The Science Roadshow

About the Science Roadshow

The Science Roadshow offers school children, their teachers and accompanying parents and wider public visitors an opportunity to explore various science and technology concepts by ‘touch and feel’. It provides a unique, informal learning opportunity that:
  • excites and enthuses visitors;
  • nurtures curiosity and discovery;
  • improves motivation and attitude;
  • adds to teacher knowledge;
  • supports numeracy and literacy;
  • encourages social interaction and co-operative learning;
  • provides memorable real life contextual elements and exemplars.
  • The Science Roadshow is a nationally travelling programme to schools and their communities;
  • Suitable for students up to and including Year 10.
  • Costs $8 per student, accommpanying teachers and adults are free.
  • 70 hands-on exhibits (in six themes) and two demonstrations, that change every year.
  • Promoted to every school in New Zealand, every year, by direct mail and electronic database
  • Sets up in a ‘host’ school hall and other schools in surrounding area come to pre-booked sessions.
  • Host schools also provide student helpers (Explainers) who are entrusted with assisting on specific exhibits.
  • Bookings are done online. All teachers who book and bring students to the Roadshow get a free 32 page resource booklet.
  • Sessions for schools last 80 minutes — a 15 minute demonstration followed by 50 minutes on exhibits and then to finish, another 15 minute demonstration.
  • Safety Statement for Science Roadshow