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Category: School Workshops

Address: 40 Drummond Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 4DT

Contact: 01202 304734



Are you looking for a different and exciting science show that comes to your school?

Science and Dinosaur Dome is a unique 'Digital Mobile Dome' experience which comes to your school and provides museum-quality educational service with our 360 degree giant surround screen.

Science Dome offers a variety of shows for all age groups, including the Moon landings, a trip through the Solar System, Rocks & Soils, and Dinosaurs. We can provide shows that fit in to your science teaching activities, giving students an interactive and enjoyable experience that they will not forget.

Why is this School Workshop great for educational needs?

Science Dome participants will:

• Have fun while learning science in our giant inflatable dome

• Experience school curricula presented in a new, exciting way that they will always remember

• Be able to ask questions and interact with someone passionate about science

• See the interconnected relationships among sciences such as geology, astronomy, and physics

• Be challenged and encouraged to explore science for themselves

What does a typical school workshop include?

Please visit our Schools Programme website with gives details of Primary and Secondary school programmes. We cover from Reception all the way through school to A-level Astronomy and Physics  Click for details of our current available shows.

In addition to presenter-led shows we can offer amazing all-surround films. These are the same as ones shown in large fixed planetariums, for example ‘Black Holes – the Other Side of Infinity’, ‘Oasis in Space’ about Earth’s place in the Solar System, and the cartoon film ‘Zula Patrol – Under the Weather’ for younger children.

We are excited to add to our secondary school programme four full-surround films, designed especially for older students, using our new 360-degree projection system from the USA. These films wrap around and over the viewer on the whole surface of the dome, and are the type of films presented in fixed planetariums in science centres, but we will bring them to your school!

Our Dinosaur show is unique to the UK. We are the only in-school provider of a dinosaur topic subject consisting of a fossil workshop and a dome film experience. See our website

The Dinosaur Show:

The show includes dinosaur pictures in 3D using 3D glasses (provided) and also real dinosaur fossils to hold and examine. Our giant 180 degree projector is used to walk through a dinosaur landscape.

The show starts with time travel back to the Jurassic times and pictures of early earth landscapes. The programme then gives an interactive introduction to dinosaurs and talks about the fossils in the local Jurassic coast. 3D picture of dinosaurs are used in the show. Real dinosaur fossils for the children to hold and examine are included.

The show ends with possible ways of dinosaur extinction such as a large meteorite. We then look at the stars using the planetarium. We observe many shooting stars and the night's sky.  An extensive Rocks and Fossils collection is available to examine and some sample can be purchase by the children, if desired. Makes a great day suitable for reception onwards and can include KS1/KS2 materials with rocks and soils.

Fractal Dome:

Award Winning 'Fractal' Programme comes to the Science Dome

Fractals is the spectacular, award-winning fulldome planetarium show that takes viewers on a tour of the fractals in nature and zooms through infinitely complex mathematical fractals.

Featuring original music, the show is both educational and highly entertaining, and suitable for audiences 3 and up.  See our Website for information and free maths worksheets and teacher’s packs on natural fractals.

What group sizes do you cater for?

Our domes can cater for a large event up to 60 people with special multimedia equipment and lens to provide a spectacular show for entertainment and education. All our mobile domes are fully digital capable of showing full dome films and an interactive solar system across the dome.

Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

Please contact for full copyright details.

Can you provide worksheets or information packs?

Please contact for full details on current information available.

What is your process for taking bookings?

I would be happy to discuss your requirements so we can create a unique and exciting day for your students. Please email or telephone me as shown. 01202 304734, email or complete the booking form on our website:

Does your company have an education officer? What is their name and contact details.

Neil Carrington, Bsc Hons, Cefa, CeMAP

Call: 01202 304734, email:

What is the cost?

Details of Travel Supplement and Hotel Supplement for Science Dome visit requiring travel from Bournemouth main office. Please be aware that we are based in the South West and will charge travel costs based around travel time.

If you have a problem with the overall cost, please contact us to discuss.

£395 for Bournemouth/Poole/local Dorset & Hampshire (roughly up to 1 hour)

£445 for within M4/Farnborough/Chichester/Weymouth (1 to 2 hours)

£495 for 2 to 3 hours travel (includes hotel)

£545 for 3 to 4 hours travel (includes hotel)

£595 for 4 to 5 hours travel (includes hotel)

(prices for longer distances on application)

Where geographically will you visit

We will visit any area - UK wide.

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?

Programmes can be partial constructed by the school in advance of visit to reflect current classroom subjects. shows can be mixed during the day with different shows in the afternoon perhaps.

Secondary School programme available with full planetarium shows and film, see Spitz films section.

Please ensure you plan your schools event early with us, as we can take booking 6 to 8 months in advance. Certain dates during a term can be very busy.

Shows can be typically 45 minutes in length but can be longer for older pupils. Rocks and Fossils programme is one hour and includes rock/fossils samples to hold. Infant Schools are recommended to have 30-35 minutes for Reception and Y1.

Contact us by E-mail or phone on: 01202 395905 or

Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Cinemas / Film Historical Heritage Indoor Activity & Soft Play Centres Planetarium Science & Technology SEN Themed Attractions

Curriculum Topics Covered: Geography History Science

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December