Creative Computing Club – Moonbuggies (Ages 9-12)

Saturday, 14th May 2022
10AM - 11.30AM
12.30PM - 2PM
3PM - 4.30PM
Suitable for ages 9-12 / Accompanied
£8 + booking fee per child / adults free
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As NASA’s robotic spacecraft explorers await ‘Artemis’ astronauts to join them on the moon, we’ll be programming Python and a BBC micro:bit to communicate with model moon-buggies across space! At this month’s Creative Computing Club, there’ll be plenty of lunar challenges to face – including guiding the buggies to pick up ‘moon rock’ samples using a servo-controlled grabbing claw. There’s also the time delay between Earth and the moon to grapple with – 1.255 seconds can be a long time when you’re trying to navigate an already rocky mission!

All Creative Computing Club sessions must be accompanied by an adult (adult entrance free).

Your ticket

Includes your timed Creative Computing Cub session + access to our woodland and outdoor Water Lab exhibit until 5.30pm.

For information on our booking terms and conditions visit here.

Water Lab

Our ‘Water Lab’ self-guided exhibit allows visitors to carry out a range of water-based play, investigation and problem solving activities. Experiment with floating and sinking, adjust the water flow from a trickling stream to a raging current or test your own ideas with other interchangeable accessories. We advise bringing a change of dry clothes in case you get wet. Children must be supervised by their adult at all times.

Café Closed

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Café will be closed, apologies for any inconvenience. Families are welcome to bring picnics and snacks to eat at our lunch tables.


For information on our refund policy and event terms and conditions visit here.

Can’t attend?

If you cannot attend, you can request a refund or transfer your ticket to another day yourself via Eventbrite.

Visiting information

Science Oxford Centre visiting information and FAQs on our website here.

Visit Safely

  • We recommend booking tickets in advance
  • We request that visitors wear face coverings inside the Centre (age 11+)
  • We have reduced capacities for our indoor activities
  • The Science Oxford Centre will be well ventilated, with windows and doors open
  • Hand sanitizer is available upon entering, inside and on exiting the Science Oxford Centre
  • If you are showing symptoms of Covid-19 or are in a vulnerable group, please stay at home – you can transfer your ticket to another day (you can do this yourself via Eventbrite or contact us if you have any issues).


Science Oxford welcomes all children to our events. If you or your child has additional needs, please get in touch to discuss how we can best support your child to make the most of the club. Contact [email protected].

Science Oxford is committed to inclusion and we recognise that cost is sometimes a barrier. Families could be eligible for funded places for several reasons; for example, if your child receives free school meals or is a looked-after child. To find out more and to book one of these free places, please contact [email protected]. We welcome enquiries from organisations and individuals supporting families who may benefit from funded places at any of our clubs.


Phone: 01865 810000

Email: [email protected]


Science Oxford Centre
Quarry Rd, Headington, Oxford, OX3 8SB


Science Oxford Centre
Quarry Rd, Headington, Oxford, OX3 8SB

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Creative Computing Club - Moonbuggies (Ages 9-12)