FAQs

When can you visit us?

We are based in Tāmaki Makaurau but travel all over Aotearoa throughout the year. Our tour dates are kept up to date on the registration/booking form. You can also view our online calendar.

We don’t have a school hall … can we book Science in a Van?

Don't have a school hall or MLE? Don't panic! As long as there is space for the audience and Science in a Van, it should work.


Please keep in mind the following:

We have performed many, many shows for small groups in large empty-ish classrooms. Our Daring Demos shows are designed for small schools which often do not have school halls.

How much time do you need to set up in a school?

Timetable (we can adjust times to fit with your bell times):


9.00: Science in a Van arrives and sets up (usually in the hall or another big space)

9.45-10.30: Science Show 1

11.30-12.15: Science Show 2

12.15-12.45: Science in a Van packs up and leaves everything nice and tidy


Small school? We do offer a single show, all-age option.


9.00: Science in a Van arrives and sets up (usually in the hall or another big space)

9.45-10.30: Science Show

10.30-11.00: Science in a Van packs up and leaves everything nice and tidy



Do we need to provide students to help with set up?

No as we bring everything we need. All we require is:

What’s the cost for Primary and Intermediate schools?

We come to you, there’s no paying for buses! The set up is simple (in your hall/large classroom) and so is our pricing.


Primary/Intermediate Schools: 

What’s the cost for ECEs?

Auckland Kindergartens: 

$350+gst per science show (up to 50 tamariki)

ECE outside of Auckland? If you're part of a network of centres and they are also keen to book - get in touch 🙂

Can we book you for a school PLD session?

Science in a Van is taking a little break from facilitating in-person PLDs. The good news is that you can access this experience for FREE! 

Hive Mind is a FREE-to-access online space. Science in a Van, Science Learning Hub and Primary and Intermediate Teachers gather once a term on zoom to celebrate and share hands-on science classrooms ideas and experiences.

Find out when the next one is and register.

Can we book Science in a Van for our event?

Planning an event, looking for something extra? ‘Snapshot Science’ is the perfect addition!

Science in a Van will help create a buzz as we roam around your event with a range of their interactive and entertaining science demos. Imagine a mix of circus, science, magic and comedy.

Contact us to start the conversation.

Please note we do not take bookings for children's birthday parties.

Can libraries, museums and cultural institutions book Science in a Van?

With decades of combined experience, Emily and Alan specialise in crafting and delivering content development for schools, museums, and visitor attractions.

Contact us if:

Can Holiday Programmes book Science in a Van?

We’re taking a little break from facilitating shows during the holidays. If you’re planning ahead and would like to double check with us, get in touch.

Can we book Science in a Van for a birthday party?

Thanks for asking but no as our focus is on enhancing programmes for schools, ECEs, libraries, museums and other cultural institutions.