Visitor Information

The Science Oxford Centre is open for public visits every other Saturday from 14th September 2019.

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There are limited places, so booking in advance is essential.


A visit to the Science Oxford Centre lasts for 2 hours and ticket price includes the Exploration Zone and a self-guided woodland walk.

  • £6 per person + online booking fee.
  • £20 for a group ticket (up to 4 people, must include at least one adult) + online booking fee.

Getting here

Walking and cycling

Oxford is a city of cyclists so why not jump on your bike and cycle up to site!  We have plenty of cycle parking and there’s a FREE Science Oxford bike seat cover for all cyclists.


PickMeUp is an on-demand ride-sharing minibus service which uses virtual bus stops within a short walkable distance from where you are, if you live within the catchment area. The Science Oxford Centre is on the bus route (ask for the Stansfeld Park stop) and you’ll be dropped off near the top of the drive to the site. More information can be found here.

Nearest scheduled service bus stops:

Mason’s Road and Titup Hill Drive (5/6 min walk.)

Windmill Road (10 min walk)

Old Road/Girdlestone Road (12 min walk).

Serviced by buses coming in all directions, including Thornhill Park and ride (900); Oxford Airport, Oxford Parkway Train Station, Water Eaton Park & Ride, Summertown and Marston (700); Abingdon, Cumnor, Botley, Oxford Train Station and Oxford city centre (4/4A); Cowley and Temple Cowley (10 or U5).

The Science Oxford Centre is in The Oxford Bus Company’s City Zone and Oxford Smart Zone.

Park & Ride

Thornhill Park & Ride – 900 bus runs every 30 minutes to Windmill Road then either a 15 min or 9 minutes by bike.  The Pick Me Up service also covers this location.

Water Eaton Park & Ride – 700 bus runs every 30 minutes to Windmill Road

By Car

Parking is available on site during evenings and at weekends but is on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is also limited 2-hour (and 3-hour) free parking available on Quarry Road. Where possible we recommend that you walk, cycle or use public transport.

Weekend and evening disabled parking does not require booking. For more information or if you require weekday daytime disabled parking, please call 01865 810000.

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

*Please note that only assistance dogs are allowed on site. No other dogs are permitted to enter the woodland or buildings at any time.


The Science Oxford Centre is designed to be accessible to anyone with disability and mobility needs or other special requirements. To discuss your requirements please email [email protected] 

Assistance dogs are welcome.

Food and drink

Families can bring picnics to eat in the under-cover seated area.

Black Lemon cafe on site is open daily during the week and selected dates for Family Open Days. Opening times: 10am-4pm serving sandwiches, cakes and refreshments.

For information on our terms and conditions visit here.



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