engages with diverse audiences, including children, young people, and adults from all backgrounds, attracting over 50,000 visitors annually. Located near Aberdeen beach, ASC boasts nearly 65 interactive exhibits covering a wide array of topics, including Space, Energy, Life Sciences, and Engineering.

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The upcoming Aberdeen Science-Fiction Day will transform ASC’s exhibition space into a haven for sci-fi enthusiasts. Developed by Northern Frights, the event promises a day filled with thrilling new exhibits, interactive games, and activities inspired by popular sci-fi movies, TV shows, comics, and books. Attendees will have the chance to explore the intersection of imagination and reality through a variety of engaging experiences.

The event lineup includes the captivating “Science Magic Show,” exploring the intriguing relationship between science and magic while showcasing interactive family-friendly experiments. Virtual reality technology demonstrations will transport attendees into fantastical worlds, offering a glimpse into the future of immersive experiences.

Sci-fi aficionados can also participate in themed quizzes, challenges, scavenger hunts, tabletop adventures, and a special alien attack Nerf game, bringing their favourite sci-fi scenarios to life. Additionally, cosplayers are encouraged to attend dressed as their beloved characters, with opportunities to pose for photos and view props from both the small and silver screens. Prizes await the best and most creatively dressed attendees, adding an exciting competitive edge to the event.

Elaine Holland, operations manager at Aberdeen Science Centre, expressed her enthusiasm for the event, stating, “Aberdeen Science-Fiction Day is sure to be a treat for all the sci-fi fans out there. We will be hosting a Tardis-full of fun activities, games, and challenges, inspired by our favourite sci-fi films and TV shows. Science fiction has inspired many careers in real-world science, and we hope to fully embrace the sci-fi community with this event.”

Laura Ripley, owner of Northern Frights, shared her excitement about the collaboration, saying, “We are thrilled to collaborate with Aberdeen Science Centre for this exhilarating event. The fusion of science fiction with real-world science creates a captivating experience, enabling attendees to explore the infinite possibilities that lie at the intersection of imagination and reality. We believe that Aberdeen Science-Fiction Day will not only entertain but inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and dreamers.”

During the event, Aberdeen Science Centre will be closed to the general public, ensuring an exclusive experience for attendees. Tickets for Aberdeen Science-Fiction Day are available for purchase, including various pricing options such as family bundles, providing an affordable and entertaining day out for sci-fi enthusiasts of all ages. To secure your spot at this extraordinary event, visit Eventbrite.

Aberdeen Science Centre’s dedication to fostering a passion for STEM learning, combined with the creativity of Northern Frights, promises a day filled with wonder, excitement, and inspiration. Get ready to embark on an intergalactic adventure at Aberdeen Science-Fiction Day, where the boundaries between science fiction and reality blur, opening doors to a universe of endless possibilities.

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