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An experience for all ages

The Ultimate STEM School Trip is an all-inclusive experience that lasts the whole day long. It's for children in KS1 (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2), KS2 (Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6) and lower KS3 (Year 7).

The workshops are linked to the curriculum. All you have to do is choose one out of six great options. Leave the rest to us – it's going to be a fantastic day.

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What's included?

  • There's a 45-minute curriculum-linked Discovery Workshop.
  • A live Planetarium show to suit your learning group's level.
  • Lots of time to explore the two floors that are full of interactive exhibits. Check out the exhibit spotlights in Sound, Hearing and Vibration and Explorer:Space for fun ways to interact with our exhibits. 

The only thing you need to do is choose the Discovery Workshop you want to book.

Plan your visit with our sensory schools map

The Discovery Workshops:

Destination Space (KS2)

Let's discover starlight secrets on this epic astronomical adventure. Young astro-engineers will experiment to see how to direct and deflect light in space. Wow!

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Matter (KS1 - KS3)

Let's investigate matter – especially a weird 'matter in the middle'. There's a sticky sensory workshop too. We'll make slime and make it stretch, twist and bounce.

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Bots (KS2 - KS3)

Who's smarter – a human or a robot? Program your own robot and find out! You'll even learn how to code and do a robot catwalk with spins and a rainbow light display.

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Rocketships (KS1-KS3)

Our rocket workshop is for budding engineers to learn about forces. Build, test and make your rockets amazing. Let's power them with fuel and fire and launch them too!

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Sound (KS2)

This is a loud, interactive workshop to explore how we hear sound and process it. Experiment with weird and wonderful gadgets. Reinvent yourself with differently positioned ears!

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Heart Heroes (KS1-KS2)

Let's find out more about our heart. What keeps it healthy? How can we look after it and how does it work. Discover our heart secrets by exploring the structure of a real pig or sheep heart. If you have any questions or concerns about this part of the workshop, please get in touch before booking.

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Accessibility info

Accessibility information for the Ultimate STEM School Trip

We can make changes to The Ultimate STEM School Trip to suit the needs of your children. We can offer a relaxed Planetarium screening. We'll give you visual supports for SEND and EAL pupils. We'll also send you pre-teaching resources before you visit.

If there are any other ways we can help or if you want to talk about individual needs, just ask our accessibility team. We're all here to help.

Check out our school groups social story PDF for students with SEND needs
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Teacher preview visits

Want to prepare for your school visit? You can get to know the site, complete your risk assessments and meet our team with a preview visit during school term time.

These sessions are completely free. You'll have a tour and chat with our team about what's available for schools. You can plan your visit  and, if you have any questions, just ask.

Get in touch with our education team to arrange your visit.

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We're a charity so we work really hard to break down any barriers to engagement. We're pleased to offer subsidies to the following schools:

State-funded schools (including academies, multi-academy trusts, free schools and University Technology Colleges) - 12% subsidy 

Our selected priority schools and all schools who have 17% or more students who receive free school meals - 60% subsidy

Don't forget to check out the different ways to support your travel expenses. The South Downs National Park have some great options available.

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  • Student
  • Student - 12% subsidy
  • Student - 60% subsidy
  • Accompanying adults
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Know before you go

Get ready for an action-packed adventure with our top tips. Writing a risk assessment? We can help with that too.

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I had a good time learning about planets and the Solar System. I liked making a rocket and decorating it.

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You made us have an amazing experience. I enjoyed the room with all the exhibits about space. 

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Thank you for a wonderful day. The time went so fast because there was so much to do. My favourite part of the day was the Planetarium. 


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SEND School Trip

SEND schools are welcome to visit on any day of the week. However, if you're looking for a slightly quieter experience, we have set dates throughout the year for SEND schools.

Get ready to explore science, engineering and space! Get hands-on with fun interactive exhibits. Play the huge 10-metre long guitar. Learn some British Sign Language. Delve into the mysteries of space flight. And so much more.

For even more wow, your visit includes a live Planetarium show. Fly through the stars in an unforgettable space adventure! And you get to choose either a science show or science workshop. So whether you want oohs and aahs from big science demos or to get stuck in with an awesome workshop we've got it covered.

Your day will look something like this:

  • 10.00 – Arrival
  • 10.30 – Workshop or science show
  • 11.30 – Time to explore the hands-on exhibits
  • 12.00 – Lunch
  • 12.30 – Time to explore the hands-on exhibits
  • 13.00 – Live Planetarium show

Your SEND school trip will take place at the same time as our Home Educators Days. They will have a capped capacity so that the experience is calmer. Please speak to our team about any specific accessibility requirements that you might have. 

Get in touch with our education team to find out more and book