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Super Science Days Out

Written by Rachel Cave

Let’s go on a super science day out… I wonder what we’ll see?
At Winchester Science Centre, W5 Science and Royal Observatory!
From learning about space, animals and technology,
These fab science spots are just the place to be!

Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London

There’s loads to see and do for kids aged 3 and over. See the Meridian line which represents Longitude 0º and stand with one side on the Eastern Hemisphere and one of the Western Hemisphere! The Royal Observatory is also the only observatory in London and is home the UK’s largest refracting telescope, the Harrison timekeepers and Greenwich Mean Time! Find out more.

Winchester Science Centre, Winchester, Hampshire

There’s loads of hands-on and interactive exhibits at the Winchester Science Centre, to get every child excited about science no matter their age or ability! Find out more.

Clifton Observatory, Camera Obscura and Cave, Bristol

Kids will love learning all about this unique camera obscura, one of only two still operating and open to the public! The camera projects a panoramic view of the surrounding area onto the white surface of the interior and there is even an underground passage to Ghyston’s Cave where you can see Bristol’s Suspension Bridge. Find out more.

Science Museum, South Kensington, London

There’s loads to learn about every facet of science from space to technology for kids of all ages, even under 5s! From 1st June to 16th December, they are also running a special engineering event for those aged between 11 and 15 and are considering a career in engineering. Teenagers can come along to test their skills and be inspired by the vast opportunities available within engineering. Find out more.

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

The Museum of the History of Science is home to over 10,000 scientific instruments and hosts loads of family friendly events and workshops that are fun for adults and children! Find out more.

 Kielder Observatory, Haltwhistle, Northumberland

The Kielder Observatory is one of the best places in the country to stargaze and explore the skies. Keep an eye out for one of their family events and workshops to help you learn more about what you can see above. Find out more.

Thinktank Science Museum, Birmingham

The Thinktank Science Museum is the perfect combination of education and fun in a day out. Curious kids can discover the fast, investigate the present and predict the future! From fossils to a planetarium there’s something new to be learnt for everyone, old and young! Find out more.

Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester

Explore science and industry through fun and interactive exhibits and the 4D cinema. Learn about how tornadoes occur, how the human body words, how communication technology have developed over time and smell a Victorian sewer! Find out more.

Satrosphere Science Centre, Aberdeen, Scotland

Kids will love getting stuck in with interactive and hands-on exhibitions. This summer they have a special robotics exhibition where visitors can meet a whole host of robot models, cyborgs and androids! Find out more.

 Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow, Scotland

There’s loads to learn about at Glasgow Science Centre, from the workings of the human body to the mysteries of the Universe. There is also an IMAX theatre so you can take the family to see a large-scale film in stunning surround sound. Find out more.

W5 Science, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Explore over 250 interactive exhibits and discover something new at every one! There’s a special area that specifically caters for younger visitors, START, where little ones can customise a real Mini  car, play with ball canons and even watch your skeleton ride a bike! Until 26th March, they have an event called ‘The Silent Science Show’ where you can enjoy slapstick science fun in black and white and with no sound! Find out more.

Cambridge Science Centre, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Kids will love learning about all the mysteries and wonders of science. They’ll be able to look through a spectroscope, which will let you see the colours of light in a way that the naked eye cannot, and see how an electrical current passing through a single wire can make is generate enough of its own energy to jump around! Find out more.

@Bristol Science Centre, Bristol

There’s something to excite and inspire visitors of all ages at @Bristol Science Centre. Explore the sensory arcade, feast your eyes on yummy food and take a tour of the solar system with the UK’s first ever digital 3D planetarium! Find out more.

The Observatory Science Centre, Hailsham, East Sussex

The former Royal Greenwich Observatory is has beautiful domes and telescopes as well as an amazing hands-on learning experience to get kids excited about science! Find out more.

Bayfordbury Observatory, Hertford, Hertfordshire

Kitted out with some of the most up-to-date technology including 7 large optical telescopes the Bayfordbury Observatory is an amazing, high definition planetarium. Find out more.

Dundee Science Centre, Dundee

Fully in line with the formal national curriculum, Dundee Science Centre is a great place to take the kids to improve their science knowledge around what they’ll get taught at school and they’ll have loads of fun at the same time. Find out more.

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre, Widnes, Cheshire

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre is the perfect place to show kids that science and learning can also be a whole lot of fun! Explore loads of amazing interactive displays, workshops and activities that will all support what kids learn at school. Find out more.

FAST Farnborough Air Science Trust Museum, Warwickshire

Farnborough, as an area, has contributed so much to the development of aeronautical science and this museum reflects the history and heights of this technology. It’s super child-friendly and kids will love seeing loads of different aircrafts, a fully working wind tunnel, models and so much more! Find out more.

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Science has famous roots, with it’s most famous student being Charles Darwin and therefore there is an exhibit dedicated to his work. There is also loads to learn about fossils, gemstones, minerals, marine reptiles and so much more! Find out more.

Whipple Museum of The History of Science, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Founded in 1944 by Robert Stewart Whipple, the Whipple Museum of the History of Science is home to an incredible collection of scientific instruments, apparatus, models, pictures, prints, books and more. It’s a great way to show children how science practices and studies have changed over the years and to get a real appreciation of how far science and technology has come. Find out more.

Magna Science Adventure Centre, Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Kids will love discovering science and expanding their knowledge about the laws of nature at this amazing centre. The museum has over 100 exhibits to inspire and entertain children whilst they learn about the four elements: air, water, earth and fire. Find out more.

Do you know any more super science days out? We’d really love to know! Someone else might love it, and really want to give them a go! If you’ve got ideas, suggestions or reviews, you can shout all about it on whatever channel you choose!

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