Open Day | 12 October 2019 | BGS Keyworth

Join us for the British Geological Survey Open Day on Saturday 12 October 2019, from 10.00 to 16.00 at our Environmental Science Centre in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire.

The day will follow the theme of 'Geoscience is for everyone', with talks and activities demonstrating how geology plays an important role in our daily lives. We will also be showcasing the diversity of geoscience careers available for individuals across a whole range of interests and skills.

This is a free event, but you must book tickets on Eventbrite.

Hands-on activities, talks and tours

Throughout the day there will be a whole range of hands-on activities, a programme of talks, and tours of the site. Although the event is aimed at families, there will be something for rock lovers of all ages, from newbies to experienced earth scientists. As most of the activities will take place indoors, it is sure to be a great day out whatever the weather!

Don't forget to share your day with us using #BGSopenDay2019

Reserve your place

This is a free event, but spaces are limited, therefore booking is essential.

Please bring a copy of your ticket(s) with you on a mobile device or a printed copy for each member of your family or group.

The event closes promptly at 16.00. Please allow plenty of time to enjoy your visit.

Plan your visit


How to get to the BGS Open Day.

Food and drink

There will be a range of food and drink available from our canteen. Attendees are also welcome to bring a picnic.

Disabled access

There are a few car parking spaces designated for disabled users. Wheelchair-accessible lifts are provided for first-floor exhibits. Access to some parts of the site is via gravel path, on flat or gently sloping terrain. Some of the hands-on activities may be unsuitable for wheelchair users.

Please note
  • All activities are subject to staff availability. We reserve the right to change or cancel talks, tours or activities at short notice.
  • Photography: there will be a photographer and videographer recording the day for future BGS promotional activities. If you, or members of your group, do not wish to be filmed or photographed please speak to a member of our staff on the day.

Previous Open Day highlights

Being hunted by a dinosaur!
BGS staff getting in to the swing of things
Explaining tectonics
Showcasing the emmersive 3D visual equipment
Demonstrating how tsunamis work
BGS open day 2017
The core store
Suprise attack from the undergrowth
Tectonics are great!
Fossil displays
Enjoying a mug of volcanic erruption
Monkey's defending from dinosaurs
Explaining the water cycle