Science Oxford Live

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Science Oxford Live is Oxfordshire’s cultural centre for science and enterprise. Science Oxford Live is the place for anyone and everyone to come and be engaged by the wonder of science.

Science Oxford Live is an experiment, and anyone who visits Science Oxford Live is taking part. We’re looking for the best and most effective ways of sharing the importance of science and the best way to do this is by experiment. We’ll try new types of exhibition and new ways to engage the public.
The discovery zone is an investigation area to experience science first-hand with equipment that allows you to fire a vortex or air, send secret whisper messages across the room, colour your shadow and much more.
All our activities are hands-on and we encourage you to explore science by playing. From soft foam building blocks to a video microscope, the discovery zone has something for curious minds of all ages.

Venue Type:

Science centre

Opening hours

Sat during Term Time
Mon-Sat during School Holidays

Closed: Sundays and Bank Holidays

Admission charges

Admission to Science Oxford Live is £3.50 per person / £11 for a family ticket (up to 5 people)
Events are £5 per person / £16 for a family ticket (up to 5 people)

Additional info

Birthday parties are available after school. From £100.

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Inventing Isobel

A school workshop for Key Stage 1 available in conjunction with a visit to Science Oxford Live
Isobel is a great inventor, or so she thinks. However with the pupils' help, she soon discovers that she has chosen some unusual materials for her inventions, and that she needs to think more about their properties before she creates something new.

How to obtain

Call 01865 810000 for booking.
£4 + VAT per pupil. Adults free. 2 hour session including Inventing Isobel show and visit to the discovery zone.

Joining Forces

An upper Key Stage 2 show in conjunction with a visit to the discovery zone at Science Oxford Live
Lilly loves Sir Isaac Newton and tries to get him to notice her. She has lots of demonstrations involving pushes, pulls, magnetism, gravity, air resistance and friction - and is always trying to show that girls are better than boys. Pupils use their own knowledge and ideas to try and catch her out!

How to obtain

Call 01865 810000
£4 + VAT per pupil. Adults Free
2 hours session including a visit to the discovery zone at Science Oxford Live

Primary Shows and Workshops for Oxfordshire ONLY

Science Oxford Next delivers show and workshops in Oxfordshire in your school, all designed to support science, mathematics and design & technology.
Shows can accomodate up to 60 pupils
Workshops can bu run for 30-60 pupils.
We can fit three KS 2 shows/workshops or five KS1 shows/workshops in a standard school day.

How to obtain

Check out the full menu of activities available on our website
Alternatively, call 01865 810000 to speak to our education staff

Science of Magic

A lower Key Stage 2 show to book in conjunction with a visit to the discovery zone at Science Oxford Live
Ziggy is the worst magician in the world. This show encourages pupils to ask 'How?' and 'Why?' as they use their observational skills, knowledge and creative thinking to help Ziggy come up with some cool tricks for his new magic show.

How to obtain

01865 810000
£4 + VAT per pupil. Adult Free.
2 hour session including a visit to the discovery zone at Science Oxford Live

Science Oxford Live
1-5 London Place
St. Clements



General Information


01865 810000


01865 791854

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