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To celebrate British Science Week, Science in the Park is a one-day science extravaganza held in March and aimed at KS2. Enjoy a host of complimentary workshops covering physics, biology and chemistry; free activity trails; extra keeper talks and more... all included in your great School Trips rates! 

Friday 6th March 2020

Join us in March and design your own science day with pre-bookable workshops, extra talks and activity trails included in the price. Workshops are subject to availability and schools will receive their personalised timetable before the event. Activity booklets will be provided for each student and are available for collection on the day.

  • Rollercoaster Forces (30 minutes)

    Join us as we explore how forces affect our rides. We cover gravity, air-resistance and friction whilst putting these forces into a theme park context.

  • Owl Investigator (40 minutes) 

    Take on the ‘yucky’ role of animal investigator and dissect a real owl pellet. We will look at eating habits for our owls and work out what they have been eating by extracting real bones from the pellets. This investigation will look closely at food chains and skeletons. Non-latex gloves will be provided.

  • Animal Encounters (30 minutes)

    Have a close-encounter with a range of fascinating animals whilst learning lots of interesting facts covering habitats and adaptation. From snakes to hedgehogs, your class will have a face-to-face encounter! (please note that animals will change for each session and therefore specific animals are not guaranteed. 

  • Feed the Meerkat Competition (New for 2020)

    We are looking for some students to step inside our Meerkat enclosure and help feed our friendly mob on Science Day. To enter, ask your pupils to design a single A4 information sheet about meerkats and post them to the Park to arrive no later than 3rd March 2020. We will be displaying the best ones on Science Day for all to see and will notify winning pupils via the school on 4/3/20. Winners will need to bring wellies with them, and a parent signature will be required to take part.  

All workshops are subject to availability and may be altered

2017 highlights

  • Children learned about the solar system inside the mobile planetarium
  • Learn about the physics of rides with our resident Scientists
  • Meet the minibeasts in the Learning Lab
  • Pupils learnt about dinosaurs, by meeting Max in Lost Kingdom
  • Extra keeper talks around the Park