Science Zone UK
Science Zone UK

About us

After 10 years experience of educating children around the country about the world around us, Neil Carrington, the founder and director of the Science Dome UK, had a vision to raise the awareness of science in our local community. The Science Zone's vision is to inspire local children to learn more about the past and the present through exposure to scientific material such as planetarium shows, fossils, dinosaur models, experiments, sensory activities and much, much more. And for the convenience of parents, it's right on their doorstep! It also helps parents get their children involved in activities outside school that will further educate and stimulate their minds. And to top it all, it's affordable! Only £2 entry fee per person, or a family ticket for £6 (two adults and two children)

Our Team

Neil Antony Carrington

Founder and Director

Neil graduated from Kings College London in 1986 with a degree in Geology and Geography. He is the founder of Science Dome and Science Zone has a great passion for sharing the wonder of science to children. He brings a wealth of experience to the Science Zone and is an experienced rock and fossils collector. Following 6 years of holidays to the Isle of Wight and also being local to the Jurassic Coast, Neil had a vision to show the wonder of dinosaurs and rocks to schools with a Science Dome. Neil purchased his first Mobile Dome in 2007 to bring to schools to show computerized film and pictures and combined this with his private collection of fossils. Neil has been amazed at the interest and take-up of the Science Dome service and launched the Science Zone in Feb 2016 to the local community. This is a STEM based outreach (Science, Tech, Maths) and bring science to the general public and children. 

Gisele Barboza 'Professor G'

Laboratory Technician and Customer Services

Gisele left Brazil as a Chemistry Specialist in 2004. Although she pursued a career in Healthcare and Sales, her passion for Chemistry never faded. We were delighted when she decided to join our team here at the Zone as her enthusiasm for Science is infectious. Her creative nature mixed with her passion for Science creates an explosive combination that adds sparks to all our workshops. Gisele has many years experience working with customers of all ages, she is a certified Spanish and Portuguese Community Interpreter, which comes in handy in our diverse multi-cultural community, here in Bournemouth.

Maria Gallardo

Administrator and Customer Services

Maria has an extensive background experience in administration and customer service, having worked with all ages. Her knowledge and versatility has allowed her to get involved with a wide range of scenarios throughout her career which she thinks has considerably enhanced her competence. Having a degree in Sports Science she has worked as an instructor, teacher and personal trainer in the fields of physical activity, sports and health as well as in management. Maria has enjoyed working in schools, sports centres, gyms, outdoors and summer camps to name but a few. She loves seeing the expressions on happy faces of children when doing fun activities with them. “Now at this chapter of my life I am feeling great being part of a company that provides high quality learning as fun to the new generation”, she says. With a special positive energy and touch this problem solving and charismatic lady is making sure all our services run smoothly.

Jimi 'Professor Solo' Murphy

Workshop Presenter and Customer Services

Jimi has spent the last 6 years working with children in pre school environments across the south. He has an NVQ in Child & Young Peoples Workforce having studied when he was 18. Jimi has always had a passion and flare for science and loves anything that can make a mess whilst educating young people at the same time! Jimi's passion and commitment is a great benefit to us at the Zone and his potential is unrivalled. Upon joining the Science Zone Jimi started an astronomy diploma and loves to travel all over the country and teach the next generation of budding scientists. Jimi is particularly interested in all things space and planets and one day hopes to get the chance to travel to the International Space Station! When hes not dreaming of whizzing around the cosmos, Jimi can be found spending lots of time with his family or quite often indulging his first true love, football!

Connor "Professor Who" Skerman

Workshop Presenter and Customer Services


Connor has been studying childcare since his school days and has worked in preschools for the past 5 years. He, like Professor Solo, has an NVQ in Child & Young Peoples Workforce as well as a GCSE in Child Development. Connor is passionate about physics and believes that physics is the language of the universe. Having Connor at the Zone is great for us and he has great potential for carrying the business forward. Alongside Professor Solo he will be completing an astronomy diploma and looks forward to travelling alongside his colleagues to teach the next generation. Connor loves to use his spare time furthering his knowledge of all things science. It’s not all work though as Connor is an avid video game and movie enthusiast. One day Connor hopes to follow in the footsteps of his hero, the Doctor, and master time travel!

Mark the T-Rex

Resident Dinosaur

While he spends most of his time at the Science Zone sleeping he always looks forward to his walks through the arcade, getting to say hello to all the people around, and having lots of pictures taken. If you see him out and about, feel free so come over and say Hi!

We are located at:

21/22 The Royal Arcade

Boscombe

Bournemouth

BH1 4BT

 

 

 

Contact us today!

If you have any queries or would like to book for a workshop, please contact us:

 

01202 729206

sciencezoneuk@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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