Operation Earth

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Operation Earth is a national programme celebrating the science of the natural environment. The project aims to engage and inspire children and their families through exciting hands-on science activities. It is directed and project managed by The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres, in collaboration with NERC researchers. Click here for more information.

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Family Science Show

Family Science Show

Take part in an exciting new Operation Earth family science show exploring the amazing stories and science of the environment. Earthy is feeling a little under the weather and is going to the doctors for a check-up. Join us, along with expert scientists, as we investigate what is bothering Earthy. Become a trainee environmental scientist and help us investigate Earthy's land, air and oceans, and see if, together, we can find solutions. Suitable for ages 6+.

How to book: there are limited spaces for each show. Tokens for the show are available at the front desk on the day of each show, you must have a token to attend. If you would like to book in advance please contact education@oum.ox.ac.uk stating which date and time and how many people will be attending.
Suitable for ages 6+.

Dates and times:
  • Thursday 16 August: 2pm & 3pm
  • Thursday 23 August: 2pm & 3pm
  • Saturday 29 September: 2pm & 3pm

  • Meet the Experts

    Meet the Experts

    Drop in for a chat with science experts about a host of subjects and take in hands-on activities to discover more about planet Earth. Pop by for a chance to meet expert scientists and ask them about what they do and why.

    Dates and times:

    Drop in on any of these dates between 2pm and 4pm:


    Science Saturdays

    Have a go with our Operation Earth Kit to discover more about nature.

    Dates and times:

    Drop in on any of these dates between 2pm and 4pm:

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    For more information please contact: education@oum.ox.ac.uk

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