Primary school students conducting experiments

From exciting demonstrations to tours and planetarium visits - we offer plenty of activities to inspire the next generation of scientists.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please be aware that due to COVID-19 we cannot yet confirm whether these activities will run this year.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please join our mailing list or check back here for updates.


STEM Activites

A young child interacts with a stall at the Festival.

Great Exhibition Road Festival

The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a weekend-long celebration of curiosity, discovery and exploration in South Kensington.

It is a collaboration between 20 cultural institutions including Imperial College London, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the V&A and the Royal Albert Hall.

The Festival brings together science and the arts in a unique programme of creative workshops, talks, exhibitions and performances, many of which are suitable for a primary school audience.

A volunteer gives a talk to students.

Talk with Scientist Series

This programme gives primary school students the chance to meet a real-life scientist and learn about their research in an engaging way.

These talks are recorded and then shared online so many more students can benefit - watch the recordings here

 

Planetarium Days

Our primary planetarium days are designed to give primary students a chance to be immersed in space.  School groups are invited to visit Imperial's South Kensington campus and the Science Museum to engage in numerous activities. These include:

  • Inflatable planetarium
  • Workshop or 'Meet a Scientist' session
  • Science Museum Wonderlab visit

Unfortunately, our primary planetarium days are currently suspended due to COVID-19. We will be looking to restart this programme in the 2022-23 academic year.

Students gathered around a table for an activity.

Reach Out Lab visits

The Wohl Reach Out Lab (ROL) is a state-of-the-art laboratory at Imperial's South Kensington Campus.

It provides a dedicated science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) space where our team of subject experts can deliver educational activities to raise the aspirations and scientific literacy of young people.

Please be aware that places are assigned according to eligibility and availability. To find out more, email us at outreach@imperial.ac.uk.

Children take part in an activity at the Reach Out Lab.

Science Clubs

Science Clubs is an externally-funded programme that provides one term of an after-school club to a designated school that introduces children from disadvantaged areas to STEM learning opportunities they might not access otherwise.

Created by Imperial Postgraduate Ambassadors the sessions provide an assortment of activities to engage young people and help them build a greater understanding of the world around them. 

If you are interested in obtaining the electronic resources for use at your school, contact Renee Boling at outreach@imperial.ac.uk.