Explore Scotland’s exceptional marine habitats and wildlife in the all new Discovery Experience at the Scottish Seabird Centre.

The new exhibits and games, designed in partnership with the expert team from Glasgow Science Centre, have been created to engage people of all ages and abilities in the diverse wildlife found around Scotland’s shores. Kids will love chasing gannets and swimming with dolphins with their Virtual Reality Bass Rock dive, learning how fulmars protect themselves from predators with the fulmar game and immersing themselves in the daily 3D films.

The interactive cameras on the Bass Rock have been fully upgraded, enabling visitors to enjoy the live action straight from the world’s largest northern gannet colony.  Guillemots, razorbills, seals and puffins can all be viewed in their natural habitat from the additional cameras on the islands in the Firth of Forth. The expert staff in the Discovery Experience are on hand to talk visitors through what can be seen throughout the year and highlight the latest wildlife sightings. 

Summer holiday fun kicks off with their ever-popular live science shows (6+) running daily throughout the summer holidays (included with admission). Professor Egghead’s brand-new show, ‘Climate Sale’ (when it’s gone, it’s gone) will explore how changes in our shopping habits could help combat the climate crises and for younger visitors (2+) there are marine themed puppet shows each weekend of the holiday.

For those looking to get more hands-on, the Community Beach clean takes place at 10am on Sunday 5 April. Run in partnership with North Berwick in Bloom and East Lothian Countryside Rangers it is open to everyone and all equipment is provided, all that’s needed is enthusiasm and plenty of warm clothing!

Boat season begins on the 28th of March. Seabird Centre boat trips (in partnership with Seafari) offer the perfect opportunity to experience the amazing wildlife in the Firth of Forth first-hand. The Centre offers a range of different boat trips, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy from exhilarating RIB trips, to the more relaxed Catamaran Cruise and the incredible Bass Rock landing or photography tours.

Don’t forget to pop into the gift shop for lots of eco-friendly gifts and enjoy the Seabird café, with amazing views out to Bass Rock.


In light of the developing Covid-19 crisis opening times and events are likely to change, but we are hopeful that summer events will progress as planned. Please see our website for latest updates.

The Harbour, North Berwick EH39 4SS | www.seabird.org