Family Day (21 May)
Visit the Science Oxford Centre for a unique family experience. Explore, discover and play in the Exploration Zone, pick up an activity sheet and follow our woodland nature trails.
Your ticket includes two hours in the Exploration Zone and access to our outdoor Water Lab and woodland all day. Please wear suitable clothing and note the woodland will close at 5.30pm, with last entrance recommended no later than 5pm.
Children and grown-ups alike have fun experimenting with interactive exhibits in the Exploration Zone, where you can create and test flying designs at the Air Table, marvel at momentum with spinning discs at the Turntable, and try to beat the Scarf-shooter. Mini-engineers can build a giant magnetic ball run, or test what’s hot and what’s not with the Curious Camera. Brainiacs can solve puzzles, light up circuits and get the cogs whirring with our fun, mind-melting activities.
Our ‘Water Lab’ outdoor 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.
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.
If you cannot attend, you can request a refund or transfer your ticket to another day yourself via Eventbrite.
Science Oxford Centre visiting information and FAQs on our website here.
On our open days, we may take general photos of families in the Exploration Zone and in the woodland for our social media and the Science Oxford website to publicise our programmes. If you don’t want to be photographed, please let one of our Science Oxford staff know on signing in.
- 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.
Phone – 01865 810000
Email – [email protected]
Science Oxford Centre
Quarry Rd, Headington, Oxford, OX3 8SB
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