01462 443050 stemdc@nhc.ac.uk

Shows And Activities

Admission gives you automatic access to our Exploration and Inspiration Zones. You can also select an assortment of additional shows, workshops and make and take activities, from our ‘pick’n’mix’ style menu

Hands-On
We offer a wide range of shows and activities, linked to key stage 2 and 3 curriculum. Our amazing team lead all of our shows and hands-on activities. Our STEM experts have many years’ experience between them and have inspired thousands of budding scientists and engineers.

Get Involved

Our interactive science shows cover diverse topics including sound, magnetism and event the science of the bodily functions! Our shows keep visitors on the edge of their seats and there are loads of opportunities for audience participation

Make And Take / Create and Take

We have a wide range of ‘make and take’ and ‘create and take’ activities where visitors will follow instructions to produce their own item to take home. Our incredible take home items include real slime or paper rockets or the opportunity to design, make and race balloon powered cars.

Experiment

Our investigation workshops encourage visitors to observe, analyse and experiment. Our varied selection of workshops includes the opportunity to conduct a blood pattern analysis or create their own stop motion animation clip. 

STEM Discovery Centre Shop
We also have a small shop area that provides a selection of pocket money priced science based toys, gadgets and mementos.
Education Programme Brochure
2019/20

We offer a wide range of curriculum linked shows and activities, led by our amazing STEM experts, who have already inspired thousands of budding scientists and engineers.

For more details about our range of activities available, please request a copy of our Education Programme Brochure here.

What We Offer
Our Programmes

We want you to have a fantastic experience when you visit us and to ensure that we meet your requirements we have devised a pick ‘n’ mix of activities.

We can tailor your schedule to your group’s needs.

For more details about customised options for older children please get in contact.

Pick N Mix Selection
Science Shows: £1 per child

Our interactive science shows cover diverse topics including sound, magnetism and even the science of bodily functions! Our shows keep visitors on the edge of their seats and there are always loads of opportunities for audience participation.

Each show lasts 30-45 minutes and can be adapted to your requirements.

Make and Take Activities: £2 per child
The activities provide each child with a take home item. Each activity lasts 45-60 minutes.

With selected activities developed by the UK Space Agency and Mars Challenge UK.

Create and Take Activities: £3 per child
The activities provide each child with a take home item. Each activity lasts 45-60 minutes.

With selected activities developed by the UK Space Agency and Mars Challenge UK.

Investigation Workshop: £4 per child
These half-day activities are based around ideas of working scientifically, problem solving and teamwork. Each activity lasts 90+ minutes.
Outreach Visits
We can offer a maximum of 4 sessions per day, for up to 30 children / 1 class at a time for activities. Shows can cater to whole school, depending on space available.

Flat rate fee of £150 for 1 member of the STEM Discovery Centre staff. The pricing is a guide to our charges for visiting your school. There will be additional expenses if an overnight stay is required.

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What Our Visitors are Saying

A thoroughly enjoyable and educational day for everybody, both children and staff

Year 5 Teacher – Trinity St Mary’s

Bringing learning in the classroom to life. Real experiences and opportunities for pupils.

Year 2 teacher – Hillborough Infants School

I learnt about Mars and the robots. I hated science but you made me love it

Year 5 student – Trotts Hill

A day of good maths content, particularly the practical applications of mathematics. The girls really enjoyed it!

Year 7 Teacher – Bedford Girls School