Bio Dome

Telephone: 01202 304734


Bio Dome is designed to explore science, biology, oceanography and geography in an interactive way. The Bio Dome visits schools and clubs, providing an additional science resource and presenting a different learning experience to children.

We provide an immersive digital 360 degree dome showing different environments and natural history shows (rocks/ fossils, under the sea and dinosaurs) to schools, colleges, youth clubs, scouts groups and playgroups. The service is provided in a blacked-out purpose built mobile domes which can be sited indoors using a school hall. Our domes are the most advanced digital domes in the country capable of showing 360 degree pictures and feature films.

Bio Dome Programmes

KS1/2 on 'Environments' on land and the ocean.

KS1/2 on 'Under the Sea'. 'Weather'. 'Pirates and the Sea'

KS1/2 on 'Mini beasts' or 'Tropical Reefs'

KS1/2 on 'Endangered Animals'

KS2/3/4 on 'Biodiversity' with images of an electron microscope and the latest 3D animation technology showing the five kingdoms of living things. We discover their characteristics, form and their importance for the ecosystems and sustainability.

KS2/3/4 on 'Dynamic Earth' covering climate, ocean currents, ocean life and the changing world. In this programme we will look at;

  • Life and the carbon cycle. Earth's climate control system depends on the ability of living organisms to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and store it long term.
  • Plate tectonics and its role in the carbon cycle. Audiences will learn that CO2 emissions from human activities now outpace volcanoes 200 fold.
  • Perspective on climate change. The program fills in major gaps in the public's understanding of climate change, by placing it in a broader context of what shapes Earth's climate.
  • Comparision with Venus. The story of our sister planet shows just how unique Earth is in its ability to regulate atmospheric CO2 and global temperatures.


The Enchanted Reef

Nanocam, a trip into biodiversity

The Dynamic Earth

‘Oasis in Space’ (right)


Key Information

A full day visit costing in the range of £395 (excluding VAT) with a typical day including up to five class shows. London area the charge is around £450 per day (excluding VAT). Please be aware that we charge a travel and hotel supplement north of the M4.

From 1st April 2012 we are charging a Fuel Supplement of £30 plus VAT on any new bookings of the Science Dome.

Two of our domes can fit a class and a half and our very big dome 'Ganymede Dome' can fit two classes at a time, on request. (Up to 60 KS1 and 50 KS2). We do recommend one class show for best experience of the domes.

Shows can be typically 45 minutes in length but can be longer for older pupils. Biodiversity programme is one hour and includes rock/fossils samples to hold. Infant Schools are recommended to have 30-35 minutes for Reception and Y1.

Additional Information

Address: Science Dome, 40 Drummond Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 4DT
Telephone: 01202 304734
The area/s in which this provider is available are:East, East, East Midlands, Greater London, Home Counties, Yorkshire, North of England, North West, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South West, Wales, West Midlands

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