Visitor Information for Schools

The Science Oxford Centre is open to schools on weekdays during term time.
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Please note – masks / face coverings are now required for visitors inside the Centre (age 11+).

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 we have put measures in place to ensure you can enjoy your time at the Science Oxford Centre safely. We are 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 will work with each 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 810 003. You can view our COVID-19 Risk Assessment For Schools here.


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 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.

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 810 003 or email [email protected]

Our address is: Science Oxford Centre, Quarry Road, 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 810 000 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.

Teacher Taster Evenings at the Science Oxford Centre

If you would like to visit us for a tour of the Science Oxford Centre, please get in touch. These FREE sessions 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. To find out more or enquire about making a Teacher Taster evening booking, contact us at [email protected]

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