EYFS/early KS1


At-Bristol's EYFS and early KS1 workshops are available throughout the academic year and support a visit to At-Bristol. Presented by trained science communicators, our range of workshops provides engaging investigative skills in a range of broad, cross-curricula contexts.

All the workshops listed are £2.95 per pupil and last 1 hour. Minimum group size:12. Maximum group size:30.

Education entry rates and services are available weekdays in term-time, 10am to 5pm (last entry at 4.30pm).

Fossil finders

Discover the magic of prehistoric worlds through playful and imaginative games and activities in this hands-on workshop. Pupils will move like dinosaurs, search for fossils in our dig-pits and find out about the amazing creatures that once roamed the Earth.

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Curriculum content : Life processes; Variation and classification

Jungle senses

See, hear, smell and touch the rainforest in this hands-on workshop that teaches pupils about what lives and grows in the rainforest. Children will help create a living jungle, feel real python skin, make their own snake mask to take home and recreate a rain storm.  Supports a visit to the In The Jungle exhibition.

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Curriculum content : Life processes; Humans and other animals. 2014 curriculum: Living things and their habitats

Go Explore!

With a world map and globe as their guide, pupils will travel the world in this multi-sensory, imaginative workshop. Pupils will handle unusual artefacts including elephant tusks, crocodile skins and primate skulls, take part in exciting stories and write a postcard to send home.

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Curriculum content: Living things and their habitats; (Geo) Human and physical geography, Place knowledge

Planetarium shows

At-Bristol offers a range of exciting presenter-led shows in its Planetarium. Specially designed for school groups, these engaging shows link closely to the curriculum.

All shows are £1.50 per pupil and last up to 30 minutes.

Planetarium shows maximum group size: 86

Space Stories

Join Ernest the Bear as he sets out to visit the Moon and discovers the planets and stars. Space stories is a multi-sensory, interactive Planetarium show specially designed for KS1 and SEN (special education needs) groups.

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Special theme days

These specially designed days challenge and excite students, providing enriching and cross-curricula experiences through a range of innovative activities including visiting experts in the field. Special theme days must be booked at least a month in advance and are available throughout the academic year.

Cost: £12 per student including entry to At-Bristol.

Duration: 4 hours.

Minimum group size: 20. Maximum group size: 60.

Maths mission

From journey planning and measuring time to patterns and shapes, pupils work together to use their maths skills in this numeracy day with a Space twist! What maths do you need to help a lost alien find its way home? Storytelling in the Planetarium, team-working
in a workshop, and big demonstrations in the studio show, Maths mission is a great way to explore the practical uses of maths.

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Brain and body

Discover the amazing capabilities of the human brain and body with an exciting day of challenges! Pupil’s meet Mr Stuffee, a life sized doll, in a hands-on workshop to think about what’s inside our bodies, take a closer look at the outside of their bodies using digital microscopes, and explore skulls of different animals. In an interactive science show they think about how the brain and senses work together to make sense of the world. Plus, a special exhibition trail includes the incredible real human brain exhibit.

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Book your Workshop, Show or Special theme day

For further information or to make a booking, call 0845 345 3344, 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays); or book your school visit online

Science Fact

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