Visitor Information for Schools

The Science Oxford Centre is open to schools Tuesday – Friday during term time.

School visits cost £9* per pupil, with a group minimum charge of £180* (*All prices subject to VAT).
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Getting here

Our address is: Science Oxford Centre, Quarry Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 8SB

Travel by coach

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

If arriving by coach, we will meet you on Quarry Road at the entrance to Douglas Downes Close from 9:45am.

Our staff will ensure your safety walking up the access road. This 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.

Travel 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.

Travel on foot

If you are arriving on foot, we will meet you on Quarry Road at the entrance to Douglas Downes Close from 9:45am, and ensure your safety walking up the access road.

Call us to discuss your requirements on 01865 810 000 or email [email protected].


Risk Assessments

Download our Risk Assessments for your school visit here.


The health and well-being of our visitors and staff is our highest priority. Please see here to view our COVID-19 Risk Assessment For Schools. We can work with your school to ensure you have a safe visit. You can also contact us to discuss your requirements by email to [email protected] or call 01865 810 000.



The Science Oxford Centre is designed to be accessible to anyone with disability and mobility needs or other special requirements. We recommend viewing and sharing some of our Accessible Resources with your class ahead of your visit – please see below for our Virtual Tour, Visual Stories and Exploration Zone Exhibit Guides.

If you require use of a minibus or disabled parking space, please let us know in advance via [email protected]

Please also contact us in advance to discuss your circumstances or any specific requirements, via [email protected] or 01865 810 000.

Teacher Taster Sessions at the Science Oxford Centre

If you would like to visit and explore the Science Oxford Centre before making a booking, please get in touch. Our Teacher Taster Sessions are free to book and provide early years and primary school teachers with an opportunity to come and explore our Centre. They aim to support teachers in understanding the facilities and what we can offer ahead of making a booking, and/or to serve as a site visit for teachers who have already booked a visit date.

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Post-Visit Resources

Here are some follow up resources for you use with your class after a visit to the Science Oxford Centre. They include 5-15 minute activities, which can be used during registration time or dedicated discussion times with your class.

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