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Zoology Museum and Botanic Garden

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Aberdeen
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Learn about the history of Aberdeen and it’s wildlife at the Zoology Museum and Botanic Garden for free.

Hidden away in old Aberdeen lies a collection of whale bones, snake skins and ancient animal skulls. A vast stock that will excite mini-explorers, scientists and animal lovers alike. Get up and close with history and enjoy a day out that will entertain both child and parent. At the end of the trip both you and your child will be experts on protozoa, fluid-preserved specimens and even taxidermy!

You can also marvel at the stunning Scottish scenery at the Cruickshank Botanic Garden, or learn how to help your local wildlife thrive at the Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre. Treat your family to a free day out that’s both educational and fun. Note: Children must be accompanied by an adult as the exhibits are fragile and rare.

  • Cruickshank Botanic Garden
  • Free
  • Educational for children and parents

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


University of Aberdeen, Tillydrone Ave, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB24 2TZ, Scotland

Phone number

01224 274301



Click here to visit Zoology Museum and Botanic Garden's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Car parking on campus is for University staff, museum visitors should use nearby on-street parking.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Zoology Museum and Botanic Garden has not told us about their dining options.

Yes, Zoology Museum and Botanic Garden is wheelchair friendly.

Yes, Zoology Museum and Botanic Garden have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Zoology Museum and Botanic Garden has not told us if they are dog friendly.


Cant believe it was free 5 out of 5 stars

Had a great time - we took a picnic and ate in the garden kids were fascinated found frogs kn the ponds seen deer in yhe garden and seen stuffed animals we never knew existed. My girls weee 4,6,14 & 17 something for everyone - cant believe it was all free - great day out x

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