School Visits to the Science Oxford Centre


The Science Oxford Centre is an inspirational science visit for 3-11 year-olds. Our range of STEM activities is designed to engage and challenge, from the hands-on exhibits in the Exploration Zone to STEM-focussed workshops, shows as well as outdoor learning, including pond dipping and guided woodland walks in our 15 acres of woodland. Our outdoor learning experiences link to indoor activities which all tie in with the working scientifically skills at the heart of the national curriculum.

Book ahead to reserve your preferred date.

What you need to know before you book:

School visits run from 10am-2pm, Tuesday to Friday. We can accommodate up to 100 pupils a day and can host 1, 2 or 3 groups (up to 35 pupils in each group) from two schools each day. Each group must be accompanied by a minimum of 3 adults.

Each visit includes a session in the Exploration Zone plus the choice of two different activities selected from a workshop, show, or a woodland walk. We will arrange the schedule for your chosen activities for the day.


School visits cost £10 per pupil with a group minimum charge of £200 (all prices subject to VAT). Membership of Science Oxford gives schools a 15% discount. We will invoice you after your school visit.

Find out more:

Watch our videos below to find out what teachers and pupils say about their visits to the Science Oxford Centre. We recommend attending one of our free Teacher Taster sessions before visiting the Science Oxford Centre. For further information see information below or contact us on [email protected] or 01865 810 000.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Science Oxford Centre.

What a wonderful experience we all enjoyed last week, the adults and the children. How fortunate to have access to such a stimulating environment on the door step...

Barton Park School, Oxford

They absolutely loved it. They've been talking about it all week and their parents have said they were talking about it all weekend too. It is the first trip where not a single child said that lunchtime was their favourite bit!

Primary teacher