Science

  • science school trip to Bristol
    Fire your students' imaginations on a science school trip to Bristol.
  • science school trip to Geneva
    A day trip to CERN from Geneva is a memorable way to study science outside the classroom.
  • science school trip to London
    London's Science Museum, the most visited science and technology museum across Europe.
  • science school trip to the Opal Coast
    The Planetarium at La Coupole is an excellent addition to a science school trip to the Opal Coast.
  • science school trip to Brussels
    Belgium offers a wealth of suitable science-themed visits suitable for school groups.

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Tomorrow’s curious chemists, budding biologists and potential physicians are supremely catered for across the UK and Europe, with museums and centres of science aplenty designed to inspire our next generation.

Whether it’s a look back at the innovative inventions of yesteryear, current technological trends, or striding steps forward in the fields of space travel, communications and medical research, students of all ages are more than adequately served on a scientific spectrum.

Opt for the capital cities and you’re rewarded with the powerhouse institutions of London’s Science Museum, the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris or the Science Center Spectrum in Berlin. Alternatively, follow in the footsteps of Galileo, Marie Curie or Leonardo da Vinci, with specialist visits to museums devoted to pioneers in the scientific sphere.

Suggested Science School Trip Itineraries

If you’re looking to concentrate on one principal city or region to really bring the subject of science to life, we can design a bespoke itinerary to suit not only your particular subject focus, but also your budget.

Equally, if you’d prefer a balance of specialist, scientific subject matter, coupled with the opportunity to see some of the city’s principal attractions (or simply have a bit of fun), we’ve got a wealth of tried and tested ideas to create the perfect, educationally-rich itinerary, all the while carving out a notch of all-important leisure time.

If you’ve got a science school trip in mind, or you don’t see quite what you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact us with your requirements and we’ll do our level best to exceed your expectations.

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Amsterdam & Dutch Coast

Inside Science Center NEMO - smallAmsterdam is an essential ingredient on any educational tour of the Netherlands, with the Dutch capital offering a wealth of sightseeing opportunities, from world-famous museums and art collections to a vibrant contemporary and cosmopolitan culture. For students of science, be sure to take in the NEMO Science Center, as well as the exciting Noordwijk Space Expo on the Dutch Coast.

Berlin

Spectrum Science Centre (c) SDTB - smallOne of our most popular destinations, Berlin is an ideal venue for general interest educational tours in addition to a wide variety of specialist subjects, including science, history and art. The German capital boasts a wealth of scientific institutions including the hands-on Science Center Spectrum as well as the Menschen Museum, the world’s first museum dedicated to the human body.

Bristol

Inside At Bristol (c) Visit Britain, Pawel Libera - smallCity of Brunel, Banksy, Wallace and Gromit, Bristol is the largest and liveliest city in the southwest and a popular destination for school groups. Famous for its Clifton Suspension Bridge across the Avon Gorge, groups can visit the SS Great Britain, the At-Bristol Science Centre, Bristol Zoo Gardens, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, or even take a tour of the BBC Bristol Studios.

Cardiff

Techniquest - smallThe Welsh capital, Cardiff is a proud city with a strong national identity. Any visit here should include Cardiff Castle, the Principality (Millennium) Stadium, Cardiff Bay and Techniquest, a hands-on science centre with over 130 interactive exhibits in addition to its Planetarium. There’s also the Doctor Who Experience, a must for all fans of the popular TV series.

Edinburgh

Camera_obscura_(c) Christian michelidesCapital of Scotland, Edinburgh is a monumental melting pot of historic, symbolic and iconic sights. From a scientific and educational perspective there’s plenty to see and do, including Our Dynamic Earth and Camera Obscura. A science school trip to Edinburgh could also include an excursion to Scotland’s second city, Glasgow, and its impressive Science Centre.

Futuroscope

futurexpo (c) Futuroscope - smallFrance’s largest amusement park after Disneyland Paris, Futuroscope is designed firmly with education and fun in mind. A brilliant visit for any age, Futuroscope caters particularly well for those studying media, communication and science, with a wealth of high-tech, thrilling experiences that will leave students mesmerised and exhilarated.

Japan

Where ancient tradition meets modern technology, Japan is a seamless fusion of culture and a thoroughly unique destination to discover. For students of science and technology, there’s a wealth of futuristic, technological and scientific wonders to provide subject-specific context. Highlights include the National Science Museum, Miraikan and Risupia.

London

Science Museum (c) visitlondonimages, britain on view - smallHeadlined by the world-famous Science Museum, London’s scientific institutions are as numerous as they are impressive. Combine a visit to and perhaps an educational workshop at the Science Museum or even the Young Scientist Centre at the Royal Institution, with a tour of some of the capital’s most popular attractions for the ultimate London experience.

New York

New York Hall of Science, Corona, QueensThere’s nowhere quite like New York, probably the most exhilarating and cosmopolitan city in the world. For students of science, visits to the New York Hall of Science, American Museum of Natural History and the Staten Island Museum should all be considered essential inclusions, yet the city boasts a wealth of other landmarks and cultural institutions to be explored.

Paris

Cité des Sciences (c) Paris Tourist Office, Jacques Lebar - smallThe cultural heart of Europe and without doubt, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Paris effortlessly combines grand neoclassical buildings, glorious monuments and a never-ending selection of galleries and museums. As well as the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, you’ve also got the Palais de la Découverte and the Marie Curie Museum to provide suitable subject focus on a science school trip.

UK

Leicesters_National_Space_CentreAcross the UK, there’s no shortage of science related museums and attractions to help really bring this fascinating subject to life. From the futuristic National Space Centre in Leicester to the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford, Mancester’s Museum of Science & Industry and Birmingham’s thinktank, explore science in all its many forms on a day away from the classroom.

Barcelona & Catalonia

barcelona-cosmocaixa-02Barcelona represents the ideal educational tour destination, combining high art by Picasso, Dalí and Miró and Gaudí’s flamboyant architecture with history, heritage and a proud Catalan culture, all perfectly topped off with a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere and sightseeing opportunities galore. The CosmoCaixa is great addition to a science school trip.

Boston

Boston Science Museum (c) Matthew Modoono - smallOne of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston is a city rich in history, culture, architecture and academia. It has evolved into an important commercial centre, all the while retaining its strong architectural heritage, elite universities and prominent cultural institutions. Be sure to take a tour of the prestigious MIT and visit the Museum of Science.

Brussels

Atomium (c) www.atomium.be- SABAM 2009Brussels is a fabulous city within easy travelling distance of the UK where traditional Flemish architecture goes hand in hand with an abundance of Art Nouveau and space-age structures. From the shimmering spheres of the Atomium and the Experimentarium to the Euro Space Centre, Technopolis and House of Science, there’s no shortage of science-themed options for your group.

Cologne

Odysseum_Köln_Germany’s fourth largest city, Cologne is a very attractive destination for school groups with its mix of history, culture, commerce and carnival. Science groups should make sure to include a visit to the Odysseum Adventure Museum as well as the German Aerospace Center, Germany’s national centre for aerospace, energy and transportation as well as the country’s space agency.

Florence

Sfera_Armillare_Santucci - smallDynamic cradle of the Italian Renaissance, Florence is renowned for its abundance of artistic and architectural treasures, the Duomo, Uffizi, and Palazzo Vecchio to name but a few. Yet the city also boasts a proud mathematical and scientific heritage, with museums devoted to Archimedes, Galileo and Leonardo da Vinci, one of Florence’s famous sons, all situated here.

Geneva

Cern©Cern-1Switzerland’s second city, Geneva is renowned as the worldwide capital of peace and diplomacy. It’s also pretty impressive on the scientific front, too, with its House of Science and, a short distance outside the city, CERN, the European Council for Nuclear Research’s particle physics research laboratory, birthplace of the worldwide web and home to the Large Hadron Collider.

Liverpool

World museum Liverpool - smallLiverpool is a lively city with no shortage of attractions and educational visits for school groups. For those with a particular interest in science, the World Museum’s collection covers a myriad of subjects from antiquities to zoology. Budding astronauts meanwhile can venture on an interactive voyage through space to experience life beyond the stars at Spaceport.

Munich

Deutsches Museum (c) Deutsches Museum - smallCapital of Bavaria, Munich is Germany’s third-largest city boasting centuries-old tradition and modern-day technology. Munich offers a wealth of interesting visit options eminently suitable for educational groups; a science school trip should head to the Deutsches Museum, one of Munich’s top attractions and the largest technological museum of its kind worldwide.

Opal Coast

Planétarium 3D de La Coupole © Julien Cadez - La Coupole - smallIt is not just the short and easy journey from the UK which makes the Opal Coast one of the most popular destinations for school groups. Students will experience a different language, culture and cuisine, in addition to having the opportunity to visit a host of places of great interest and educational value. La Coupole’s 3D planetarium is an obvious draw.

San Francisco & Silicon Valley

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San Francisco is a supreme destination with plenty of iconic landmarks and historic attractions to satisfy all interests. Combine San Francisco’s essentials such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Fisherman’s Wharf with a visit to the Exploratorium, California Academy of Science and NASA’s Ames Research Center and you have all the makings of a memorable science school trip.

Valencia

640px-Valencia's_City_of_Arts_and_Science_Museum_-_Ciudad_de_las_Artes_y_de_las_Ciencias_(6)Valencia been making a name for itself in recent years on the cultural front, boasting the country’s second largest art museum and the futuristic Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, home to the Prince Felipe Science Museum. Add to that a wide array of flights from across the UK, not to mention its gastronomic credentials as the birthplace of paella, and it makes for a most attractive destination!

Science school trip images courtesy of Visit Britain, Pawel Libera, Visit London images, Britainonview, La Coupole, Julien Cadez, Christian Michelides, Futuroscope, CERN, www.atomium.be, SABAM 2009. SDTB, Museo Galileo, Deutsches Museum, www.nycgo.com, Julienne Schaer, Paris Tourist Office, Jacques Lebar, victuallers, San Francisco Travel Association, Scott Chernis, TVCB Valencia.