Science Zone UK
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SOMEONE SAID….Christmas is approaching!!!


So, we have got ready for it and are bringing a ton of fun with plenty of activities for children to experience this Christmas. Yes, here at our centre in Bournemouth.

If you are looking for something exciting, different, and educative for your kids to do during this Christmas or activities to do in family….It’s a must to come and enjoy a bit of adventure with us. We will take you to the moon and beyond; we will take you to a magical dinosaurs world; we will make you use all your senses (or almost all of them!); and we will get your kids discover what computers can do with a bit of creativity and the right language code. A world of imagination, adventure and learning is waiting for you!


Science Zone UK 'Inspiring young minds'.


What’s going on at the Science Zone in Bournemouth this Christmas?


- 'All about Dinosaurs' Dome Presentations every day during the week starting on 19th December till 23rd December, plus 28th December, 29th December, and 30th December at 10:30am.


- 'All about Space' Dome Presentations every day during the week starting on 19th December till 23rd December, plus 28th December, 29th December, and 30th December at 11:30am. We will also be running presentations at 14:30pm during the same days, except 19th December when only 11:30am slot will be available. These are fully guided interactive presentations with time for Q&A with the presenter.


These presentations are suitable for adults and children aged 3 years and above. They last approximately 45 mins and costs £4.00 inc VAT per person.


- Dig your own fossil family activity: We supply a standard sized pre-prepared block with fossils and tools. Excavate genuine fossils that are millions of years old using the included tools of the trade: a chisel, brush, and magnifying glass. This kit makes an excellent STEM activity for boys and girls!


Cost of the activity run from £5 till £10.


- Sensory rooms and Dinosaurs den open to the public from 10:30am till 4pm. Ideal from babies till 6 years old kids.


Tickets are £2 per person or family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) for £6. 

Creative Christmas Ninja Week at the Science Zone:


We are bringing a lot of fun and creativity this Christmas at the Science Zone with our Camps.

Drop your kids at Code Ninjas Bournemouth this Christmas for them to have a blast with us in our Camps. Learning and fun guaranteed!


UNLEASH YOUR CHILD'S INNER NINJA. Transform your child's love for technology into an exciting learning adventure. Guided by our team of Code Senseis, Code Ninjas Camps empower kids to gain valuable tech skills and make new friends. It's an unforgettably fun learning experience!


Robotics with LEGO®

Throughout this camp, Ninjas will make silly dancing robots, a working safe with password detection, a racing rhino, and more! Using the LEGO® SPIKE™ Prime robotics kit, Ninjas will learn the fundamentals of how to design, build, and code robots. They will also apply their new knowledge of sensors, motors, and coding as they construct their own creations.


Dates available: 19th Dec (10am -1pm) and 28th Dec (10am-1pm).


Moviemaking with Minecraft®

Ninjas will shift their imagination into high gear as they learn scene building, storytelling, and video recording featuring their own Minecraft® world. They will also jump into the basics of editing and mixing audio as they produce their final stories as short movies. Using Minecraft® as a creative medium, Ninjas will have fun expressing themselves and sharing their stories with friends. They will leave this camp with a deeper understanding of how creativity and technology can work together to tell exciting stories.


Dates available: 23rd Dec (10am-1pm).



Modding with Minecraft®

Developed for experienced Minecraft® players, this camp teaches Ninjas how to make unique mods (modifications that change the game)! They will create their own custom tools, weapons, armour, enemies, and more! By the end of the camp, Ninjas will be able to export their mods for friends and family to explore at home using Minecraft® Java Edition.


Dates available: 21st Dec (10am-1pm) and 30th Dec (10am-1pm).


Intro to Roblox Development

In this hands-on, fully guided experience, Ninjas will learn the basics of game building and creative development in Roblox, an exciting, online gaming platform. Ninjas will spend their time building and exploring new worlds in Roblox before sharing their creations locally and globally. This camp will teach Ninjas how to plan, design, and build their own 3D world to create much more than just a game!


Dates available: 22nd Dec (10am-1pm).


Stop Motion Animation

Ninjas will experiment with video production through a variety of mediums including Claymation, LEGO® Minifigures, paper cutouts, and more! Capturing images frame-by-frame, they will produce videos in a rapid prototyping style. Ninjas will work on various shorts including magic trick illusions, a 3-part story, walking character animations, and more! They will work independently on their videos and collaborate in teams during the entire design process.


Dates available: 20th Dec (10am-1pm) and 29th (10am-1pm).


Limited capacity so we recommend to book soon in advance to avoid disappointments.

Please book online on the below link:


Cost is £50 per a 3 hours camp. 










Our Coding Zone is open: 

Monday to Friday from 4pm till 5:30pm.

Saturdays from 10.30am till 5pm.

At Code Ninjas Bournemouth based in the Science Zone UK, your children will learn to code by building their very own video games. They will also experience robot making and construction with controlling coding using Lego Education modules. Our flexible coding programs for make it easy on parents with convenient drop-in hours on weeknights, Saturdays and school holidays.

Code Ninjas After School 

We have a full After School program of fun coding activities in our Code Ninja Dojo based in our centre. Open 4pm to 5.30pm during Autumn term 2022. (Reductions available on these. Prices set online)

Children to be dropped off for their session and collected at the end. Please, click on the link that follows to find out more and make your booking.

Our Saturday Coding Club from September onwards is taking monthly members subscriptions.

Coding Zone is running the Code Ninjas Programme. Code Ninjas is operating every day at our centre in Boscombe. Half and full daily passes available for our Code Ninja holiday Camps or monthly subsciption available for ongoing access currently £120 per month (50% off at present DEAL - please ask for our discount price of £60 per month per child locked for 12 months Manager's offer). 



Children will build a foundation of coding and critical problem-solving skills through our fun and completely visual curriculum - no reading required!

An exciting learning adventure for tech-loving kids! Have a blast building awesome video games and developing ninja coding skills on the path from white to black belt.

Our camps offer an immersive environment for children to explore and develop new skills, gain confidence, and have fun with friends. From coding and game building, to STEM and robotics - it's an unforgettable experience!

When the school day ends, the fun and learning begins at Code Ninjas - an afternoon full of engaging coding and STEM activities.


If you need to contact Code Ninjas Bournemouth, please send a message via the website: -

The Science Zone

Something For Everyone

The Science Zone is an exciting Science Discovery Centre for families and children, sponsored by Science Dome UK planetarium company, based in the centre of the historic Royal Arcade in Boscombe, Bournemouth.


We are the only permanent open planetarium in Dorset for the public to visit. This advanced 4K digital planetarium shows real terrain of the Earth and the planets, even simulating the landing on Mars and the Moon. Great for Adults Shows and families to learn about space and the stars, and many of our shows are different to view including our popular 'Dinosaur Show' in the dome. 


The centre offers visitors access to science 'zones', where each zone has a variety of activities and features that will both stimulate and inspire children to learn more about the world around them.  From life-size dinosaurs, planetarium shows, musical bubble columns to digging for fossils and explosive experiments or coding classes, every visitor, both large and small, will be entertained as well as educated.


New for 2021/22 our Coding Zone with Robot making and construction with controlling coding using Lego Eduction modules. Design and tech with Turing Tumble programme and sets and computer coding with Arcade Games Making in our Coding Zone. 


Also as the only registered telescope distributor in Bournemouth, there are state-of-the art Visionary telescopes and binoculars on offer for star and planet gazing as well as marine observing. It's perfect if you're looking for something that's educational as well as fun for your child. There's something here for everyone!


 See all our current 2022 workshops on 

The Science Zone

Explore, Discover, Learn                       

Dinosaurs Zone

Dinosaurs and fossils zone.

Currently open during half term and school holidays.


Journey back in time, some 250 million years ago and meet the well-known prehistoric reptiles, the dinosaurs in our very own Dinosaur Den. From the life-size skeleton of a Deinonychus to dinosaur eggs and emerging hatchlings. Your children will enjoy the  experience of meeting their favourite animals face to face.
Entry to this zone is £2 per person and includes Sensory Zone.

Sensory Zone

Where the little ones enjoy interacting with colors, music and shapes.

Currently open during half term and school holidays.


Stimulate your senses by venturing into our multi-sensory rooms furnished with the latest state-of-the art technologically advanced equipment for all ages and abilities. Your children will experience musical bubbles, interactive floor projections and  sound-activated light panels. Entry to this zone is £2 per person and includes Dinosaur Zone.


Planetarium Zone

Fun for all the family.

The Planetarium will be available for private parties bookings, half terms workshops and school holidays periods. Check our website or Facebook page for updates.


Journey to the planets and beyond in a full digital planetarium that displays the night sky as well as other stimulating science topics such as Stars, Under the Sea, Super Volcanoes, Dinosaurs at Dusk. There's even a show featuring the first official British astronaut, Tim Peake and his mission to the ISS. Each presentation lasts approx 40 minutes and costs £4 per person. Fulldome films without presentation are only £2 per person.

Well worth a visit!

Workshops including planetarium last an hour and costs £6 per child. 

Learn and have fun in our dome.

Experiment Zone

Kids have a blast with hands-on fun experiments.

Your child will feel like a 'real scientist', as they carry out exciting and stimulating experiments that will both educate and inspire them to learn more about materials and how they react together. From fluorescent slime to exploding volcanoes, each week in the experiment zone there will be new and exciting experiments for your child to get immersed in and learn from.  Each child gets to take home their inventions. The cost for entry will be up to £10.00

(Price includes 1 child & 1adult)

Science Zone Children Birthday Parties

Our most popular service.

The Science Zone also provides a Birthday Parties service all year around here at the Zone. 


We do three main types of parties; Dinosaur parties, Space parties and Science parties. All parties last two hours and include one hour of entertainment, access to our Dinosaur Den and Sensory Rooms and as well as on hand help if you need it setting out food and decorating the venue. 


For more information please call us on 01202 304734 or follow the link below


Enjoy a variety of educative and fun activities on display.

Come along and have a great time learning with us. With plenty of hands-on activities, planetarium shows, experiments and much more.....

From Home Education till After School, Pre-School and School Holidays there's something for everyone. All our events are advertised on our Facebook page 'Science Zone UK' and our website 

where you can buy the tickets online. Payment is made by PAYPAL via this website. If you do not have a PAYPAL account - still should allow you to go through but if you have any problem please don't hesitate to call us 01202 729206 for card payments. We do require a parent or guardian to stay with attending children for all of our sessions. 

We look forward to seeing you soon. 

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Boscombe in Bournemouth offers a good range of accommodation options. There are a number of Travelodges in Bournemouth and the closest to Science Zone is Travelodge Bournemouth, Christchurch. (0.7 miles). For further information on this hotel, visit this page:

Travelodge is also offering customers of Science Zone, a 5% discount on your next stay at any Travelodge in the area. Click the bottom below to receive your discount.

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