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Our science trips for schools provide fantastic opportunities for your students to learn in exciting, dynamic and challenging environments!

Educational visits offer school groups the opportunity to see their science curriculum in action. This helps them to better understand how the things they learn about in the classroom relate to the world around them.

School science trips can also help to emphasise the importance of the subject and scientific learning as a whole. This, in turn, can engage students and spark their curiosity in a topic – perfect for once you’re back in the classroom.

And it might even go further than that. The right experience could also give students ideas for future careers. Our trips often involve meeting scientists working in a variety of fields that your students may be inspired to explore – so perhaps your next science trip will take them further than you ever thought possible.

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Why arrange a science trip?

1. Show pupils the importance of science

Trips can be specifically designed to bring your curriculum to life and show students the importance of science in the ‘real world’.

Whether it's learning more about geothermal power and how it's being used in Iceland to provide sustainable energy, to discovering how we can use the sun’s rays to clean water at the German Aerospace Center in Cologne, a science school trip offers your students the chance to see how scientists are working to create a brighter, cleaner future for our environment.

Your students will return home after an enriching learning experience, resulting in a greater appreciation of the subject. And who knows, perhaps you’ll have inspired the scientists of the future!

2. Get pupils excited about science

Whether it’s the exploration of the solar system or the human body, science trips offer plenty of opportunities to get your students excited about one of the most important STEM subjects.

All our destinations offer a variety of interactive visits and attractions that will show your students just how exciting science can be.

3. Enjoy the trip as much as your students

Originally founded by former teachers, and with many former teachers still among us, we understand the value of getting out of the classroom.

Your trip will be completely tailor-made, to ensure that it meets your specific requirements and learning objectives. And we’ll be on hand throughout the process to answer any questions you have.

In fact, we’ll be with you every step of the way, from now until you return home at the end of your trip. While abroad, you’ll be able to reach us with just one phone call, at any time of the day or night. And, with this comprehensive level of support, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy experiencing science in action as much as your students.

Science trip ideas

We offer a wide range of school science trips abroad and in the UK. If you’re struggling to decide where to go, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our experienced education team can provide you with any further information or advice you require. For inspiration, here are some ideas:

Paris

The world’s largest science museum, the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, is a must-visit in Paris. Students will learn about a range of environmental and technological themes. To top it off, a visit to the Palais de la Découverte will help them to better understand the role that science has played in the development of civilisation.

Geneva

Geneva is one of our most popular destinations because it offers groups the opportunity to visit the world’s largest particle physics laboratory, CERN. Here, your students will see how scientists are working to answer some of the biggest questions about our universe.

Orlando

For the more adventurous, why not try something a little further afield, such as Orlando and the Kennedy Space Center? On this educational trip your pupils can learn about the history of American spaceflight, ‘train’ to be an astronaut in their interactive exhibits, and, if you’re lucky, perhaps even view a shuttle launch.

Brussels

If you want to learn about space travel but don’t have the time or budget to go all the way to Florida, Brussels offers the chance to visit the Euro Space Centre. And in Brussels, at Living Tomorrow, they’ll see how we could be living in the future, thanks to the work that scientists are doing right now!

Amsterdam

In Amsterdam, you can visit the Corpus Museum, to take a journey through the human body, discover how it works, and why eating healthily and exercising are so important. Amsterdam is also the perfect base from which to explore Space Expo, the European Space Agency’s visitor centre.

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Science activities that your school group will love

Andernach Geyser

The Andernach Geyser is the highest cold water geyser in the world, reaching up to 60 metres.A tour of the

Aquazoo - Löbbecke Museum

The Löbbecke Museum and Aquarium is home to over 550 species of fish, reptiles, mammals and insects. Containing 80 aquariums,

Arithmeum

The Arithmeum offers its visitors the chance to experience the learning and understanding of scientific and technical facts on the

Cologne Zoo

Cologne Zoo has more than 500 species of animalsfrom all continents and oceans of the world. Experience the elephants in

German Aerospace Center (DLR) School Lab Köln

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is one of Europe's largest and most modern research institutions. This is where the aircraft

Neanderthal Museum

One of the most popular and most modern museums of Europe is situated on the ground where the most famous

Odysseum Adventure Science Park

The Odysseum Cologne opens up a whole world of science adventures. Visitors go on a journey through five themed rooms

Phanomenta Lüdenscheid

How does electricity work? How is lightning created? What does radioactivity look like? This can all be discovered at PHÄNOMENTA.

Stellarium Erkrath

Who hasn't always wanted to fly to far-away galaxies in the Starship Enterprise like Captain Kirk? On the 53 seats

Vulkanpark (Volcano Park)

Explore the explosive world of the Vulkaneifel, a volcanic region at the heart of Germany.At the Volcano Park you can

Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie

France’s leading science museum hosts static and interactive exhibitions on a range of environmental and technological themes, including climate change

Disneyland® Paris

A school trip to Disneyland® Paris is sure to be an unforgettable experience for your students. A magical setting for

Exploradome

This multimedia museum offers amazing educational exhibitions and workshops led by professionals for all ages.Topics include: Energy, the Climate and

Palais de la Decouverte

The Palais de la Decouverte (Palace of Discovery)was brought about through the efforts of Jean Perrin, Nobel Prize winner forPhysics

Sony Computer Lab Paris

The Sony Computer Science Lab engages in fundamental research in cutting edge areas of science which you are able to

Tour Montparnasse (Observatoire Panoramique)

For iconic, panoramic views of Paris, the Tour Montparnasse is unbeatable!

Atomium

Created in 1958 for the Brussels World Fair held in Heysel, Brussels, the Atomium is the only structure left standing

Euro Space Center

Get ready for an incredible odyssey from the start of the universe with the Big Bang to the most futuristic

House of Science

The most-visited museum complex in Liège and Wallonia comprises of the House of Science, the Aquarium and the Zoology Museum.The

Liège Aquarium & Zoological Museum

In the Aquarium's tanks you will find about 2,500 fish from oceans, seas, lakes and rivers from all over the

Living Tomorrow

At the Living Tomorrow museum you will discover how we will be housed, work and live in the future. During

Museum of Natural Sciences

Have you ever looked into a mammoth’s trunk? Stood face-to-face with a raging buffalo? Do you have dreams of living

Pairi Daiza Zoo & Botanical Garden

Pairi Daiza is a zoo with a difference. Originally a bird sanctuary called Paradiso, the zoo has expanded significantly and

Planetarium of Brussels

Lean back in a comfortable chair under a gigantic 840m2 dome, enjoy the music and get swept away on an

Technopolis

A day out at Technopolis is a unique experience. You can carry out experiments using theinteractive exhibits; take a nap

The Pass - Science Activity Park

The Pass is a place unlike any other. Exhibits are there to help play, learn, touch or simply dream and

Kennedy Space Center

A science tour to Orlandois not complete without a trip to Kennedy Space Center. Just 45 minutes from Orlandothe NASA’s

Orlando Science Center

For over fifty years, the Orlando Science Center has been a place that inspires curiosity, exploration and encourages learning in

Corpus Museum of the Human Body

The CorpusMuseum offers a 'journey through the human body,' during which the visitor can see, feel and hear how the

NEMO Science Museum

NEMO Science Museum is the biggest science centre in the Netherlands. Here your students will discover the wonderful world of

Science Centre Delft

It's all about being hands on at the Science Centre in Delft. This is the place to discover what science and

Space Expo

Space Expo, the visitor centre of the European Space Agency, is Europe’s first permanent space exhibition. Since it opened in

CERN

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research.

History of Science Museum

The History of Science Museum is a must-see on a science school trip to Geneva!

International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum

Three internationally acclaimed architects from different cultural backgrounds combined their talents to design the exhibition organized around three different themes:

Patek Philippe Museum

Patek Phillippe is a Geneva-based firm of master watchmakers that was founded in the city in 1839.

United Nations

The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) has more than 1,600 staff, andis the biggest United Nations duty station outside

Musée Air et Espace

One of the world's finest aviation museums, the Musée Air et Espace has a wealth of collections and a long,

Musée Curie

The Curie Museum is on the ground floor of the Curie Pavilion, in one of the oldest buildings of the

Tha Gallery of Evolution - Natural History Museum

Embark on a wonderful journey, on the discovery of evolution. You will be dwarfed by the 3000 odd preserved specimens,

Hellisheidi Geothermal Power station

One thing Iceland‘s certainly not short of is geothermal energy. This visit will give your students the opportunity to learn

Kerið Crater

Often a popular stop on the Golden Circle Tour, the Kerið crater lake is the perfect visit for teaching your

Lava Centre

This interactive educational exhibit will help your students to better understand volcanic activity and earthquakes. They'll also learn more about

Lava Tunnel Raufarholshellir

Just 30 minutes from Iceland's capital is one of the longest lava tunnels in the country. Here your students will

Great Geysir and Strokkur

Geysir, sometimes known as the Great Geysir, is located in the Haukadalur Valley and was the first geyser known to

Gullfoss

Visit Gullfoss, or Golden Falls, a waterfall located in the canyon of Hvítá river in south-west Iceland and one of

Greenhouse village of Hveragerdi

Hveragerði is a town in the south of Iceland located 45 km to the east of Reykjavík on Iceland's main

FlyOver Iceland

Much of Iceland is still largely inaccessible - now you can see more of what this spectacular country has to

Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir became a national park in 1928 due to its historical importance, as well as the special tectonic and volcanic

Volcano House

Volcano House is a multi-functional establishment in Reykjavik's city centre, with a special focus on Icelandic geology and volcanology. The

Aurora Reykjavik - Northern Lights Centre

Make sure you don't leave Iceland without having experienced the Northern Lights - even if the weather doesn't play ball!

Northern Lights Tour

The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, are a spectacular natural phenomenon; fantastic colours often seen dancing across

Perlan Museum

Explore all the highlights of Iceland's wild nature at this iconic museum!

Chocolate Museum (Imhoff-Stollwerck)

Quite simply this is one of the best attractions in Cologne! The first part of the exhibition is a history

Cologne Cathedral

Köln Cathedral took more than six hundred years to build, but when it was finally completed in 1880 it was

Köln-Düsseldorfer (KD) Boat Trip

Köln-Düsseldorfer Line’s river cruises offer a unique perspective on two of Germany’s most scenic river valleys. Most towns and villages

Phantasialand

Phantasialand is one of Europe’s top entertainment parks. Situated in Brühl near Cologne, in the heart of the Rhineland, it

Bateaux Mouches

One of the best and most relaxing ways to see the sights of Paris is to take a Seine river

Eiffel Tower

The instantly recognisable symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, can be seen from almost any point in the city, and

Brussels Cathedral

This Gothic Cathedral built over a 300-year period dates back to 1225 and is one of the major religious centres

Brussels Town Hall

Brussels Town Hall is one of Belgium’s finest civic buildings, not only because of the numerous sculptures adorning its walls

Disney's Magic Kingdom Park

Follow your Disney dreams to a place where storybook fantasy comes to life for children of all ages. Seek out

Universal Studios

You’re the star at Universal Studios, the number one movie and TV based theme park in the world. At this

WonderWorks, Orlando

WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind with 35,000 square feet of “edu-tainment”. The attraction combines education and entertainment

Amsterdam Canal Cruises

Almost certainly the best way to see Amsterdam’s photogenic streets is from its famous canals. There are many different routes

Anne Frank House

One of the most poignant visits in Amsterdam; this unremarkable building is where Anne Frank and seven members of her

De Efteling Theme Park

Welcome to a world full of adventure, excitement and romance, where you will find one surprise after another. This theme

Omniversum (Imax Cinema)

The Omniversum offers you an unique experience with the IMAX films being projected onto the impressive 840m² giant dome. The

The Pancake Bakery

The Pancake Bakery began as a small pancake restaurant with a basic menu. In 1980 the owner introduced several changes

Walibi World

Walibi World guarantees a day full of exciting moments for everyone. Do you like adventuring or just sensation? You will

Boat Cruise on Lake Geneva

The Lake of Geneva, nestled amidst the Alps is a true inland sea making possible a wide range of cruises:

Jet d'eau (water foutain)

Originally a simple security valve at the Coulouvrenière hydraulic factory this water fountain has, over the years, grown to be

Notre-Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral is a beautiful Gothic cathedral on the the Île de la Cité. A major tourist destination and

Sacre-Coeur Basilica

Located at the summit of the hill of Montmartre, and surrounded by the houses of this famous bohemian quarter, the

Secret Lagoon

A fantastic alternative to the Blue Lagoon, the Secret Lagoon offers a truly Icelandic experience.The fresh, warm waters of the

Blue Lagoon

A visit to the Blue Lagoon is the perfect way to start or end your trip to Iceland. The warm,

Whale Watching Tour

During this cruise youmay have the chance to see various species of whales, dolphins, seabirds and seals. An expert guide

Monster Truck Tour

Explore the spectacular Icelandic scenery from a monster truck!

Ice Cave Tour

Take a magical tour through the kaleidoscopic world of one of Iceland's ice caves!

Thorsmork nature hike

Get up close and personal with Iceland's incredible scenery on this unforgettable nature trail!

Glacier Panorama Trail

Enjoy an epic hike taking in views of Katla volcano, Eyjafjallajökull and Sólheimajökull!

Sólheimasandur plane wreck

Visit the famous Sólheimasandur plane wreck on one of Iceland's spectacular black sand beaches!

Ice climbing on Sólheimajökull glacier

Experience the thrill of ice climbing on one of Iceland's most spectacular glaciers!

Kayaking on Sólheimajökull glacier lagoon

Enjoy an unforgettable kayak tour on Sólheimajökull glacier's lagoon!

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