Operation Earth

Operation Earth is a national programme celebrating the science of the natural environment. The project aims to engage and inspire children and their families through exciting hands-on science activities.


Operation Earth is directed and project managed by The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres, in collaboration with NERC researchers. Click here for more information.

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earthy at the doctor

Family science show


Take part in an exciting new Operation Earth family science show exploring the amazing stories and science of the environment.

Earthy is feeling a little under the weather and is going to the doctors for a check-up. Join us, along with expert scientists, as we investigate what is bothering Earthy. Become a trainee environmental scientist and help us investigate Earthy's land, air and oceans, and see if, together, we can find solutions.

Suitable for ages 6+.

How to book

There are limited spaces for each show. Tokens for the show are available at the front desk on the day of each show; you must have a token to attend. If you would like to book in advance, please contact education@oum.ox.ac.uk stating which date and time and how many people will be attending.


Meet the experts


Drop in for a chat with science experts about a host of subjects and take part in hands-on activities to discover more about planet Earth. Find out what scientists do and why.

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Hands on



Have a go with our Operation Earth Kit to discover more about nature.

Suitable for families. Just drop in.


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Find out more about the project and read about some experiments you can do at home.