New Scientist Live 2017

Prices from: £132 (28-29 September 2017)

New Scientist have developed an inspiring, exciting and incredible event called New Scientist Live taking place in London in September 2017.  Adaptable Travel have partnered with New Scientist Live to offer you and your students the chance to go on the ultimate school science trip to this incredible event. Offering students and teachers an engaging and inspirational day out, the show brings together the biggest and most provocative science, engineering and technology.

Split into four immersive zones – Brain & Body, Technology, Earth and the Cosmos – students will see science brought to life with over 200 first-rate demonstrations and more than 100 thought-provoking talks from the most influential names in science, fuelling the imagination of every young scientist.


World-leading Scientist Speakers

Students will be able to listen to talks from world-leading scientists, futurologists and thought leaders, inspiring the next generation. 2016 speakers included astronaut Tim Peake, physicist Jim Al-Khalili, space scientist Monica Grady and mathematician Marcus du Sautoy. 2017 speaker topics covered will range from the Higgs boson to sports science, to driverless cars, AI and so much more. Confirmed speakers for 2017 can be found here.


What else will there be to do?

Students will be able to learn from the huge range of demonstrations and experiences, and get hands on with science.  In addition, they will be able to speak to scientists from the Royal Society of Biology, The Royal Academy of Engineering, Imperial College London, The Science Council and many many more. Last year’s show featured the Bloodhound Project's adrenaline-pumping 1,000mph car, a chance to see the European Space Agency's Exomars Rover in the flesh, VR demonstrations, and 'The Rentokil Pestaurant' where visitors could try a range of edible creepy crawlies. 2017 content will be confirmed in the coming months.


What is Included with Adaptable Travel

We have partnered with New Scientist Live to offer a cost-effective solution for schools from across the UK to attend this amazing science event. For schools not based in or near London, our package includes return coach transport from your school, 1 day entrance to New Scientist Live (extended durations available), pre-booked entry to the Science Museum or visit the Natural History Museum, 1 free staff place for every 10 paying students, chance to add-on other excursions including the London Eye, group evening meals, a West End show and other fantastic science related visits and excursions.

What’s more, you only need a minimum of 10 paying passengers to take your school to New Scientist Live, with a fixed price.

Packages available for:

  • 2 day, 1 night (including transport and accommodation)
  • Day trips (including coach and entrance)
  • Ticket only for the event for London based schools.


Enquire today to start organising your school trip to New Scientist Live.

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Newton Abbot GB
Accomodation and food fantastic, staff really welcoming and helpful. Tours excellent. The Lion King Workshop was disappointing - 2 out of 3 of the workshop leaders were not prepared and it was not what we had asked for.
Confirmed purchase: 11 December 2017
Published on: 09 February 2018
10 out of 10


Doncaster GB
Fabulous trip, thanks everyone involved. Was daunting being my first trip, but it was fab and the students loved it.
Confirmed purchase: 17 October 2017
Published on: 28 October 2017
9 out of 10


Holmes Chapel GB
Firstly the trip was fantastic! A couple of things worth mentioning though. The workshop based on The Play That Goes Wrong being in two separate venues was a slight faff and caused us to be even later than we should have been for the session. Also some of time timings had not taken into account events in London and so we were stuck in traffic more than usual which meant we were late for some of the activities or had to rearrange the schedule. It would be worth bearing in mind events which may have an impact on the trips. On the other hand some of the timings were too generous and so we had to find activities to fill the time on the spot. Luckily we could do but the activities did not feature in our risk assessment and so we were taking a risk by doing these. Overall though we had a wonderful trip and the experiences the students undertook were truly unforgettable! The Globe tour whereby we witnessed a live rehearsal was incredible also the workshop session post this was really engaging. The students and staff really loved the experience and we are hoping to book again it bext Year! Thanks for all of your help. It was most appreciated.
Confirmed purchase: 11 July 2017
Published on: 24 July 2017
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To assist you with planning the most relevant and appropriate itinerary for your students, a Leisure & Learning destination pack complete with a full excursion list including curriculum area recommendations will be sent with every quote.

Details of the 2 Day, 1 Night Package:

Thursday 28th - Friday 29th September 2017

What is included in the 2 day tour?

  • Full Executive Coach Transfer from your institute to the accommodation in London

  • 1 Nights Accommodation with Breakfast in London accommodation

  • 1 free staff place based on every 10 paying passengers

  • Day 1: Entrance to the Science Museum & Natural History Museum with optional workshops (please note entrance to the Science Museum is free of charge, but Adaptable Travel will be able to pre-reserve your places)

  • Day 2: Entrance to the New Scientist Live event at London Excel


Is Your School Close to London?

This event is open to all groups. That is why we have alternative packages for groups wanting Daytrips or Ticket Only packages available.

Add-ons including Centre of the Cell, Natural History Museum Workshops, Kew Gardens, London Eye, Theatre visits and more available.

Extended Duration trips are also available.

Minimum group size of just 10 learners with 1:10 free place ratio.

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