Europe For Schools is a family run business with over 30 years of experience in organising school trips, study tours and tour packages to Europe.
We are a UK tour operator specialising in arranging educational school tours to the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Holland, Poland and the Czech Republic. However, if you can’t find what you are looking for on our website please contact us and we will provide you with a quote designed especially for your destination.
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Science applies to every part of our daily lives. Whether it is the process of evaporation through cooking, the inner metabolism of our bodies or the occurrences of natural phenomenon, they are all related to science. We offer school science trips to Europe that will stimulate the curiosity of your students and give them a greater insight into the wide world of science.
Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie
The Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie is one of the largest and most visited science and technology museums in the world. Located in the Villette Park in the north east of Paris the exhibition halls cover an area of 30,000m ². Exhibitions are organised around the major themes of science, technology and industry and are supported by models, audiovisuals, interactive options and activity programmes.
The most striking and prominent feature of the complex is the Géode, one of the worlds largest geodesic domes, that stands 32m high with its shiny stainless steel surface. Inside the Géode is an Omnimax movie theatre with a 1000 square feet screen showing amazing special effects.
The Explora covers everything from microbiology to outerspace with lots of different interactive exhibits and demonstrations. You can even get to experience weightlessness.
As well as all this there are many many mfore exhibits to discover at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, from the “Cinaxe” to the “Living World” and “Communications”.
Palais de la Découverte
At the Palais de la Découverte six themes are presented in an entertaining and educational way: astronomy/astrophysics, chemistry, geosciences, physics, mathematics and earth sciences. You will find permanent and visiting exhibitions, guided tours, workshops and conferences with on-the-spot experiments and where you can ask questions of the scientists. Don’t miss the many interactive activities: the new Zeiss Planetarium and its dome 15 metres in diameter, the electrostatics presentation and the 3D film “Journey inside a cell”.
Of course, Paris is a beautiful city a vast array of attractions and iconic landmarks. And, with its close proximity to the Disneyland Paris and Parc Asterix theme parks, it offers something for everyone. Make the most of your school trip to Paris and include a visit to the summit of the Eiffel Tower or a boat cruise on the River Seine:
Why not make your school trip and combine a visit to Paris with a visit to Futuroscope at Poitiers.
Futuroscope - Poitiers
Futuroscope is one of the largest and most popular educational theme parks in Europe. Futuroscope will give your students a truly amazing experience of fun and discovery. Attractions amongst many many others include the IMAX 3D Dome and the Deep Sea 3D which takes you deep into the last unchartered territories on Earth. Each day the park hosts a spectacular evening show with a combination of giant images on water screens, special effects, lasers, jets of flame and light, that make a fantastic finale to the end of your visit.
We can arrange for your school group to be accommodated on-site at Futuroscope, just a few minutes’ walk from the park. Meals can be taken either at the park or at the hotel.
Nausicaa – Pas de Calais
A visit to Nausicaa - the Centre National de la Mer is an introduction to the deep seas. Nausicaa is a blue wonderland showing 10,000 marine animals and fish from all the world's seas including the little-known worlds of plankton and jelly fish and fauna from the abysses. As for man's relationship with the seas in the new Millennium, see the section called Mer des Hommes, which explains endangered coastal resources and the exchanges between humans and the elements. The Tropical Lagoon Village is a paradise island with turquoise water and fish of a million colours.
An underwater observatory has some wonderful sea lions, and you can stroke the rays in the touching pond. Finally, a selachian ring shows the evolution of great marine fauna, and you can learn about different fishing methods. Nausicaa is an encyclopaedia of the seas.
The close proximity of Pas de Calais makes it a perfect destination for a school trip to France and gives you the opportunity to introduce your students to the culture and sights of French life. While in France why not try one or two of the following:
CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research. Its business is fundamental physics, finding out what the Universe is made of and how it works.
At CERN, the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments are used to study the basic constituents of matter — the fundamental particles. By studying what happens when these particles collide, physicists learn about the laws of Nature.
At the centre of the CERN visitor experience, the Globe is where visitors begin their voyage of discovery, in the permanent exhibition "Universe of particles". Visitors who book in advance can also explore the Laboratory by visiting some of the surface installations. A visit lasts approximately half a day. It starts with an introductory presentation on CERN by one of their guides, followed by a film, a visit to one of the experiments and/or to an accelerator located at the surface. The itinerary, which is chosen by the Visits Service, depends on the availability of the areas on the day of your visit.
CERN is located on the Franco-Swiss border not far from Geneva so add another dimension to your trip and take the time to visit this beautiful city.