Spring Family Day (20 April)

Wednesday, 20th April 2022
Session Times:
Suitable for ages 3+ (all welcome)
£6 per person or £20 for a family ticket (4 people, must include 1 adult) under 3s free
All visitors must purchase a ticket / Woodland access all day
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Visit the Science Oxford Centre for a unique family experience this Easter holiday. Explore, discover and play in the Exploration Zone, pick up an activity sheet and follow our spring woodland nature trails.

Your ticket

Your ticket includes two hours in the Exploration Zone and access to our woodland all day. Please wear suitable clothing and note the woodland will close at 5.30pm, with last entrance recommended no later than 5pm.

Exploration Zone

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.

Live Lab

At our Live Lab you can meet with a real-life scientist or a member of our Science Oxford team, to either take part in an interactive activity or to conduct a mini experiment of your own. This drop-in activity is included as part of your 2-hour Exploration Zone session.

Water Lab

Our outdoor ‘Water Lab’ 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, and children must be supervised by their adult at all times.


Skogen Café will be open to Family Day visitors between 10am-4pm. We recommend ordering hot food before 12:30pm, to avoid disappointment. The decking and outdoor canopy area will also be available for sitting and eating, in addition to the indoor café area.

Booking terms

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.


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.

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].

Parking: There is not usually car parking for visitors on weekdays, due to our Innovation Centre clients. We may have limited spaces, and we will contact you nearer the time to let you know. There is alternative parking in the area, including limited 2-hour, and 3-hour, free parking available on Quarry Road.

Disabled parking at the Centre – please contact us for anyone with disability and mobility needs or other special requirements at [email protected]

Bike racks available

Contact information

Phone – 01865 810000

Email – [email protected]


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

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