British Science Week

British Science Week (BSW): March

This is a ten-day programme of science, technology, engineering and maths event and activities that take place across the UK.

The Centre offers a special programme for pre-booked groups, plus an activity weekend and open evening for all visitors.

BSW at The Centre

Each year we celebrate British Science Week with a Spectacular programme when we launch a new science show.

This show is offered alongside a workshop and our interactive exhibits and, where appropriate the science show and workshop compliment the BSW theme.
See galleries below for themes of recent years.

This is a popular time for school visits and places are limited so we recommend you book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Cost and How to Book

£6.25 per pupil: Science Show, Workshop and Hands-On Exhibits (indoors and out).
ALL supervising adults free of charge.

Shows last 30 - 40 minutes and take place throughout the day in the geodesic dome.
Telephone: 01323 832731


Our new show is Operation Earth. We are very excited and proud to have been chosen as one of the 10 Centres Nationwide that are involved with this  project. For more information and resources see the Operation Earth website.
Earthy is feeling a little under the weather and is going to the doctors for a check-up. Join us together with the help of expert scientists, as we investigate what is bothering Earthy. Become a trainee environmental scientist and help us investigate Earthy's land, air and oceans, and see if together we can identify and find solutions to Earthy's problems.

  • Environmentail scientists helps us understand our changing planet
  • Research over a pertiod of time helps us identify patterns of change
  • There are a broad range of skills and areas of interest that environmental science covers
  • There is a role for everyone, from fieldwork to engineering, data analysis to satellite applications
  • Everyone can investigate and explore their natural environment
BSW in March
British Science Week (BSW) is a 10-day programme of around 4500 events running throughout the whole of the UK with the aim of celebrating science, engineering and technology and its importance in our lives. With no restrictions on who can organise events, the topics on which they are focused, the audience or the venue, the resulting programme is a hugely varied and eclectic mix suitable for people of all ages and abilities.
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