School Trip Ideas|Science visits

Science visits to London, The Netherlands, Paris & Boulogne provide students with the opportunity to engage with an array of unique aspects of Science. Check out a selection of some of the best Science trips we offer for secondary school groups or click here for all our Primary trips.    Get a Quotation
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Science Museum & The Natural History Museum, London La Villette - Paris  Nausicaa - Boulogne & Science Centre Nemo - Amsterdam

 Science trips - London

  • The Science Museum

The Science Museum is the most visited science and technology museum in Europe. There are over 15,000 objects on exhibit, including world-renowned objects such as Stephenson’s Rocket & the Apollo 10 command capsule. The interactive galleries bring to life first scientific principles and contemporary science debates. The Science Museum also plays host to many events throughout the year.

  •  The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum provides hundreds of thrilling, interactive exhibits. The most outstanding features include the Dinosaurs gallery,the dramatic Central Hall, home to the Museum’s famous Diplodocus skeleton & the Mammals display with the unforgettable model blue whale.

The Museum offers a range of temporary exhibitions and events throughout the course of the year.

Other popular visits on our Science trips to London:


Science trips - The Netherlands

  • Science Centre Nemo

The Science Centre Nemo is in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It is located at the Oosterdok in Amsterdam-Centrum. The museum is over four floors with the main concepts on the first floor consisting of DNA and chain reactions which include contraptions like a giant bell and a flying car and a room with giant dominoes.


On the second floor there is a ball factory where small plastic balls are sent on a circuit where participants are to group them in weight, size and color. On the second level there is a movie and performance hall where various acts and movies about science take place.

The third floor has a giant science lab & on the fourth floor is a section about the human mind, it offers experiments as memory tests, mind problems and sense testers.

  • CORPUS (A Journey through the Human Body) 

Entrance at the knees, come out at the brain! Those who step inside CORPUS, the world’s most remarkable and interactive attraction, embark on an exciting journey through the human body in an inventive and informative way. The voyage through the 35 metre tall body takes you to all kinds of mind-boggling organ theatres before eventually leading to the brain.

  •  Sea Life Centre

The Sea Life Centre in Scheveningen where students can discover the amazing and beautiful marine world. The world of shrimps, starfish and crabs, the world of seahorses, stingrays and sharks. Discover the stunning fish from one of the worlds largest rivers in Amazonia.


Students will get to experience the excitement of a deep sea dive whilst walking through the tropical underwater tunnel surrounded by 180.000 litres of tropical sea water while sharks, turtles and other sea creatures pass by just a short distance away.

Other popular venues linked to our Science trips are as follows:

  • Burgers' Zoo
  • Walibi Holland Theme park
  • Efteling - fantasy-themed amusement park
  • Duinrell amusement park

Science trips - France

  • Nausicaa - National Sea Centre 

Nausicaa National Sea Centre based in Boulogne-sur-Mer is described as a center of scientific and technical discovery of the marine environment, concentrating firstly on the relationship between man and the sea. Nausicaa brings the ocean to life through its thematic exhibitions, presentations are given by the carers of the animals, the opportunity to witness the birth of marine animals, workshops, films and conferences and a multimedia resource centre. Students will learn about the ocean and better understand the role it plays for the Earth. Click here for our Science trips to Boulogne.

  • MARÉIS Centre

At the Mareis Centre Etaples-sur-Mer, students will learn about the importance & impact of fishing in this region & globally. 

  • La Villette City of Science

City of Science & Industry located in Paris with its exhibition halls covering an area of 30,000 m2, both permanent & temporary exhibitions are arranged around the major themes of science, industry & technology. They are supported by small-scale models, interactive options audiovisuals and activity programmes. Students will learn about Cell structure, DNA, Biotechnology, Earth's structure, Rock formation, Gravity & its effects, Satellites, Nuclear Physics & the use of energy.

  • Air & Space Museum

The Air & Space Museum located ten minutes from Paris has over 150 airplanes and flying machines, offering students one of the most extraordinary scientific & technical adventures. Access to additional exhibits, such as the flight simulators can be arranged.

Other popular visits which can be arranged on our Science trips in France:

  • Parc Astérix Theme Park
  • Disneyland® Paris
  • Disney Studios
  • Palais de la Découverte

Further details on our Science trips can be found here. Alternatively cant find what you are looking for, we are more than happy to provide a Bespoke tour for your group. Please contact us on Free phone 0800 801 560 to discuss your requirements.


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  • Statement from ABTA & STF


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    We are dedicated to bringing you the latest news and updates regarding travel. 

    Please find below a joint statement from the STF and ABTA as of March 13th 2020. Our current understanding of the situation regarding school trips is as follows:

    • The government has advised schools that they should not undertake international school trips at this stage. This is due to concerns that the schools would face significant challenges in making arrangements to ensure children’s welfare should adult supervisors or children be required to self-isolate. Schools will decide how to act upon this advice. If schools do cancel their trips, normal cancellation terms will apply.
    • Schools should contact either their own general insurers or the Department for Education as they may have some financial cover in place for this scenario. This is one of the areas we are seeking clarity on urgently, so we will update again as soon as we have more info.
    • The Government is not advising schools to stop trips within the UK so schools can proceed as planned if they wish. The Government is advising schools to refresh their risk assessments.Customers wanting to cancel must do so at their own cost, normal cancellation charges apply.

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  • Brexit FAQ's

    Last edited 30.01.2020


    We now know that the UK will leave the EU at 23h00 (GMT) on 31 January 2020. Following Brexit we will enter a transition period which will run, at least, until the end of December 2020. During the transition period everything will remain the same and you can continue to travel as you do now.

    We will continue to monitor the information provided by travel industry experts, organisations like ABTA and the UK Government and pick out what we believe is relevant for you.


    Common questions about travel after 31 January 2020


    Will flights still operate?

    Yes. During the transition period, everything will stay the same until the end of December 2020 and flights will continue as normal. 


    Will my coach journey still operate?

    Coaches will still be able to travel to, from and around EU countries as usual. 


    Will trains from the UK to the EU still operate?

    Trains from the UK to the EU will continue to operate as usual. 


    Will we have to show our passports at each border?

    We do advise you keep passports handy when travelling throughout Europe, as you may be required to prove your right to travel at border crossings or security checkpoints.

    You can always check on to find out more about visa restrictions for your destination.


    Will I need a new passport?

    Valid passports can still be used. You do not need to have six months left on your passport to travel to the EU. Your passport does however need to be valid for the whole of your trip. 

    If you are looking to travel to Europe from 1 January 2021, you will need your passport to both:

    • have at least 6 months left
    • be less than 10 years old (even if it has 6 months or more left)

    If you do not renew it, you may not be able to travel to most EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    If you would like to know more take a look at the latest Government advice.


    Will I still be able to use a collective passport?

    Whilst the position as to the validity of collective passports for travel to the EU has not changed, if you are able to arrange for each traveller to have an individual passport which has the requisite validity, this may help to forestall any issues which might arise.


    Will I need a visa to travel to the EU after Brexit?

    No. UK travellers will not need a visa to travel to the EU after Brexit. 


    European Health Insurance Card and travel insurance

    The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) allows any EU citizen to access state medical care when they are travelling in another EU country. UK registered EHICs will still be valid throughout 2020.

    ABTA has always advised when travelling to the EU and beyond, that it is important you take out travel insurance. Our tour price includes comprehensive travel insurance as standard. So, unless you advise us that your school or college has its own travel insurance and you wish to decline our insurance, you will automatically have insurance cover with us.

    For more information on our insurance go to:

    Galina Insurance Policy

    Further advice on travel insurance can be found at


    Will my tour price change?

    If you have an existing booking with Next Generation Travel group brand:

    We have placed forward contracts for foreign currency so fluctuations in the exchange rate are highly unlikely to affect the price of your tour.

    Please note however that, if there is a change in legislation that will affect your overall tour price and which is out of our control, eg visa costs, surcharges, this cost would be passed on to you.

    As is always our policy at Next Generation Travel we will do our best to do the right thing to work with you to ensure your trip would continue.


    If you have not yet booked your tour:

    Due to our forward buying policy for foreign currency, we will work with you to ensure there is no or a low impact on pricing. The travel industry is reporting that the sensible advice is to book now to secure your booking on current currency rates.


    What is the law on price changes?

    If there are increases in transportation costs, taxes or fees chargeable for services post Brexit, the law says that package holiday providers, like Next Generation Travel, are permitted to increase their prices. However, we are pleased to confirm that there would be no change within 20 days of your departure and we would cover the first 2% of any price increase. In the unlikely circumstances that prices were to increase by more than 2% you may be asked to pay an additional fee however where the price increase is 10% or higher, you have the right to cancel and receive a full refund of all monies paid, except for any amendment charges.


    Will overall prices go up in the future?

    Tour prices in the future will always be open to normal market and economic fluctuations such as currency and service prices. Our foreign currency forward buying policy means we always look to protect customers from the impact of currency fluctuationsHowever, overall tour prices may in the future be affected by changes in legislation such as visa costs, surcharges etc. or increased cost in services such as flights or ferry crossings.

    At Next Generation Travel our experienced staff will always provide you with a tour price which is based either on the actual current rates for your service or estimated rates which are based on our extensive knowledge of the travel and industry. We will always communicate any price changes as they are given to us and have an open and honest pricing policy, which will ensure you should have no surprises later on.

    Data roaming

    Under EU rules, the cost of making calls, sending messages or using the internet on your phone in the EU is the same in the UK and this will continue after 31 January 2020. 


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