The Look Out Discovery Centre

Since the opening of the Hands-on Science and Nature exhibition at The Look Out Discovery Centre in 1996, 1.5 million visitors have visited The Look Out. Over 20% of the paying visitors are school children. We are very proud of the fact that our school groups return year after year.

Our education programme ensures that every visit links to the National Curriculum and offers an exciting and educational experience. Learn about science and nature in a fun interactive way.


 The main attraction at The Look Out is the Hands-on Science and Nature exhibition. However, many schools take advantage of enhancing their visit by booking a presenter-led show.

The shows are written for KS1 and KS2 children and include fun demonstrations and audience participation. The aim is simple - to encourage children to enjoy science!

A two part presentation which begins with an informative talk explaining more about the world of minibeasts. Afterwards, time is spent outside with sweep nets to find out which bugs live in Swinley Forest. This is a very popular show and worth booking early.

KS1 & KS2 Sc2 Life processes and living things

In our amazing portable planetarium find out what it would be like to go the moon. What would you need to take with you? Pupils are encouraged to discuss the differences between the earth, moon and stars and what makes the earth such a good planet for us to live on.

KS1 Sc1 Scientific enquiry

Enjoy the night sky in our fantastic planetarium by taking a trip through the solar system. The children will be enthralled by famous constellations and stories of the stars. Learn how to find the giant’s arm pit in space! The planetarium shows are a firm favourite with regular school groups.

KS2 Sc4 Physical processes

The experienced staff from The Look Out will use demonstrations to illustrate their excellent presentation on Light and Sound. The children will find out about different types of light such as white, coloured, lasers and UV light. Also, in a fun way the children will learn how sound reaches our ears and see what sound waves look like.

KS1& KS2 Physical processes

Future school science shows planned for 2012 - 2013*

Additional Information

Listed in the following categories: * STEM
* STEM » Chemistry
The area/s in which this provider is available are: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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