School visiting Information

Spring update 2021

The Science Oxford Centre is now open to schools and we are taking bookings for the 2021–2022 academic year.

Visiting our Centre

The health and well-being of our visitors and staff is our highest priority. We are following Government recommendations to minimise the risk of person-to-person transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and have put new measures in place to ensure you can enjoy your time at the Science Oxford Centre safely. You will find this information on our booking page and will email you with further details before your visit. You can also view our COVID-19 Risk Assessment For Schools.

We are now limiting our Science Oxford Centre bookings to one school per day so that any school visiting will not come in to contact with any other school during their time with us. We can accommodate class bubbles, year group bubbles, and are happy to discuss what we can do if you have any other bubble arrangements.

We will work with each school to ensure you have a safe visit. Please contact us to discuss your requirements by email [email protected] or call 01865 810 003.

Science Oxford Centre

We’re looking forward to welcoming your school group to the Science Oxford Centre.

Your visit will be for the whole day, from 10.00–14.00 and we can accommodate up to 100 pupils a day, divided into 3 groups.

You can book for 1, 2 or 3 groups from your school. Your visit includes a session in the Exploration Zone plus a Workshop, and a Show or a Woodland Walk.


  • £8 per pupil*
  • Accompanying adults FREE of charge
  • Minimum group charge is £160*
  • Member schools would get a 15% discount*

*All prices subject to VAT

Getting here

By coach or on foot – if you are travelling to the Science Oxford Centre by coach or on foot, we will meet you on Quarry Road at the entrance to Douglas Downes Close from 9:45am.

A member of staff will ensure your safety walking up the road. The road is inaccessible to coaches and if the weather is wet you will need to make sure children are protected from the rain. The walk up to site takes 5-10 minutes. We will walk you back down the drive at the end of your visit.

If your school are travelling via coach, please download the coach and bus route map to pass on to your travel provider.

By minibus – the driveway is accessible to minibuses and we have two dedicated parking spaces on-site. Please let us know in advance if you are coming by minibus.

Call us to discuss your requirements on 01865 810003 or email [email protected]

Our address is Science Oxford Centre, Stansfeld Park, Headington, Oxford, OX3 8SB


The Science Oxford Centre is designed to be accessible to anyone with disability and mobility needs or other special requirements. Please contact us in advance to discuss your circumstances on 01865 810003 or email [email protected]

Risk Assessments

Download our Risk Assessments for your school visit here.

Post-visit Resources

Here are some follow up resources for you use with your class after a visit to the Science Oxford Centre. We always welcome feedback on such resources. If you have any feedback please send it to [email protected]

Balls Down the Wall Post-Visit Activity

Curious Camera Post-Visit Activity

Guess What Post-Visit Activity

Microscopes Post-Visit Activity

Steer The Gears Post-Visit Activity

Your Favourite Exhibit Post-Visit Activity

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