Teacher Taster Sessions

These FREE sessions provide early years and primary school teachers with an opportunity to come and explore our Science Oxford Centre. They aim to support teachers in understanding the facilities and what the Centre can offer ahead of making a booking, and/or to serve as a site visit for teachers who have already booked a visit date.

A typical session includes:

– Time to play and discover the hands-on exhibits in our Exploration Zone.
– A chance to explore our workshop activities in the Classroom (with light refreshments provided)
– A view of our Theatre, where our live shows are performed.
– An introduction to the Centre team and teaching ethos.
– An opportunity to experience part of our 15-acre Woodland and ponds (during spring/summer or daylight hours only).

Teacher Taster evenings are hosted monthly, typically on the first Thursday of the month, from 4pm – 5.30pm. Teachers are welcome to come alone, or as part of a small team. Please see the list of available dates below:

  • Thursday 3rd Feb 2022
  • Thursday 3rd Mar 2022
  • Thursday 7th April 2022
  • Thursday 12th May 2022
  • Thursday 9th June 2022
  • Thursday 7th July 2022

To find out more or enquire about making a Teacher Taster Session booking, please email [email protected] 

Here’s what teachers have been saying about the Science Oxford Centre:

“Thank you for a truly brilliant visit to the centre today – what an incredible facility you have created! I think the gasps from the children spoke for themselves as they walked into the Exploration Zone this morning. We thought the workshop worked really well and the woodland walk was a really big hit too, with lots to learn and explore on the site.”

Y4 Teacher – Headington Preparatory School

“I think it’s such a wonderful, fun, interactive site, so much opportunity to explore and learn. Great ethos, as the class teacher I know I could trust the Science Oxford staff to lead and teach the class.

Y1 Teacher – St Andrew’s CofE Primary School

I think the gasps from the children spoke for themselves as they walked into the Exploration Zone


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