Science School Trip Ideas

Planning an educational trip can be challenging, but we've got you covered with a comprehensive guide to the best science field trip ideas for your pupils. 

With over 50 years of experience in planning unforgettable school trips across the UK, Europe and worldwide, we have a huge variety of science trips and tours available, covering all current curriculums. Bringing science to life is a rewarding experience, and we aim to spark curiosity and inspire future innovators through exploration and discovery.

Whatever your learning objectives are, we’ve got the perfect trip for you! Our dedicated tour operator provides expert assistance to craft a tailor-made itinerary that perfectly suits your group's exact needs. Plus, we'll be with you every step of the way, from helping with risk assessments to offering 24/7 support throughout your trip.

Whether you're looking to engage students in STEM outside of the classroom or develop your group’s theoretical and problem-solving skills, our guide highlights top science school trip destinations that offer enriching, hands-on learning experiences.  By the end of the trip, your students will have gained a deeper understanding of scientific concepts, witnessed real-world applications of their studies, and developed a newfound passion for exploring the wonders of science.

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Science school trip ideas in London

London is a hub of scientific discovery and innovation, making it an ideal destination for a science school trip. Explore a range of topics at several world-renowned museums and institutions, where students can engage in hands-on workshops and interactive exhibits, whilst also enjoying a big city experience. 

Here are some must-visit locations:

  • Science Museum: A must for any science enthusiast, this museum offers interactive exhibits covering everything from space exploration to the development of computing technology.
  • Natural History Museum: Students can explore the wonders of the natural world, from dinosaur fossils to the latest in environmental research.
  • Centre of the Cell: This science education center, the first of its kind located within medical laboratories, offers students unique science shows, digital games, human specimens, and interactive microscopes, all guided by a STEM ambassador.

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Science school trip ideas in Geneva

Geneva in Switzerland is synonymous with cutting-edge scientific research, especially in the fields of physics and computer science. If you’re considering STEM field trip ideas, this fascinating city has plenty to offer. From the history of evolution to particle matter, Geneva is a prime destination for any science-focused educational trip.

Here's what you can't miss:

  • CERN: The European Organisation for Nuclear Research is home to the Large Hadron Collider. Students can learn about particle physics and the groundbreaking experiments conducted here.
  • Musée d'Histoire des Sciences: This museum showcases the evolution of scientific instruments and techniques such as astronomy, microscopy and meteorology.
  • International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum: While not exclusively science-focused, this museum provides a fascinating look at the intersection of technology and humanitarian efforts.

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Science school trip ideas in Iceland 

Iceland's unique geology and commitment to renewable energy make it one of the most fascinating destinations for science field trips. Your group will experience everything from dramatic volcanic lunar landscapes and spouting geysers to diverging plates and glaciers! 

Take a look at these incredible sites:

  • Golden Circle Adventure Day: Study geothermal activity in Iceland with tours of Hellisheidi geothermal and Ljosafoss hydroelectric plants. Visit Gullfoss waterfall, the Strokkur geyser, and Thingvellir National Park.
  • South Shore Adventure Day: Visit the 200ft Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss waterfalls, explore Dyrhólaey's black beaches and basalt cliffs, and study glacial processes at Sólheimajökull glacier, with an optional guided walk.
  • Reykjavik: Discover the city center and harbor, then visit the Perlan Centre which holds Reykjavik's geothermal water supply in six huge tanks and offers stunning views over the city.

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Science school trip ideas in Paris 

Need more science field trip ideas? Then consider visiting Paris! This iconic city offers a blend of historical landmarks and modern scientific exploration, providing a diverse array of visits that will ignite your students’ curiosity. With our expertise, we can create a tailored itinerary that meets your group's educational objectives. 

Key scientific sites include:

  • Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie: One of the largest science museums in Europe, featuring exhibits on space, physics, biology, and more.
  • Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace: An ideal destination for science school trips, this museum features a diverse collection of aircraft and spacecraft, that illustrate the evolution of aviation.
  • Musée Curie: Dedicated to the life and work of Marie Curie, this museum provides insights into the world of radioactivity and the history of medical research.

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Science school trip ideas in Berlin

Berlin has evolved to become the ‘Capital of Science’ with the densest network of science and research organisations in Germany. The city is home to prestigious institutions such as the Max Planck Society and the Fraunhofer Society, offering students unparalleled opportunities to engage with cutting-edge technology. 

Top science trip destinations include:

  • Deutsches Technikmuseum: With exhibits on technology and industry, this museum is perfect for students interested in engineering and computer science.
  • Berlin Natural History Museum: Home to an extensive collection of fossils, minerals, and a giant dinosaur skeleton, your students are sure to be impressed. 
  • Humboldt University: Visit the university where Albert Einstein once taught and explore its rich scientific heritage.

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Plan your next science school trip with NST! 

Choosing the right destination for a science school trip can transform students' understanding and enthusiasm for the subject. We hope this guide will inspire your next educational adventure and bring science to life for your students.

Remember, the best science field trip ideas are those that engage and excite young minds, fostering a lifelong love for discovery and innovation! 

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