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 our Standard and Large Domes, and our Chemistry shows are all priced separately. See below for current 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 (EYFS/KS1/2), 25 (KS3) or 20 (KS4/adult) 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.
Booking our Large Sized Dome
Our Large Dome accommodates up to 40 (EYFS/KS1/2), 30 (KS3) or 25 (KS4/adult) 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.
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 (EYFS/KS1/2) or 60 (KS3/4+) students per show. High ceilings and the capability to isolate heat/smoke detectors are a big plus as these shows involve freezing fog, fire, flashes and bangs!
Bristol and Bath
All schools in Bristol, BANES (Bath and North East Somerset), South Gloucestershire and North Somerset will be offered a local discount for any Dome or Chemistry shows.
For the Standard Dome, the cost for local schools is:
For the Large Dome, the cost for local schools is:
For Chemistry shows, the cost for local schools is:
NB: 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.
The South-West of England & South Wales
For schools in the South-West of England and in South Wales (including Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Cardiff, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Vale of Glamorgan, Bridgend & Neath Port Talbot).
For the Standard Dome, the cost for schools in the South-West is:
For the Large Dome, the cost for schools in the South-West is:
For Chemistry shows, the cost for schools in the South-West is:
An extra charge for travel may be made for schools further from Bristol (Dorset, Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Swansea, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Devon and Cornwall).
Greater London & the South-East of England
Space & Body shows - we have a team based in London offering the Space and Body shows with no further travel costs for schools in the boroughs of Greater London (see cost guide for South West above).
Please bear in mind that Explorer Dome’s main base is in Bristol, any other shows will be presented by the Bristol team and that there will be an extra charge for travel.
For the Standard Dome, the cost for schools in London and the South-East start at:
For the Large Dome, the cost for schools in London and the South-East start at:
For Chemistry shows, the cost for schools in London and the South-East start at:
An extra charge for travel/overnight accommodation may be made for schools further from Bristol (East London, Kent, East Sussex, and the East of England).
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.
A reduced rate may be available for afternoon visits (these can usually only accommodate 1 or 2 shows), if we are already at another local school in your area for a morning visit on the same day. Please ask for details.
For events with large numbers of participants we can bring one or more of our larger Domes, do a combination of our Domes shows and our Chemistry shows, or stay for more than one day. Please ask for details!
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