School Visits to the Science Oxford Centre

Primary and early years children can experience the excitement of experimenting and making their own discoveries on your school visit to the Science Oxford Centre. Our range of STEM activities are designed to engage and challenge, from the hands-on delights of our Exploration Zone to workshops, shows, pond dipping and guided walks in our 15 acres of woodland. We also have shows for all ages in our inflatable planetarium in the autumn term.

Science Oxford Centre has been awarded the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom’s Quality Badge, a seal of approval that shows that our primary education programme is of a high standard. The Quality Badge certificate was first awarded in 2019 after the Centre opening, and was re-awarded in 2022, reflecting our continued quality offering (read more).

What does a school visit involve?

School visits run from 10am until 2pm, and we can accommodate up to 100 pupils a day. You can book for 1, 2 or 3 groups from your school, depending on availability.

Your visit includes a session in the Exploration Zone plus the choice of two of the following: a Workshop, a Show, or a Woodland Walk.

School visits cost £10* per pupil, with a group minimum charge of £200* (*All prices subject to VAT).

All member schools get a 15% discount.

Watch our videos below to find out what teachers and pupils say about their visits to the Science Oxford Centre.

Before you book, watch our short film showcasing activities in the Science Oxford Centre, or have a look at our Centre map and floor plan to see more about our facilities.

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Your school visit to our Centre

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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

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Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge

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

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