Explorer Dome-Winter Shows

School Workshops - Explorer Dome

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Explorer Dome has been around for over 20 years! From our humble beginnings in 1998, we have come a long way with four domes, chemistry presentations, workshops, a team of specialist presenters and a base in Bristol and now the Midlands.

Explorer Dome reaches 50,000 children and adults every year. Each person coming to our shows has a ~45 minute, immersive experience where new ideas, scientific interests and identity can be explored. We cover hundreds of schools and events across the whole of England, Wales and beyond. Over the years we have visited thousands and places from the Highlands to the Channel Islands, met over 1 million children and enjoyed every moment!

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Why are Explorer Dome a great choice for bringing fun workshops into your school?

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Hands-On Science

We believe that the best way to learn is by doing – that’s why all of our shows are fully interactive, making Explorer Dome shows 100% presenter-led, hands-on and unforgettable!
“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” (Confucius)

Lively, Knowledgable Presenters

Our brilliant presenters are at the heart of everything we do here at Explorer Dome. When you book a visit from us, you are signing up to receive the best quality science shows from presenters who are experienced, highly trained, passionate and rigourous about the science and, most importantly, fun!

Science for Everyone

Discover a huge range of topics that bring science to life for audiences of all ages, genders, backgrounds and abilities. Inclusive education is at the heart of what we do and we visit schools, colleges, adult education, teacher training, festivals and special events and, as we pitch the show for your group, no two shows are ever the same!

Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?

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Curriculum topics available: National, regional, religious and ethnic identitie.

Crawl into our dome lit with festive lights to discover the magic of the winter seasons and how different people from around the world light up the dark times in December.

Duration: 30-40 mins Curriculum Links Capacity: ~35 children + adults
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Key Stage One - ages 5-7
Immersive yourself in the sights and sounds of winter, alongside a story-telling introduction to mid-winter festivals from around the world - including Diwali, Hanukkah, Yule and the christian Christmas story. What was the mysterious ‘Christmas star’? You may even spot Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer in the winter stars!

Duration: ~45 mins Curriculum Links Capacity: ~35 children + adults
KS2
Key Stage Two - ages 7-11
Explore the science behind the seasons and discover more about mid-winter festivals from around the world, including Diwali, Hanukkah, Yule and christian Christmas traditions in the UK. What was the enigmatic ‘Christmas star’? Build a comet inside the Dome and discover what else is visible in the night sky over winter.

Duration: ~45 mins Curriculum Links Capacity: ~30 children + adults

green tick Religious Education

Crawl into our dome lit with festive lights to discover the magic of the winter seasons and how different people from around the world light up the dark times in December.

Duration: 30-40 mins Curriculum Links Capacity: ~35 children + adults

KS1
Key Stage One - ages 5-7
Immersive yourself in the sights and sounds of winter, alongside a story-telling introduction to mid-winter festivals from around the world - including Diwali, Hanukkah, Yule and the christian Christmas story. What was the mysterious ‘Christmas star’? You may even spot Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer in the winter stars!

Duration: ~45 mins Curriculum Links Capacity: ~35 children + adults

KS2
Key Stage Two - ages 7-11
Explore the science behind the seasons and discover more about mid-winter festivals from around the world, including Diwali, Hanukkah, Yule and christian Christmas traditions in the UK. What was the enigmatic ‘Christmas star’? Build a comet inside the Dome and discover what else is visible in the night sky over winter.

Duration: ~45 mins Curriculum Links Capacity: ~30 children + adults

green tick Physics

Curriculum topics available: Seasonal change.

Crawl into our dome lit with festive lights to discover the magic of the winter seasons and how different people from around the world light up the dark times in December.

Duration: 30-40 mins Curriculum Links Capacity: ~35 children + adults

KS1
Key Stage One - ages 5-7
Immersive yourself in the sights and sounds of winter, alongside a story-telling introduction to mid-winter festivals from around the world - including Diwali, Hanukkah, Yule and the christian Christmas story. What was the mysterious ‘Christmas star’? You may even spot Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer in the winter stars!

Duration: ~45 mins Curriculum Links Capacity: ~35 children + adults

KS2
Key Stage Two - ages 7-11
Explore the science behind the seasons and discover more about mid-winter festivals from around the world, including Diwali, Hanukkah, Yule and christian Christmas traditions in the UK. What was the enigmatic ‘Christmas star’? Build a comet inside the Dome and discover what else is visible in the night sky over winter.

Duration: ~45 mins Curriculum Links Capacity: ~30 children + adults

What activities are available during group visits?

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Crawl into our dome lit with festive lights to discover the magic of the winter seasons and how different people from around the world light up the dark times in December.

Duration: 30-40 mins Curriculum Links Capacity: ~35 children + adults

KS1
Key Stage One - ages 5-7
Immersive yourself in the sights and sounds of winter, alongside a story-telling introduction to mid-winter festivals from around the world - including Diwali, Hanukkah, Yule and the christian Christmas story. What was the mysterious ‘Christmas star’? You may even spot Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer in the winter stars!

Duration: ~45 mins Curriculum Links Capacity: ~35 children + adults

KS2
Key Stage Two - ages 7-11
Explore the science behind the seasons and discover more about mid-winter festivals from around the world, including Diwali, Hanukkah, Yule and christian Christmas traditions in the UK. What was the enigmatic ‘Christmas star’? Build a comet inside the Dome and discover what else is visible in the night sky over winter.

Duration: ~45 mins Curriculum Links Capacity: ~30 children + adults

What size groups do you cater for?

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Depending on the size, our Domes can accommodate between 30-40 primary-aged children, 25-30 secondary-aged children, or up to 20-25 adults.

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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yes

Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

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yes




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