Since 2011, we've been creating experiences that make science even more fun, interactive, and memorable. Performing our lively Primary and Intermediate School Science Shows across Aotearoa is our main passion. 

We also host HIVE MIND with our friends from the Science Learning Hub. Hive Mind is a FREE online gathering for teachers to celebrate and share hands-on science classroom ideas.

 Plus, entertaining guests at events is a blast with our ‘Snapshot Science’ activities. We love performing our shows in museums and libraries and developing content for others as we draw on decades of combined experience of educational shows, tours, and activities. Kindergartens in Tāmaki Makaurau adore our popular ‘Wonderful World of Bubbles’ science show too!


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If you haven't partnered with us before, we're always happy to chat. We would love to connect with you!

💡Book in a 15 minute zoom or phone call with us at a time that suits you.

💡Drop us a quick message with your questions.

💡 Text us on 022 682 3009

💡 Check out our online booking calendar

💡 Access FREE classroom resources


Our prices are listed on our booking forms and there are no hidden costs. When you're ready ...

💡 Make a Primary and Intermediate school booking   

💡 Register your interest for a future school booking

💡 Book an ECE Science Show (Auckland only)

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In-Person School Science Shows

Science in a Van travels to you and sets up in your primary or intermediate school hall. This makes for an easy, exciting and affordable way to enhance your science programme.

Is it a theatre show? Is it a science lesson? It's both!

There are lots of topics for you to choose from and they are outlined below. Each science show encourages the students to think like scientists and there are shows which cover content from the Material World and Physical World Strands of the NZ Science Curriculum. There are also FREE classroom resources that link in with each show (thank you Science Learning Hub!)

In-Person School Science Shows - Topics


Daring Demos - The Physical World



The Wonderful World of Bubbles - The Material World


What's the Matter? – The Material World


Billy Goats Gruff : A tale of competing forces – The Physical World


Move It! Exploring the laws of motion – The Physical World


The Science of Sound – The Physical World


In-Person ECE Science Shows

The Wonderful World of Bubbles for ECEs is a 35 minute show.

Science in a Van YouTube Channel

Check out the Science in a Van YouTube channel. During the multiple lockdowns we produced over 60 live streamed science shows to help support teachers, students and families with online learning. 

Big thanks to the Science Learning Hub for allowing us to link to their fabulous resources.

To book or not to book?

Thank you so much Emily, weeks later our children are still talking about your show!! You do such an amazing job at engaging the children to learn about science while making it so much fun for them. We look forward to having you back again in the future. – Nina Busing Kindergarten


I loved that the Science in a Van team were so inclusive. They welcomed X personally, with big smiles, and made a real effort to get to know him (esp while we were waiting in the hall on our own, during the break). I felt well supported, and at ease in allowing X to move freely around the room, interacting with the bubbles and engaging with the Science Van teachers. It was a really positive learning experience for X, and I would recommend the Science Van team to other schools, especially those who have children with special needs.  - Julia, learning support extraordinaire : Waiheke Primary


These guys are so great. During the lockdown our two girls were transfixed by their entertaining YouTube live shows. Hoping to watch their shows in person soon.  – Justin, Thankful Dad

 

Alan and Emily confirmed that teaching science like any curriculum area, is all about confidence to TAKE RISKS (make a fool of yourself if necessary) and never be afraid to be seen as a learner by your students. - Jonathan Davidson, Laingholm School

 

Your show is engaging, fun, hands-on and incredibly informative and we are so grateful that you have managed to instil a love and fascination for science in our young tamariki. - Trinity Kindy Teaching Team

 

You can see more reviews on facebook and on google.

COVID-19 Update

Nervous about booking ahead? Don't worry! We’ve done everything possible to take the stress out of making a Science in a Van booking.

As we visit schools all over the country, we do our best to stop the spread of viruses. 


If we need to cancel your booking, we'll work together to reschedule. If we are unable to reschedule, you won't pay anything.

Programme and Content Development

Between them, Emily and Alan have had decades of experience writing and delivering content development for schools, museums and visitor attractions. If you’d like help scripting an educational show, tour or interactive experience – get in touch.

Snapshot Science at your next event

Planning an event and looking for something extra for your visitors? Science in a Van’s latest offering ‘Snapshot Science’ is the perfect addition!

Science in a Van will help create a buzz as they roam around your event with a range of their interactive and entertaining science demos. These demonstrations will draw a crowd and can easily keep the attention of 15-20 visitors at one go. In the quieter moments we can have longer interactions with individuals or family groups.

Visitors of all ages will have the chance to experience a selection of exciting science demos and get hands-on too! Imagine a mix of circus, science, magic and comedy.

Science in a Van always comes to your venue prepared. We are a self-supporting mobile unit with everything we need and the experience to present and engage in a changing environment. We can activate any area. This might mean walking around delivering small interactions, adding value to ‘dead time’ as visitors wait in a queue or, with Alan’s vast street busking experience, spontaneously create a show area with a large audience.

Make your next event even more memorable!

Contact us to start the conversation.