The Cost of a Visit from Explorer Dome
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 details but if in doubt, or if you would like a combination of shows then please just get in touch.
The costs below are guide prices for schools in the South West of England, South Wales and the Midlands. If you are further afield, please ask and we can advise you on the cost of a visit. We frequently travel nationally and internationally. For events with big numbers of participants, we can bring our larger Domes, bring two or more Domes, or stay for more than one day.
Booking our Dome Shows
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:
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:
Great news for schools in Bristol, Bath or Birmingham. BS or BA postcode qualify for our reduced rate for all Dome bookings. Schools local to our base in the Midlands (within the M5/M6/M42) are entitled to a reduced rate for Space, Light and Forces shows. Please contact us for details!
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. Cost depends on the number of shows you would like to have:
Great news! Schools in Bristol, Bath and some parts of Somerset, Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire have 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.
Booking Rocket Shows or Workshops
Steve Shapland 'The Rocket Man' is based in Dorset and so these prices are for schools in Bath, Bristol, Hampshire, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire. Rocket Shows are suitable for up to 60 students and the workshops accommodate a maximum of 30 students:
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 custom quote.
The show was excellent value, particularly as some parents have several children in school. Thank you so much.Tywardreath Primary, Cornwall
This is the 2nd show I have seen and it is fantastic. The children love it. It really makes science come to life and is excellent value for money per child.St. Martin’s Junior School, North Somerset
We have had excellent feedback. I'm sure we will be asking you to come back again next year!Latymer Upper School, London