The perks of being a Friend of Techniquest

December 2, 2019

We all like to give something back at this festive time of year but Friends of Techniquest doesn’t just give you a warm fuzzy feeling inside; it also provides you with some excellent membership benefits.

Did you know that ticket sales make up less than half of our annual income? As a charity, Techniquest is reliant on your support to keep offering educational, inspirational services to communities in South Wales.

Friends of Techniquest is our membership scheme for people who are passionate about STEM and want to support their local science and discovery centre. For just £5 a month, you become part of our exclusive, members only group; helping our cause but also getting rewarded for your donation.

What we can do for you

All our Friends of Techniquest receive the following fantastic benefits:

  • Be the first to know about Techniquest’s exciting new developments
  • Book tickets for theme days and special events before anyone else
  • Provide comment on our work as part of Techniquest’s supportive network
  • Get free access to the exhibition on select days throughout the year
  • Gain access to Techniquest’s exclusive, non-public, invitation only events
  • Receive special After Hours benefits
  • Enjoy a 10% discount in the Techniquest gift shop

Our current Friends say that they value the feeling of supporting their local science centre the most, but it works for the deal-savvy, too.

If you’re reading this, it means you like to keep up to date with the world of Techniquest. Our Friends get the latest news hot off the press; through our regular e-newsletter and at one-off events.

It’s easily possible to make a few of your fivers back through fantastic discounts in centre. We hold free access days on select Sundays throughout the year to allow supporters and local community organisations to enjoy our exhibition away from the crowds. You can get 10% off the ticket price and all food and drink at After Hours and save 10% on purchases in our gift shop, too!

We like to hold coffee mornings alongside our special events to provide a VIP experience wherever possible. Bespoke events also provide a chance to hear from key stakeholders and to see new exhibits before the general public.

A behind the scenes experience

At the end of August, we invited 60 of our closest Friends and supporters to hear from the architects, designers and builders behind our upcoming 900m2 expansion. Over a few hours and a light breakfast, we heard about the key decisions behind our expansion, got to ask questions of the experts and had a peek inside the construction site. Perfect for those who like to network with business leaders as well as those who are simply curious!

What’s on the horizon…

Our new Science Capital expansion is quickly gaining shape and promises more opportunities for new Friends to enjoy behind-the-scenes opportunities before we launch to the public in Summer 2020. With all the new space and exhibits we’ll soon have to play with, there’s never been a better time to sign up!

Sign up today or email us to hear more about how you can benefit from a Friends of Techniquest membership.

Find us

  • Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW

Contact us

  • 029 2047 5475
    Mon–Fri: 9am–5pm Sat–Sun: 10am–5pm
    While we always endeavour to answer calls, when the centre is busy it may not always be possible.
    If you leave us a message we will respond to you as quickly as we can.

Opening hours

  • Techniquest’s opening hours vary — visit the Opening Times page to find out the current hours.

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  •   What is Techniquest?

    Techniquest is an educational charity, with a science centre in Cardiff Bay. Our mission is to embed science in Welsh culture through interactive engagement. We provide a range of services to schools and teachers to complement formal education provision in Wales and work extensively with public audiences.

  •   Where can I park?

    We are pleased to be able to offer all of our visitors discounted parking with Q-Park, our preferred parking partner.

    The Q-Park operates the Cardiff Bay car park in Pierhead Street which is around 8 minutes walk from Techniquest.

    We have agreed a special discount rate for our customers of 15% off all pre-bookings.
    Pre-book and guarantee your space here using the code TECHNI15.

    There are also nearby pay-and-display car parks on Stuart Street and Havannah Street. Please do not park on Havannah Street itself.

    We regret that there is no parking on-site at Techniquest.

  •   Who is it for?

    Techniquest is suitable for all ages! We do have special events for certain groups, however — see Toddler Days and Home Educator days.

  • I have a different question.

    Please see our dedicated FAQ page.

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