BGS events

BGS Open Day 2022

Join us for a FREE day of science and discovery as we explore the fascinating world beneath our feet!

Event on 25/06/2022
BGS Open Day 2022
The BGS Open Day is back in Keyworth for the first time in 3 years!

Thank you to everyone who has expressed an interest in our Open Day in June. We have been overwhelmed by the positive response and the initial allocation of tickets has now sold out. We hope to be able to release a further allocation closer to the event, so please do check back for updates.

The BGS Open Day is back in Keyworth for the first time in three years!

Come along and find out how geology affects us. From volcanoes and earthquakes to soils and underground aquifers, geology can be found everywhere, even in your kitchen cupboards and your mobile phone.

While everyone is welcome to visit the BGS Open Day, this year we’re especially keen to invite families with future scientists aged 4 to 12.

Activities for children and families

We’ll have a range of hands-on, geoscience-based activities for children and families to enjoy, including gold panning, soil sifting and the enthralling toilet roll of time! Discover some of the incredible rocks and fossils we have on display and meet our amazing scientists who are helping us to protect our natural environment, homes and cities from the effects of rising temperatures and climate change.

Behind-the-scenes tours

There will also be a rare chance to join a special behind-the-scenes tour of our Core Store, where scientists learn about the rocks that shape our natural world and where layers of rock core are stored as high as the ceiling. Bookings for these tours will be available on the day and spaces will be limited.

Outdoor activities will take place in and around our unique geological walkway, alongside marquees and inside activities – we’re prepared for all weathers!

Food and refreshments

We will have refreshments available in our onsite canteen, plus lots of outdoor space, if you wish to bring along your own picnic.

Book online

Spaces are limited so please register online in advance to avoid disappointment.

Due to limited availability, we are only able to accommodate one morning or one afternoon session per family. Children aged 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Morning: 10am until 1pm
  • Afternoon: 1pm until 4pm

Please check back to this page or follow us on Twitter @britgeosurvey for event updates. #BGSOpenDay2022

Please note that event photography will be taking place during the event. If you have any concerns or would like to ensure that your photo is not taken, please speak to a member of staff at the event who will be happy to assist.

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