Summer at the Science Oxford Centre
Pack the brain cells, a tonne of enthusiasm and your wellies and head on up to our Science Oxford Centre for a series of family open days this summer. Rain or shine, there’s something for everyone to enjoy – it’s a completely new and unique experience for Oxford and one which might leave you seeing the world differently.
Try out our bright and colourful Exploration Zone, complete with an array of hands-on exhibits that give you the freedom to explore, discover and play. And we’ve already discovered that they’re as much fun for adults as they are for children – a bumper-sized fun factory for investigation and creativity.
Try out the scarf-shooter and build a giant marble run; create flying objects that hover over the air table, connect flashing lights and big buttons on our circuit challenge and outwit your opponent with a geological version of ‘Guess Who?’*
*This version contains fossils, rocks and even dino-poo!
Outside, there’s ample opportunity to explore nature and enjoy the sunshine in our 15-acre woodland. Follow the trails through the trees, check out our stunning ponds and see what wildlife you can spot. There are picnic benches if you fancy bringing lunch and the Black Lemon café is open (weekdays only.)
Find out more about the Science Oxford Centre by listening to a BBC Oxford radio interview with our Communications Director Jude Eades and our Ecology expert, Roger Baker, who gives the inside info on the restoration work and plans for the woodland. You can listen here from around 1:06:30 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07c893n
Family Open Days:
Saturday 31stAugust – International Bat Weekend Special
Ticket includes Exploration Zone and access to woodland – book here. We can’t wait to see you!
Find out what to expect at the centre here.
For information on our terms and conditions visit here.