Supporting the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework and the emerging Digital Competence Framework and Welsh Government’s Qualified for Life — Focus on Science
Techniquest provides a unique experience — supporting teachers and inspiring pupils from Foundation Phase to Post-16 in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics — at our Science Discovery Centre in Cardiff Bay and through a broad and dynamic Outreach programme, which can bring the Techniquest experience to your school.
At Techniquest in Cardiff Bay, there are more than 120 hands-on exhibits, which are ideal for child-centred learning and investigation
Foundation Phase and Key Stage 2 pupils who visit Techniquest can also attend an interactive show in the Science Theatre, or visit Techniquest’s digital Planetarium, where they will be inspired by a view of the night sky. Key Stage 2 and secondary pupils can also take part in a series of workshops in the Laboratory, which allows pupils to gain hands-on practical experience.
All programmes are linked to the Curriculum for Wales. Teachers receive resource materials to help them extend the learning back in the classroom.
School visits are so well organised that teachers can simply focus on the learning experience; upon arrival, Techniquest staff explain the logistics of the visit to make sure the day runs smoothly
Areas can be reserved for pupils to have packed lunches.
We welcome teachers to visit Techniquest, free of charge, at any time during opening hours, to help in planning their visit — please advise our staff at the admissions desk when you arrive, and they will be happy to process your free entry.