Science Roadshow 2020

Projects and programmes New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 22 January 2020
Notice reference #: 1HA4bR

The Science Roadshow will again be on tour during 2020 refreshed with new exhibits, shows and classroom ready resources – all designed to support and augment the delivery of curricula as well as enthusing and stimulating teachers and students.

The Science Roadshow strongly supports the Nature of Science strand and the Five Foundational Science Capabilities and is an exciting and entertaining learning programme of two live demonstrations and 55–60 hands-on exhibits that broaden students' knowledge of the STEM subjects.   

The programme lasts for 80 minutes and includes:

Two new shows:

  • Kitchen Chemistry – chemistry from the kitchen pantry
  • Balloons and Bernoulli – a question of pressure

New exhibit themes:

  • Earth science
  • Inferences
  • Movement
  • My body
  • Significant instruments
  • Sight and Illusion

Resource book:

The complimentary resource book contains many useful activities, both pre and post visit, as well as a complete unit plan on Weather. 

This resource has been developed to enhance student learning outcomes, allowing teachers to better plan and prepare students for their visit and subsequent follow-up tasks.

Our 2020 tour includes:

Term 1: Christchurch, Hokitika, Greymouth, Reefton, Westport, Murchison, Motueka, Richmond, Nelson, Blenheim, Levin, Wanganui, Hawera, Inglewood, New Plymouth, Te Kuiti, Tokoroa

Term 2: Cambridge, Te Awamutu, Hamilton, Raglan, Huntly, Pukekohe, Auckland, Orewa, Wellsford, Kamo, Maungaturoto, North Shore

Term 3: Papakura, Thames, Coromandel, Whitianga, Whangamata, Waihi, Tauranga, Te Puke, Rotorua, Reporoa, Turangi, Taupo, Napier, Havelock North, Hastings, Dannevirke, Pahiatua, Palmerston North, Taihape, Feilding, Kapiti Coast, Porirua, Hutt Valley, Masterton, Wellington

Term 4: Blenheim, Kaikoura, Christchurch, Ashburton, Temuka, Waimate, Dunedin, Gore, Riverton, Invercargill, Lumsden, Queenstown, Arrowtown, Wanaka, Cromwell, Alexandra, Ranfurly, Oamaru, Pleasant Point, Methven

Admission is $9 per student; supervising teachers/adults free.

Online bookings are now open – 

Please contact us should you require further information: or (04) 499 7865.

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

12 March 2020 – 04 December 2020

Further information

Contact: Maureen Jones

 (04) 499 7865