Organised groups

“Excellent for the kids… the interactive displays were great. I would definitely recommend this to anyone with kids to visit.” — TripAdvisor review

Mother and son playing at Techniquest

Techniquest is an ideal venue for group visits.

Pre-booked groups are eligible for a special discounted rate and can often be booked into a science theatre show at weekends and during school holidays.

There is parking on the forecourt for coaches, mini-buses and disabled groups transport. Groups of 12 or more must book in advance on 029 2047 5475.

Events for Brownie, Cub and Beaver Groups

Techniquest offers a range of events for Brownies, Cubs and Beavers which provide the experience and resources to complete badges in just one evening.

The cost is £7.50 per child, and supervisory adults come in free.

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  • Events for Brownies

    Brownie Evenings run from 6–8pm.

    Brownie Stargazer badgeBrownie Stargazer Evenings

    Brownie Stargazer Evenings give Brownies the opportunity to complete the Stargazer/Astronomy badge. The evening involves a series of short sessions which cover: the stars and planets and the Earth’s relationship to them, and how astronomers study the night sky.

    Stargazer Evenings
    Tuesday 15 November 2016
    Wednesday 16 November 2016
    Tuesday 22 November 2016

    Brownie Science Investigator badgeBrownie Science Evening

    Brownie Science Evenings include a range of activities undertaken in groups of about 25. During the evenings, Brownies will:

    • make bubble wands
    • make and race balloon rockets
    • make and use a bottle xylophone
    • investigate salt crystals using a camera microscope
    • explore a human circuit and static electricity.

    Science Evenings
    Thursday 18 May 2017
    Tuesday 23 May 2017

    For more information, or to book, please telephone 029 2047 5476.

  • Events for Beavers

    Beaver Activity Evenings run from 5.30pm–7.30pm. Doors open at 5pm.

    Beavers Experiment badgeBeavers Experiment Badge

    The evening gives the opportunity to complete the Experiment Badge. The Beavers will:

    • take part in an experiment, investigate their findings and discuss the results with the colony
    • complete an exhibition trail: Beavers will have the opportunity to complete mini experiments at work stations throughout the exhibition, in addition to informal learning sessions throughout the exhibition.

    Activity Badge Evenings
    Tuesday 18 October 2016
    Thursday 30 March 2017
    Wednesday 24 May 2017

    For more information, or to book, please telephone 029 2047 5476.

  • Events for Cubs

    Cub Evenings run from 6–8 pm. Doors open at 5.30pm

    Cub Astronomer badgeCub Astronomer Badge

    Cubs take part in a whole range of activities about space, study the solar system, and learn about meteorites and eclipses. There is a session in the Planetarium, and a chance to look through a telescope at the night sky.

    Astronomer Badge Evening
    Thursday 24 November 2016

    Cub Scientist badgeCub Scientist Badge

    The evening gives the opportunity to complete the Cub Scientist Badge. The evening comprises two parts, the Physical World and the Living World. Each pack leader will also be given ideas for further work to follow up the visit.

    Scientist Badge Evening
    Tuesday 16 May 2017

    For more information, or to book, please telephone 029 2047 5476.

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