Wallace and Gromit brought to Aberdeen by Shell!
Apr 01, 2010
The ‘Wallace and Gromit Exhibition’ currently in residence at the Satrosphere Science Centre in Aberdeen has been a great success with more than 11,000 people through the doors so far and school visits booked to occur continuously to the end of its run on the 18th April.
The exhibition has been brought to Aberdeen by Shell through sponsorship of the exhibition funding school visits and transport to and from the centre for them.
As part of the sponsorship, Shell held a family day at the science centre on 28th February for staff and their families which was a roaring success. In addition to the regular Satrosphere activities and the Wallace and Gromit exhibition, the Shell family day attendees were treated to face painters, science buskers, and balloon modellers.
The exhibition features some of the real handcrafted sets used in the Aardman feature film 'Curse of the Were Rabbit’, as well as the famous Wallace and Gromit characters. Visitors discover how the animators' ideas are made a reality through the magic of stop motion animation and have a chance to create a character, explore sound effects, and even make a stop motion mini movie!
"This sponsorship gave us the opportunity to bring to Aberdeen what is a wonderful fusion of science, technology and entertainment. It is great that we could share this with staff and their families and, in so doing, give them a glimpse of what we do in the community and a grand day out!" said Steve Harris, Head of Communications at Shell in Aberdeen.
The Satrosphere is Aberdeen’s science and discovery centre and was the first of it’s kind when it opened its doors to the public in 1988. The centre has over 50 hands-on interactive exhibits and live science shows which inspire the scientist within and entertain the whole family.
Satrosphere's exhibits offer interactive ways for visitors to discover more about the world around them and the science of how things work.
As a member of the Scottish Science Centre Network, the centre exists to offer inspiring science experiences for learners of all ages, supporting school and community education, and Curriculum for Excellence.
This summer the Satrosphere will host the exciting ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’ exhibition.