Welcome to Wild Dolphins

The Wild Dolphins have now left the streets of Aberdeen!

If you want one more chance to see the 50 spectacular life-sized fibreglass sculptures of bottlenose dolphins them head to Marischal College from 5-7th September for the final farewell. 

Organised by Wild in Art with The ARCHIE Foundation, the official charity of the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, and Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), the dolphins will then be auctioned to raise money for the two charities.

The finished designs include a pirate, a diver and Spiderman, and dolphins made of mosaics, wool and willow, so there is sure to be something that appeals to everyone – we’d love to hear which is your favourite!  

Our talented artists have taken inspiration from the sea, trees, birds, space, local industry, the Northern Lights and the media.

Locations include the beach esplanade, Footdee, Aberdeen Harbour, Duthie Park, Hazlehead Park, Marischal College, the Castlegate, Aberdeen University, Union Square, Bon Accord and St Nicholas Centres and Balnagask Golf Course, as well as Torry Battery, a known hotspot for watching real dolphins.

To find out exactly where to see the Wild Dolphins, download our trail map here: Wild Dolphins Map

Please be aware that Luna is now in place at Park Inn.

Important information about the opening times in which to visit the following ‘indoor’ dolphins:

Don the Dolphin – Union Square  Mon-Fri 9am – 8pm, Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 11am-5pm

Disco Dolphin – Paramount Bar, best time to visit is 3-7pm Fri and Sat. A second plaque will be displayed in the window of Paramount shortly, so you can see him at any time or day and then scan the barcode.

Eric – Aberdeen Central Library, Mon & Weds 9am-8pm, Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat 9am-5pm

Golfin Dolphin – Trinity Centre, Mon – Wed, Fri & Sat 9am-6pm, Thurs 9am – 8pm, Sun 11am – 6pm

Pola – Aberdeen Music Hall, Mon-Sat 9.30- 5pm

Sea Dog – Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Tues- Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12- 3pm

Spot The Dolphin – Bon Accord Shopping Centre, Mon-Weds & Fri-Sat 9am-6pm, Thurs 9am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm

Wooly Wallace – Aberdeen Art Gallery, Tues- Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm


If you have any questions please email Stine Bang:  stine.bang@whales.org


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