A World of Discovery at Techniquest

It’s summertime at Techniquest and that means a whole heap of fun for the entire family, right throughout the holidays.



There’s a brand new show taking place in the Science Theatre, looking at wild weather and climate-based natural phenomena in Extreme Earth. It’s a great chance to learn more about earth, wind and fire; be dazzled by science demonstrations and transported to a world of maximum intensity, where you can discover how and why extreme events happen.


Another bonus this summer is that along with other science discovery centres across the UK, Techniquest has teamed up with Disney and Pixar to run a series of interactive workshops celebrating the science behind their latest movie, Lightyear. Every Monday* and Thursday across the holidays, workshops will take place in the Hub on the first floor, between 12 and 4pm, where you can learn about launching rockets, programming robots and what it takes to be an astronaut.


And of course, there are still over 100 interactive exhibits scattered across the site for you to get hands-on with and discover how to bring science to life right in front of you. Whether you want to be shaken not stirred by the Earthquake simulator, blown away by the Hurricane experience, dive into a microscopic world, perform a virtual operation or just let yourself go on the ginormous silver slide – there really is a huge amount of fun to be had with the whole family, whatever your age.


An extra treat for nature-lovers this year can be found on the East Terrace where a pilot project is underway to establish a small sensory garden in time for the holidays. The plan is to encourage visitors to ‘look closer’ at the nature all around them and discover a world complete with bug hotels, colourful scented plants and a weather station.


Techniquest is right in the heart of Cardiff Bay, next door to the Wetlands area and a stone’s throw from a wide range of restaurants and cafes. There’s also a great coffee shop on site, Coffee Mania, where you can take a break from the exhibition floors and enjoy a long, cool drink or an ice cream perhaps if you need to restore some energy used up on the exhibits.


Just one word of warning - holiday sessions at Techniquest often sell out, so make sure to book ahead at techniquest.org.


*Excludes Bank Holiday Monday 29 August

For further details and to book tickets visit; www.techniquest.org.

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