Family Days

Every Saturday

Science Oxford Centre

Family Day


Visit the Science Oxford Centre for a unique family experience. Explore, discover and play in the Exploration Zone, where children and grown-ups alike have fun experimenting with interactive exhibits – create and test flying designs at the Air Table, build a giant magnetic ball run, and see what’s hot and what’s not with the Curious Camera. Experiment with water flow and dam building at the outdoor Water Lab.

With 15 acres of woodland and ponds, there’s plenty to explore outside too. Pick up an Explorer Backpack and trail map and see what wildlife you can spot.

Please note: Saturday 7 October is a Sensory-friendly Family Day with a lower capacity  – book here.

Saturdays in October include Live Labs in the Exploration Zone, part of IF Oxford science and ideas Festival.
Go on a pumpkin hunt in the woodland on Saturdays 21 and 28 October, spooky outfits encouraged!
Water Lab open April – October.

Session Times:
10am – 12pm
12.30pm – 2.30pm
3pm – 5pm
Suitable for ages 3+ (all welcome)
£7.50 per person (includes Eventbrite fee).
Every adult and child must have a ticket, but free tickets are available for Under 3s. Visitors are advised to purchase tickets in advance. Woodland access all day.


September 23, 2023

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September 30, 2023

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October 14, 2023

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October 21, 2023

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October 28, 2023

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Visiting information: Science Oxford Centre visiting information and FAQs here.

Email [email protected] for all event booking and visiting queries. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response, possibly longer over a weekend.

If you have an urgent query or require immediate assistance, please speak to a member of the team on 01865 810000 Monday – Saturday during office hours.

Ticket booking: For information on our refund policy and event terms and conditions visit hereIf you cannot attend, you can request a refund or transfer your ticket to another day via Eventbrite.

Group Booking – contact us for group booking enquiries.


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