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British Geological Survey Open Day 2022

The British Geological Survey (BGS) welcomes you to come and explore all things earth science for a fun and interactive family day out!

The BGS Open Day is back in Keyworth for the first time in 3 years!

Join us on Saturday, 25th June for a FREE day of science and discovery as we explore the fascinating world of geology, and reveal hidden secrets about the world beneath our feet! 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 – 12.

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.

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

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, then please speak to a member of staff at the event who will be happy to assist.
Spaces are limited so please register for your free ticket(s) in advance to avoid disappointment. Due to limited availability, we are only able to accommodate one morning or one afternoon session per group. Children aged 15 or under must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Please check our website or follow our social media @britgeosurvey for event updates.
British Geological Survey, Nicker Hill, Keyworth, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG12 5GG
Sat 25 June
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