Mobile Planetarium and Hands-on Science Shows

Explorer Dome Brings You Space, Science and More!

Explorer Dome offers a unique hands-on science and space learning experience. We believe that the best way to learn is by doing – that’s why all of our shows are fully interactive. We make Explorer Dome shows 100% presenter-led, hands-on and unforgettable!Our educational philosophy is guided by Confucius:  “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”  And so we make sure that the pupils see and do!

Lively, Knowledgable Presenters Are Explorer Dome

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. Why? Because all our presenters experienced, highly trained, passionate and rigorous about 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. From Pre-school up to A-level and beyond, inclusive education is at the heart of what we do. We visit schools, colleges, adult education, teacher training, festivals and special events. We pitch the show for your group, no two shows are ever the same!

Our shows in the Dome (25-40 children per show) include:

Space – Light – Sound (KS2 only) – Forces – Environment/Earth – Body/Cells – Water – Winter (Nov/Dec only)

Our Chemistry shows (which don’t use the Dome and can accommodate 60-70 children per show) are:

Bubbles – States of Matter – Science Tricks

We also offer Rocket science shows and workshops:

One interactive show accommodates up to 60 children, and each hands-on workshop accommodates up to 30 children. We recommend combining a show with a couple of workshops for the same children for a fab rocket filled day!

A Brief History

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 each in Bristol, the Midlands and London.Explorer Dome reaches over 70,000 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!