Prices

A guide to the cost of booking Explorer Dome for your event

A guide to the cost of a visit

Our prices depend on where you are, what sort of shows you would like and how many shows you need. Shows in the Dome, Chemistry shows and Rocket shows/workshops are all priced separately. See below for guide prices but if in doubt, or if you would like a combination of shows, then please just get in touch.

Booking our Standard Sized Dome

Our Standard Dome accommodates up to 30 (KS1/2) or 25 (KS3/4) students per show and requires a smooth clean floor area of 6m x 7m, a clear ceiling height of 3.5m and access to mains power:

  • £390 + VAT for a morning of up to 3 shows
  • Additional shows cost £100 + VAT per show (for example, 4 shows = £490 + VAT)
  • A full day of shows costs £690 + VAT and includes 6 or 7 shows

    Booking our Large Sized Dome

    Our Large Dome accommodates up to 40 (KS1/2) or 30 (KS3/4) students per show and requires a smooth clean floor area of 8m x 9m, a clear ceiling height of 3.5m and access to mains power:

  • £450 + VAT for a morning of up to 3 shows
  • Additional shows cost £100 + VAT per show (for example, 4 shows = £550 + VAT)
  • A full day of shows can usually accommodate 6 shows (£750 + VAT)
  • Booking our Chemistry Shows

    The Bubble Show, States of Matter and Science Tricks shows don’t use the Dome and are suitable for up to 70 (KS1/2) or 60 (KS3/4) students per show. High ceilings and capability to isolate heat/smoke detectors are a big plus as these shows involve freezing fog, fire, flashes and bangs! The cost again depends on the number of shows you would like to have:

  • £390 + VAT for a morning of 1 or 2 shows
  • Additional shows cost £100 + VAT per show (e.g. 3 shows = £490 + VAT)
  • A full day of shows can usually accommodate up to 4 shows (£590 + VAT)

  • Booking Rocket Shows and Workshops

    Rocket shows are suitable for up to 60 students and the workshops accommodate a maximum of 30 students. Steve Shapland 'The Rocket Man' is based in Dorset and so these prices are for schools within 80 miles of his base and local discounts may be available to schools in the DT postcode.

  • £390 + VAT = A half day visit with 3 sessions (e.g. 1 show and 2 workshops)
  • £690 + VAT = A full day visit with 6 sessions (e.g. 2 shows and 4 workshops)

  • You may wish to have a different combination of shows and/or workshops for your visit so please contact us for more information and a quote to suit your visit.

    Additional travel costs or local discounts

    Explorer Dome’s main base is in Bristol and our team here delivers the full range of Dome and Chemistry shows. We also have teams based in Birmingham and London offering a selection of Dome and Chemistry shows and the Rocket shows/workshops are based in Dorset. If you’re local to the team delivering your show then you’ll be offered a local discount and if you’re further afield then we may have to charge extra to cover the travel costs.

    Bristol and Bath

    All schools in Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset will be offered a local discount for any Dome or Chemistry shows. In addition, schools booking Chemistry shows in Bristol, Bath and some parts of Somerset, Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire may receive support from the Bristol & District branch of the Royal Society of Chemistry. The RSC may fund up to 40% of the cost of your chemistry show visit, however, the allocation of these funds is annual and distributed on a first come first served basis so please get in touch for more information

    South West England & South Wales

    A small extra charge may be made for schools further from Bristol (Dorset, Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Swansea, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Devon and Cornwall), but if you are more local then there is no additional charge for travel (Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Cardiff, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Vale of Glamorgan, Bridgend & Neath Port Talbot).

    The Midlands

    Explorer Dome Midlands is based in Birmingham and schools local to our base (including Birmingham, Dudley, Solihull, Walsall, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton) are entitled to a reduced rate for Space, Light, Environment and Body (Dome shows) & The Bubble Show and States of Matter (Chemistry shows). Please bear in mind that other shows will be presented by the Bristol team and that there will be an extra charge for travel.

    Greater London and South East England

    New in 2019! We now have a base in London with Explorer Dome South East offering the Space show with no further travel costs for schools in the boroughs of Greater London. Please bear in mind that other shows will be presented by the Bristol team and that there will be an extra charge for travel.

    Further afield

    We enjoy travelling far and wide from the Highlands of Scotland to the Channel Islands and regularly tour internationally. We’d be delighted to hear from you wherever you are and we can give you a quote for your visit.

    Afternoon visits

    Reduced rates may be available for afternoon visits if we are already in your area for a morning visit. Please ask for details.

    Large schools/events

    For events with large numbers of participants we can bring our larger Domes, bring two or more Domes, or stay for more than one day. Please ask for details.

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