Saturday Science Club Oxford – Colour Catchers (ages 5-9)

Saturday, 21st May 2022
10AM - 11.30AM
12.30PM - 2PM
3PM - 4.30PM
Suitable for ages 5-9 / Accompanied
£8 + booking fee per child / adults free
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Catch a rainbow with amazing colour chemistry at this month’s Saturday Science Club. Try your hand at ‘pen chromatography’ and discover hidden hues in felt-tip pens. Experiment with kitchen science using colour-changing vegetables, or write secret messages with lemon juice and baking powder. Mix up liquids, cups and a paper towel and see a walking rainbow before your very eyes – a great trick of the light to ‘wow’ friends and family at home!

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Includes your timed Saturday Science Club session + access to our woodland and outdoor Water Lab exhibit until 5.30pm.

About Saturday Science Club

Our fun sessions for ages 5-9 are designed to engage children and their families with STEM: science, technology, engineering and maths. Through entertaining demos and hands-on activities, children have a chance to learn, explore, question and investigate different areas of science. Each month has a different theme, so you can try something new each time if you attend regularly.

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

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Saturday Science Club Oxford - Colour Catchers (ages 5-9)